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Kim Jong-un Climbs Nation’s Highest Peak

King Jong-un says he is an “energetic man of the people” after climbing to the peak of Mount Paektu, North Korea’s highest mountain. The leader of North Korea climbed the 2,750-metres mountain and was awarded for his hard efforts with a beautiful snowy mountain top.
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Nina Williams sends “Dream Line” Speed of Life

Nina Williams sends Speed of Life V10 at Farley Ledge in Western Massachusetts. Nina Williams wrote on her Facebook: “Speed of Life. A dream beginning 2009 and realized yesterday. I was initially drawn to its aesthetic line, intimidating size, and crimpy style. “I
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Canadian Max Fisher Sends In Chamonix

Max Fisher is a Canadian east-coaster with a sweet tooth for the alpine. He’s currently sessioning the spring rock and alpine climbing in Chamonix. By Max Fisher Last June, when close friend and climbing partner Cory Hall passed away climbing in Peru, James Monypenny
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Pamela Pack: Bold New R-Rated Splitter

American offwidth master Pamela Pack climbed a new four-pitch crack that has been given 5.13R. “I’m excited to have completed a project that’s been a tremendous mental and physical battle for two seasons now. The American Horror Story 5.13 R/X is a spectacular
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Alex Megos: Five 5.14s In A Day

Alex Megos continues to set the bar in Australia and recently had one stellar day of sends. Megos recently made the second ascent of Mr. Pink 5.14c, first climbed by Ben Cossey and said, “Definitely one of the hardest 8c+’s I have done. What a route!” Woop!!!
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Jacopo Larcher Climbs Italian Testpiece

Jacopo Larcher, 25, made the second ascent of Helmutant 5.14d in South Tyrol, Italy this week. The route remained a project after being bolted a decade ago. In 2014, it was sent by Michael Piccolruaz. Larcher wrote on his Facebook page after the ascent, “I tried it a while
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Canadians Approach Everest’s North Side

Canadian alpinists Nancy Hansen and Raphael Slawinski are no stranger to big objectives. While on separate expeditions to the north side of Everest, they are both attempting bold routes. There have been just over 7,000 ascents of Everest and 97 per cent have been up the Southeast
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New 10-Pitch 5.9 In Red Rocks

Jeremy Devine and Sam Bishop have climbed a new 10-pitch 5.9 in a remote corner the popular Red Rocks. Red Rocks is an annual destination for thousands of climbers, but most repeat visitors have climbed all of the classic easy and moderate routes. The new Of Mice and Men is a
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Watch a V10 in the Niagara Glen

Tomasz Wojtkowiak is one of Ontario’s strongest boulderers and he recently sent Sepukku V10 in the Niagara Glen. In 2008, Dave Heerema climbed Sepukku and said, “Quite possibly my favourite climb. Benchmark for V10.” In the video belwo, Wjkowiak takes down
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Brit Joshua Ibbertson Sends Hard Spain Route

Joshua Ibbertson, 10, has climbed his second and third 5.13b, Sátiva Patática and El Guardia in Margalef. Young  Josh is currently the youngest British climber to climb 5.13b. “I’ve been climbing and training seriously since I was eight years old but did bits for as long as
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