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Ueli Steck and the 82 Summits, Part Two

Watch Ueli Steck run up 18 4,000-metre peaks in a day in this short EpicTV film. “After Ueli Steck’s partner Michi Wohlleben suffered a debilitating paragliding injury descending from one of their very first mountains, questions start to arise as to whether the guys
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Watch Kai Lightner Send in Bishop

Watch 90 seconds of climbing with Kai Lightner getting his Bishop fix.
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Andrew Funk Sends His First 5.14

Canadian Andrew Funk has clipped the chains of his first 5.14a and he is psyched. Funk has been touring Europe for the past few months and we touched base with him in October, visit here for that conversation. On Dec. 21, he sent Mal De Isla 5.14a at Chulilla near Valencia in
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Watch Some Steep Rockies Ice and Mixed Climbing

Watch Guido Unterwurzacher and his team climb steep routes in the Rockies. “Being an absolute all-rounder, Guido also knows what the breakfast of champions should look like.”
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Canadians on Nepal First Ascent with Strong Team

In October, a team of international climbers made the first ascent of Beding Go 6,125 metres in Nepal. The following is a story written by Cian O’Brolchain from Ireland. On the expedition were six team members, five climbing Sherpas, five kitchen staff and 30 porters. The
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Watch Jon Cardwell on Necessary Evil 5.14c

Watch Jon Cardwell on the Virgin River Gorge test-piece Necessary Evil 5.14c that was first climbed by Chris Sharma nearly 20 years ago. Necessary Evil – Jon Cardwell from Matty Hong on Vimeo.
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Alex Luger’s Big Send in the Ratikon

Austrian climber Alex Luger reports about his first ascent of the 350-metre 5.14b called The Gift. Luger reported that in August, he sent The Gift on Drusenfluh in Austria. The steep Ratikon wall is known for its stiff routes. The first four pitches of the route were climbed in
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Watch Chris Sharma on 5.14 First Ascent in 1996

Chris Sharma was only 15 when he made the first ascent of Zulu 5.14a at Rifle Mountain Park in 1996. Here is a short clip from Hoods in the Woods of on the first ascent.
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Watch Dave MacLeod’s Fourth Ascent of V13

Dave MacLeod making the first ascent of fourth Wave, 8B in the Arisaig Cave on the west coast of Scotland. 4th Wave, 8B first ascent from Dave MacLeod on Vimeo.
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Cutting-Edge Climbing Video Game is Here

The Climb is a new virtual reality climbing video game by Crytek. If you’re a climber who loves video games, check this out. The new game by Crytek takes you to the crag and up the wall at different locations around the world. More here.
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