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The Patagonia Torre Traverse in a Day!

Colin Haley and Alex Honnold have sent the Torre Traverse in a day for its second ascent. The traverse of the Torre peaks in Patagonia was first done by Haley and Rolando Garibotti in January 2008. Eight years later, Haley teamed up with the Honnold, who last year made the first
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Canadians Sending in Japan, Scotland, Patagonia and Tasmania

Some of Canada’s top climbers have gone abroad for ice, rock and icy rock.  First was a trip to Scotland for the icy rock. Alpine climbers Ian Welsted and Raphael Slawinski were invited to the annual BMC winter festival. The two Piolet d’Or-winning climbers became
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Watch a Short Film on Quebec Dry-Tooling

Quebec has some excellent dry-tooling and this short film focuses on the popular winter crag called St. Alban.
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Brette Harrington Solos Patagonia Route

American alpinist Brette Harrington has arrived in Patagonia for the winter. On her Instagram, she reported soloing the classic route called Austriaca on Aguja de l’S. The route was first climbed in 1987 by Hans Bärnthaler and Ewald Lidl from Austria. Pataclimb.com has
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Watch a Squamish Climbing Video

Watch Mason Pitchel climb the classic Sesame Street and Andrew Mckean send his first V10, King Kong. INCREDIBLE NEW CRAG DISCOVERED IN SQUAMISH, BC from Mason Pitchel on Vimeo.
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David Lama and Conrad Anker Attempt Nepal Peak

In Nov. 2015, David Lama and Conrad Anker climbed to a new highpoint on the headwall of Lunag Ri, a 6,907-metre peak on the border of Nepal and Tibet. The Austrian-American team gave everything to be the first to reach the virgin summit. In the end, due to freezing temperatures
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Watch a Send of a Classic Squamish Line

Another great video from Stu Smith of a send from the Squamish Smoke Bluffs. The route was first climbed by Peter Croft and Tami Knight at 5.11b. As Smith wrote, “There were two bolts protecting the roof and lip, luckily they were chopped leaving a pure gear protected route
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Watch Climbing on B.C. Ice Bergeron Falls

Bergeron Falls is a 100-metre route set in a one-of-a-kind amphitheatre close to Tumbler Ridger, B.C. This Northern B.C. route is must-climb for those looking to tick Canadian classics off their list.
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Watch Tom Randall Climb Hard Kraken

Watch Tom Randall climb his hard roof problem called Kraken V13. Visit Randall’s blog for more on his send: “When I first tried this move I was convinced that my forearm or finger would explode with a loud ‘bang’ if I even tried to put 75 per cent of my
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Nanga Parbat Winter Team Calls it Quits

The Nanga Light team with a Canadian connection have turned around from camp four. In 2015, Elisabeth Revol and Tomasz Mackiewicz were only 300 metres from the summit of the 8,126-metre Nanga Parbat when they turned around. They were one of many teams who had attempted the first
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