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The Karakoram Highway

Three experienced paragliding pilots, Thomas de Dorlodot, Horacio Llorens and Hernan Pitocco arrive in the Karakoram mountain range in Northern Pakistan aiming to break records. Follow them as they explore the legendary Karakoram Highway, seeking to break the world record for the
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Sam Eastman Mixes It Up At Diamond Lake

Southern Ontario ice climbing had a boost this year with Andriy Kolos’ new select ice climbing guidebook.  In this video, Sam Eastman climbs his route Mack 10, which he established in 2013/14 with his brother Jake. More Ontario Climbing Mack 10 is in the Madawaska
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Fontainebleau Sessions

Fontainebleau is 90 kilometres south of Paris and can be described as the best bouldering in Europe, if not the world. The majority of the bouldering is in the forests that surround Fontainebleau, which makes for a magical setting. The sandstone rock is fantastic quality and the
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Off-Width Outlaw

Pamela Pack has been seeking out North America’s most challenging inverted and vertical offwidth climbs since 2008. She has over 50 first female ascents of off-widths including the first female ascent of Lucille 5.13a (onsight) in Vedauwoo, WY. “Offwidths continually
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Ashima Shiraishi Climbs V14

Ashima Shiraishi climbed one of the hardest boulder problems in Bishop on January 1. Since arriving in Bishop before Christmas, Shiraishi has climbed Maze of Death V12, Babeurre V12, Blood Meridian V13 and now The Swarm V14. Shiraishi is one of, if not the strongest female
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Bugaboo’s Sunshine Crack

One of the most climbed and most enjoyed routes in the Bugaboos. It follows a continuous crack system for almost 300 metres and has everything from fingers to offwidth. This route is on the north side of Snowpatch Spire and is easy to spot, just look for the offwidth. Head up the
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Big Push On The Dawn Wall

Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgeson have started their final attempt of the year to free The Dawn Wall. Caldwell and Jorgeson started up on Dec. 27 for perhaps their last time. If all goes well, the next time they stand on solid ground will be on top of El Capitan. On the first
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Against the Grain: Staffordshire Gritstone

This video is about two local Staffordshire climbers climbing their favourite lines. Some of them are iconic classics and other are slightly off-piste. 
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December in Scotland: late winter and new routes

Winter climbing started in Scotland at the beginning of December, after an unseasonably warm November. The season started off with a new three-pitch grade four by Roger Everett and Simon Richardson on the north side of Braeriach. There were also ascents in the Northern Corries
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Utah’s Lindner’s Roof

Chris Healy recently sent Lindner’s Roof V9 in Moe’s Valley near St. George, Utah. Chris Healy wrote the following about his send: This is definitely one of my favorite projects. I almost wish it wasn’t over, but at the same time I’m glad I was able to
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