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Feb 2, 2010 – Gadd and Emmett Bag WI 10

Ice climbing masters Will Gadd and Tim Emmett have climbed a difficult new ice route in Helmcken Falls, BC.

Feb 1, 2010 – Irvine’s Body Found on Everest?

The mystery of whether Andrew Irvine and George Mallory reached the summit of Everest almost three decades before Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay’s famous 1953 ascent may finally be answered.

Feb 1, 2010 – Vertical Dance Legacy Project for 2010 Olympics

The Vancouver based Aeriosa Dance Society known for its inspirational aerial based choreography is commemorating the 2010 Olympics with a series of special performances. The shows will take place between March 17-20 at the Vancouver Central Library Building and with performances from famous Canadian climbers like Will Stanhope, Jason Kruk and Colin Zacharias as well as Canadian resident Abby Watkins.

Jan 28, 2010 – CASBC Bugaboo Climber’s Survey Report

Although the Climber’s Access Society of British Columbia (CASBC) released its user survey results for Bugaboo Provincial Park late last year, many climbers may still not be aware of the report’s findings.

Jan 27, 2010 – Sharma Busy Bolting

It seems that between sending difficulty-defining new lines Chris Sharma is finding time to also bolt some new routes. Recently he equipped a new 50m ine in Oliana, Spain that he thinks could clock in at 9b (5.15b).

Hard Mixed Routes Come to Southern Ontario…Finally

Southern Ontario has never been associated with difficult mixed climbing, but that’s all about to change largely due to the efforts of St Catharines local Nate Kutcher.

Jan 25, 2010 – Bendler and Maureau Dominate Ice Climbing World Cup

Austria’s Markus Bendler and France’s Stephanie Maureau were victorious in the men’s and women’s UIAA Ice Climbing World Cup lead climbing competition held in Saas Fee, Switzerland.

Jan 25, 2010 – Iker Pou Repeats Sharma’s 9a+

The talented Basque climber Iker Pou has bagged the first repeat of Chris Sharma’s Demencia senil, 9a+ in Margalef.

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Jan 22, 2010 – Same-Sex Marriage on Everest

An upcoming amendment to Nepal’s constitution legalizing same-sex marriage could create lucrative tourism opportunities for the nation’s struggling economy.