This is a weekly summary of top climbing stories from March 9 to 16.
The Canadian and international climbing community mourns the loss of alpinists Marc-Andre Leclerc and Ryan Johnson after they were presumed dead in Alaska.
B.C. climber Alannah Yip won the Tristate Championships in New York.
Ines Papert and Anna Pfaff talk about their big new Norway ice routes.
An ice climber was rushed to hospital after surviving an avalanche in the Canadian Rockies.
6) Will Johnson
We talk with Ontario climber Will Johnson on Nationals and his singing career.
We look at 20 differences between indoor and outdoor climbing.
We look back at over 100 years of climbing urban structures and building.
9) Hard Climbs
A number of hard sport climbs were sent in Europe.
There are a number of early spring avalanche dangers for hikers and rock climbers.
The @heyflashfoxy Women’s Climbing Festival is on March 25 to 25! From @heyflashfoxy: “When I met @han.dee in Indian Creek this past March, she had the gnarliest blister on HER PALM from relentlessly battling a crack, which she ultimately sent. I knew right then she was way more badass than me. Then I learned that she's also a talented artist, currently focusing on linocut prints and mixed media. Head over to her page to check out some of her pieces and support the women in our community! A @lightningsnaps ? of Hannah all smiles on the notoriously hard/scary Coynes Crack.” #climbing #tradisrad