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  • MOUNTAINEERING / ICE CLIMBING

    American Team Bags Two First Ascents in Pakistan

    August 26 - Scott Bennett and Graham Zimmerman have completed a new route on K6 West, a 7,040-meter (23,097-foot) peak in the Karakoram that had only been climbed once before. Earlier in the trip, they made the first ascent of Changi Tower (6,500 meters), along with Steve Swenson. Read More

  • "Her son was still on the wall, suspended about 20 feet up. The only thing holding him up was a Grigri chained to the floor." Read More

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    Climb of the Week: The Tom Egan Memorial

    August 23, 2015 - The most inspirational climb this week undoubtedly was Will Stanhope’s send of the Tom Egan Memorial, the free version of an old route on the east face of Snowpatch Spire in Canada’s Bugaboos. Read More

  • "I went climbing with a 5.13+ leader, so I didn't put too much thought into his belay technique until I fell at the second bolt and landed on the ground." Read More

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    Stanhope Redpoints Bugaboos' Hardest Free Climb

    August 17, 2015 - Canadian Will Stanhope has redpointed the Tom Egan Memorial Route on the east face of Snowpatch Spire in the Bugaboos. Climbing with his longtime partner on the project, Matt Segal from the U.S., Stanhope completed the climb over four days, grading it V 5.14. Read More

  • August 16, 2015 - This past week’s most inpirational climb was actually a bunch of climbs, concluding two months of serious effort in the Alps. Early Tuesday morning, Swiss speedster Ueli Steck finished his goal of climbing all 82 of the Alps’ 4,000-meter peaks without motorized assistance. Read More

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