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Avalanche on Mount Everest kills 12 guides

An avalanche on Mount Everest left 12 dead and four missing in the worst-ever recorded disaster on the Mountain.

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Most People Can’t Climb 8b+, Especially at 61 Years Old – Francisco Marin Can

Francisco Marin, also known as &quot Novato &quot ("Rookie" in Spanish), is a 61-year-old climber and the only known person in the world to climb at this level at his age.

Mirko Caballero Climbs one of the Coolest Problems in the USA – Caballero Confessions of a Kid Crusher

After Mirko Caballero sent Lethal Design, (V12) He set his eyes on the infamous Meadow Lark Lemon (V13 stand start, V14 sit start). After battling the problem for a few days a foot hold breaks making Mirko have to change his beta.

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2014 SCS Nationals Highlights

On April 4th and 5th, 2014, the best sport and speed competition climbers in the US descended on Sender One in Santa Ana, California to compete for their share of a huge cash purse and a spot on the 2014 US National Team.

Magic Wood – Is This the Most Beautiful Bouldering Spot in the World?

Magic Wood in Switzerland is not a big bouldering area, but pound for pound it might be one of the coolest and most beautiful in the world.

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Mount Everest (1978): First Ascent w/o supplementary Oxygen (Messner/Habeler)

A film documenting the first ascent of Mount Everest without supplementary oxygen. Everest Unmasked follows Italian and Austrian mountaineers Reinhold Messner and Peter Habeler through the Khumbu icefall into the Western Cwm then up to the South Col and Summit.

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Rok Klancnik Does Third Ascent of Bügeleisen (V14/15)

Slovenian climber Rok Klancnik has done the third ascent of Klem Loskot’s ‘Bügeleisen’ in Malatal, Austria. Klem sent the problem back in 2001 and assigned a grade of 8B+ (V14).

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You Won’t Believe How Cool (or How Hard) These Boulder Problems Are | Viva Peñoles, Ep. 2

A dream-team of Americas strongest boulderers, including Jimmy Webb, Daniel Woods, Dave Graham, Paul Robinson, and Shawn Raboutou, has traveled to the hidden boulder fields of Peñoles, Mexico with the goal of repeating test-pieces and establishing the hardest climbs in the Chihuahua desert.

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Vintage Footage of First International Sport Climbing Competition in 1988

Vintage footage of Spiderman Dan Goodwin as the color commentator at the First International Sport Climbing Competition at Snowbird, Utah where Dan takes a huge 45′ whipper to illustrate the challenges the competitors will face .

World Record setting run by Calitz on Table Mountain

On Saturday K-Way athlete Andre ‘AJ’ Calitz ascended Table Mountain’s Platteklip Gorge an incredible 14.5 times in 12 hours; that’s 10,257 vertical metres. This exceeds the previous record of 10,060 metres and will etch Calitz’ name on the World Record listing for ‘Greatest vertical height climbing stairs in 12 hours’.

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