Sharma Catalan Witness the Fitness

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Siegrist in Oliana

Fresh from the success of completing La Rambla, Jonathan Siegrist moves onto a new challenge: Power Inverter. Nestled in amongst the stunning scenery of Oliana in Catalonia, Spain, Jonathan finds himself getting a bit introspective in the quest to complete one of his hardest projects yet.

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Siegrist in Catalonia

Fresh from the success of completing La Rambla, Jonathan Siegrist moves onto a new challenge: Power Inverter. Nestled in amongst the stunning scenery of Oliana in Catalonia, Spain, Jonathan finds himself getting a bit introspective in the quest to complete one of his hardest projects yet.

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Don Whillans Patagonia

A story of two expeditions to two mountains, one in Argentina the other in Chile which despite being a decade apart, had one man common during both trips was Don Whillans, an icon of British climbing in the 50s and 60s whose routes still are test pieces today and ‘one-liners’ most recognized.

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David Lama High Spirits Nepal

In November 2015, David Lama and Conrad Anker became the first expedition ever to reach the headwall of Lunag Ri, a 6907 meters high mountain located at the border of Nepal and Tibet.

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"Welcome to Barbados" Aussie Trad

Mayan Smith-Gobat and Ben Rueck climbing the route "Welcome to Barbados" in the Grampians National Park in Victoria, Australia. Check out this beautiful and unique place with a great route to climb. Inspired by local Malcom "HB" Matheson it is an adventure that Mayan was looking to experience for a long time.

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Josh Wharton RMNP Mixed

Josh Wharton talks about his training strategy: like using mixed climbing when he's exhausted as technical and psychological training for his big-mountain objectives.

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Deep Throat

Story of the first ascent of the mixed route "Deep Throat" in Glenwood Canyon, Colorado.

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Alex Honnold in Angola

Alex Honnold is the most accomplished free climber in the world. Angola is a southwest African country that recently emerged from 27 years of bloody civil war. What brings together these strange bedfellows you ask? Some of the most epic unclimbed rocks in the world, and a community needing help to diffuse the hidden land mines leftover from the conflict. (Plus a shadowy local hotel magnate, but we'll get into that later). This is Alex Honnold in Angola, for one of the most unique adventures of his storied climbing career this far.

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Sharma back to the future on Magie Blanche

Just outside the town of Mouriès, France, in the small Alpilles Mountains, sits a legendary iconic route from 1986 called, "Magie Blanche" (White Magic). This twenty-meter-high dead-vertical wall of 8b+ (5.14a) has little in common with the routes typically scaled by today's sport climbers. Here is the story of a truly unique encounter! More infos about the climb and the interveiw of Chris Sharma on: petzl.com/en/Sport/video/Chris-Sharma-travels-back-to-the-future-in-Mouries--France?l=INT#.VmASVb-Fnlc

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Echoes. Outside Is hot And sticky

WARNING - contains strong language! 'Why Echoes, it's a good question... It came from one of my first essays, also called echoes. This essay was an echo into my past life, a reverberation to and from the life I had made for myself. (...) Echoes of a parallel life, of the life we were expected, or trained to live, but there, just on the periphery, just out of reach, is another life – a life – a much better life – the life we all hope to live, but not many do ... It's there, just there – bouncing, echoing around in everyone's head, but it is just that, an echo, a parallel never to be reached or experienced...' Nick Bullock.

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Molly Mitchell FA of Spoiled Moose

First Ascent of a 5.13 R rated route in Boulder Canyon. A variation/extension of an existing route in Boulder Canyon called “The Spoils”.

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All Roads Lead to Scotland

Opposites attract. There isn’t a more appropriate statement to describe the unlikely yet formidable climbing partnership that is Nick Bullock and Tim Neill. They met on the mountains of Scotland in winter, and despite walking their own paths in the mountaineering world they are both drawn inexorably back there each winter. The fickle conditions that define Scottish winter climbing frequently lead to frustration, but the prospect of discovering an obscure gem presents an irresistible allure to them both.

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Ben Ditto first ascent of High Times

Eddie Bauer athlete and renowned climbing photographer Ben Ditto ticks the first ascent of High Times (5.13b), a steep, northeast-facing line on Drug Dome in Tuolumne Meadows. A longtime Yosemite local, Ditto ticked his initial first ascent on one of climbing’s holiest grounds as a means of finding motivation again after a period of social-media driven “living the dream” malaise. Owen Bissell captures the pitch-by-pitch essence of the ten-day, hand-drilled, four-pitch, free climbing rebirth in this stunning edit from the Sierra high ground.

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Will Mayo on Desert Gold

Desert Gold, one of the most classic roof cracks in the desert, lies just north of Black Velvet Canyon in Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, Las Vegas, Nevada. After a 5.8 approach pitch, the crux pitch follows an overhanging finger crack which widens from tips through all finger crack sizes to thin hands to reach the roof. The roof crack also progressively widens from hands to cupped hands toward the lip. The roof itself was first free-climbed by Paul Van Betten in 1984, after aiding the finger crack. He later returned and led the crack leading to the roof free in 1987. Yet, Stefan Glowacz was the first to free climb the entire crux pitch of Desert Gold as one, also in 1987, and receives credit for the first integral ascent. The golden Aztec sandstone crack is atypical of the Red Rock style patina face climbing and this route is a must-do for all crack aficionados.

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Steph Davis Free Solo

Steph Davis from the Sharp End movie, by Sender Films--the North Chimney of Castleton Tower in Moab, Utah, and Pervertical Sanctuary on the Longs Peak Diamond.

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