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A Hard Lesson About a Soft Rock

This is the story of the time I fell 10m, ripped all 3 pieces of gear, and caught myself on an Arbutus tree at my belayers feet over a 20m drop. Lesson of the day: limestone is not granite; it does not hold … Continue reading

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New Routes and First Ascents in the Ossa Region

Artem and I had agreed to get out for an adventure the weekend of August 13-14, 2016, and I had been eyeing the unclimbed Ossa pinnacle for some time. We agreed to give it a go. While researching the objective, … Continue reading

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