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Thursday, December 26,2013

Growing ice

Local climber prepping to demo the often-overlooked sport of ice climbing at Sochi Olympics

By Leia Larsen
In late August, Aaron Montgomery received some big news via email. The International Mountaineering and Climbing Federation, or UIAA, had officially selected him as an athlete to demonstrate ice climbing to the world during the 2014 Sochi Olympic Games.
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Thursday, July 11,2013

Climbing in Colombia: High and dry

Three U.S. adventurers navigate the Colombian climbing frontier

By Leia Larsen
Climbers are always looking for lines that push possibilities and take their abilities to a next realm. They push the limits of their mental and physical endurance while toeing the fine line between mastery of the unknown and reckless risk.