As we went to press we heard the sad news of Swiss climber Ueli Steck’s death on Mount Everest. Steck was a leading alpinist. Find an extensive commemoration of Steck on
The 2017 Piolet d’Or went to Russian and British teams for separate new routes in the Himalayas.
B.C.-based Kim McGrenere sends hard routes in spring, including Sniffing Glue 5.13c, Pucker 5.13c and Inferno de Dente 5.13d.
Leslie Timms from Ontario sends hard routes south of the border this spring, such as her onsight of the crack Reggaetone 5.12.
Squamish climbers Vikki Weldon and Tom Wright tick hard Australia routes Eye of the Tiger 5.13b and Serpentine 5.13b.
Sunshine Rock near Banff gets two new 5.11s called Thunder from Down Under and Headless Horsemen.
Jon Cardwell sends Papichullo 5.15a in Spain during year of many 5.15 sends in Europe.
In the April/May 2017 Gear Guide, we published an incorrect price for the amazing MEC Synergy Gore-Tex shell. The correct price is published above. We apologize for any confusion caused by this error.