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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.

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