Essential Beta?

Midway through the second day of the comp, and we're all learning lessons. Like how to make instant oatmeal with only the in-room coffee maker...

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A Day of Inspiring Climbing

What a super fun day! The subway ride to the gym started a bit early this morning (6am!), and minus 9 definitely feels crisper than I remember. Dung, the comp organizer and owner of the Vision in Canmore, did a spectacular job. The route setting was...

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Off to the Races

The Island contingent has arrived at the North American Climbing Championships. Montreal is being kind to us Islanders, with the snow holding off until Monday and the temps just a tad below freezing. There are seven of us Islanders here: Ashleigh, Maegan, Natasha, Vernon, Liam, Justin...

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We Feel A Need for Speed…Climbing

The difficulty portion of the Worlds is now done for Justin and Maegan. I'm super proud of both of them, as they climbed incredibly well - particularly given it is their first time at Worlds. They are both eager to get back to training in...

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First Day of Qualifiers

We're part way through the first day of qualifiers. Both Justin and Maegan climbed strong. Maegan topped her route, and Justin got to the tenth clip (out of 12). Woo hoo! There is another qualifying round tomorrow. We hope everyone's summer is going well!   - K. ...

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Blue Mountains to Bondi Beach

It is late (10:30 pm) on Wednesday August 27th. It has been a fun few days of exploring. Justin climbed in the Blue Mountains, and Maegan explored Bondi Beach. Today was a quieter day, with a team trip to Manly Beach, and an afternoon meant to...

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Sydney by the Sea

We are here! We're tired and slightly stunned, but we're in Sydney and happy. We all knew, conceptually, that Australia is a long way away from Victoria, but our grasp of the obvious was definitely helped by a 15 hour Vancouver-to-Sydney flight. After landing (at...

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Off to Oz!

It is 2:14 pm, and I’m not quite sure what Maegan Kelleway and Justin Ming are doing at this exact moment, but I’m starting to question exactly HOW much luggage I’m taking down under. The strangest thing in my luggage? It might be the bobble...

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