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The Results from Montreal

I was wrong about Ashleigh not being able to compete in speed finals today. Because the finals are a "bracket" elimination process, they needed her in so they had enough climbers to make a group of 4. Maegan was eliminated from her first round (when the group went from 16 to 8), as was Natasha. Liam wasn't able to participate because things were running a bit late and he had a plane to catch. Ashleigh placed 4th in...

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3 Minutes to Faster Climbing

Here are the results for the speed climbing qualifiers - proof that the 3 minute lesson developed by Team Canada replaces months of training. Justin - 3rd, moves on to finals Liam - 6th, moves on to finals Vernon - 9th, missed finals by one spot Maegan Kelleway - 7th place, moves on to speed finals Natasha - moves on to speed finals and Ben is just way too cool to speed climb. Because I have to leave for home before the...

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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 phenomenal, and the comp actually ran ahead of schedule. Plus, all competitors got cool toques from Ambler. What more can one ask for? How about some inspiring climbing? Ashleigh Hawes starred...

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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 and Ben. The challenge tomorrow might be the time change; it is only a 3 hour time difference, but we're meeting at 6 am tomorrow for a 7am Opening Ceremonies. I...

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