Juho Knuutila First Ascent mountaineering

Before work, a rope solo first ascent in the ice

Budding mountain guide Juho Knuutila is known for his daring ascents in the demanding ice and mixed terrain of the far north. In December he climbed Rånkeipen with Alexander Nordvall Arctic Circus (M6, WI6). A few days ago he returned to the wall near Narvik early in the morning to climb yet another wild mixed line before work - single-handedly.

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seb-bouin-flatanger Climbing

Seb Bouin targets potential 9c in Flatanger

In Flatanger, Norway, Seb Bouin is currently pulling one difficult route after another. First he secured the first repetition of Adam Ondra's Iron Curtain (9b), later he scored the second pitch of Thor's Hammer (9a+) in just nine attempts. Now he wants to climb through the entire Flatanger Cave at its most overhanging point. A new 9c?

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