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June 24, 2017

I was psyched that Lead Nationals were on my side of the country this year, about 1:30 drive from home. Going out west for a comp at the end of May this year wouldn’t have been an option, simply because I was on the last stretch of 4 months of full time internships at...

December 27, 2016

This health degree program I am currently studying in has been very demanding and time consuming. I am in the third and last year of it, and this fall climbing outdoor has been limited by a rigorous school schedule, and had to take the backseat, despite me.


September 26, 2016

I wrote this post about the World Championships in Paris at the end of September, but it seems like other things got in the way between now and then, since I finished it up and I posted it today...

First qualifier, Paris 2016 (by Shane Murdoch)

I was satisfied...

August 26, 2016

Chamonix was my first lead World Cup. I knew that the competition would be strong since most climbers there had been competing on the international scene since a while. I wasn’t sure what to expect, since this was my first world event.

Watching other competitors on my f...

June 5, 2016

I wrote this update a while ago, but had simply not taken the time to finish it and post it. As you already know, the CEC Youth and Open National Difficulty Championships this year was hosted at Elevation Place in Canmore, AB.  Several athletes took part, a good part o...

December 20, 2015

After a great summer trip, I came back home at the end of August. I headed back to the Pic aux Corbeaux at Orford National Park in Quebec, our home crag. The style of climbing at Orford is very similar to Rifle (besides the fact that most routes are shorter at Orford,...

November 16, 2015

Another destination, another style of climbing. Rifle... We had heard all sorts of things about this place... It’s crowded, it’s polished, it’s too warm to climb there in the summer, it’s hard to climb anything unless you have beta given by someone, and so on. Never li...

November 13, 2015

Between Maple Canyon, UT and Rifle, CO we took a few days off from climbing. We stopped and checked out Moab, with no plan to climb there since temperature easily rose to about 40°C in the desert at that time of the year.

Heading to Moab, Utah.


We hiked the Mill Creek T...

November 6, 2015

I had planned to update my blog regularly while on the road last summer. Instead, on my restdays, I ended up working on putting together a research article from one of the chapter of my master’s thesis I had not yet published. I had no plan on publishing more, but when...

July 2, 2015

Slowly waking up with the sunrise. Flipping through the guidebook, while sipping on coffee. A new climbing area often means too many crags to choose from, and lots of inspiring routes to try. After driving about 3,800 km in three days, we arrived in Maple Canyon, Utah...

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