When is a rock climb too hard, the holds too small, the cracks too thin? Black Diamond athletes Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgeson pushed those physical and mental boundaries to the limit this past fall when they spent nearly two months attempting to free a line on El Capitan’s southeast face, a 900-meter route (linking up sections of the Dawn Wall and Mescalito) that is likely the hardest big wall free climb in the world, mind-bogglingly stacked with numerous 5.14 pitches.
To read Tommy's essay about the effort and see exclusive images from the climb, go to: blackdiamondequipment.com/en-us/journal/climb/athletes/path-of-resistance--tommy-caldwell-and-kevin-jorgeson-attempt-the-first-ascent-of-el-caps-hardest-free-climb
Une expédition de 2 mois entre amis, partis poser leur camp de base au pied du massif de l'Holtanna, en Antarctique.
Geraldine Fasnacht, Manu Pellissier, Sebastien Collomb-Gros, Sam Beaugey avaient pris leurs jouets :
- corde, crampons et piolet,
- base jump, wing suit et parapente,
- snowboard et skis,
Un beau programme, résumé dans cette bande annonce. Film de Sam Beaugey.
Black Diamond athlete Adam Ondra is unquestionably one of the world’s top rock climbers. But what makes this Czech teenager so unstoppable, what drives him? We sent ace photographer/videographer Bernardo Gimenez (who also put together the Nico Favresse video profile) to meet up with Ondra at the French mega-crag of Ceüse to get the answers... which he did—as well as some sweet footage of Ondra making the first ascent of L‘étrange Ivresse des Lenteurs (9a+).
A tasteful blend of climbing footage and interview footage, we feel this video profile does as good a job as anything we’ve seen in showcasing the personality and determination of Adam Ondra.
To see a great collection of photos Gimenez took of Ondra in Ceüse, go to: blackdiamondequipment.com/en-us/journal/climb/athletes/video-profile-bd-athlete-adam-ondra-climbing-9a-in-ce%C3%BCse
In the summer of 2010, Iker and Eneko Pou decided to visit legends. Travelling the Alps in their camper van, they met the godfathers that changed climbing forever.
Walking on the footsteps of Manolo, Alex Huber and Beat Kammerlander, they repeated some of the most iconic routes in the history of big-wall climbing: itineraries that show the way to the new generations.
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