This film follows Exum President Nat Patridge. Nat shows us what powder skiing, guiding and ski mountaineering mean to him by taking us from the Tetons to France. During the film he relives a near death experience while skiing in France 10 years ago. 10 years later he skis the run that nearly took his life. Filmed by Futuristic Films and presented by Marmot.
World-class climber, skier, and mountaineer Jimmy Chin scales Grand Teton and skis down, showing why he is one of the most skilled and fearless adventurers on the planet. Jimmy has circled the globe as an elite athlete, explorer, photographer and filmmaker, but his home is in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, near the stunningly beautiful Grand Teton National Park. (NationalParks.org/explore) The majestic Teton Range is ideal for rock climbers and ski mountaineers, and the park protects a diverse array of wildlife, including herds of buffalo and elk. Jimmy talks about visiting the National Parks as a child, and how he felt when he first saw the Tetons at age 18. He is one of the few people in the world to have climbed and skied Mount Everest from the summit.
"Wind & Rattlesnakes: The Birth of a Western Climbing Town" records the amazing story of how a cadre of world-class climbers was drawn to Lander, Wyoming by its unique geology and uncrowded climbing opportunities. The vagabond adventurers found more than just rocks, they found a home; and Lander, a quiet ranching and tourist town, evolved into one of the most welcoming climbing communities in the world.
Come to the 20th anniversary International Climbers' Festival (climbersfestival.org/) in Lander this year to see the premiere of 'Wind and Rattlesnakes'! The festival runs from July 10th-14th and the film will premiere thursday July 11th, location TBA.
Micah Rush is a Wyoming Climber who has been exploring nowhere Wyoming. He and his friends have stumbled upon a gem. "It’s a hard face climb to a hard roof crack, probably checking in around mid 5.13 and three plus stars." says Steve Bechtel.
This area has no limits and endless history to be discovered. That fact of the matter is the Legend himself, Todd Skinner, had already left his mark on this beautiful line and never had his chance to send.
BD Athlete Alex Honnold wants to be left alone. No, not really, but he did take the unusual approach of climbing alone on fixed lines as he worked to free a route on Yosemite's Leaning Tower, a 1500-foot prow of overhanging granite, that Todd Skinner had originally tried more than a decade ago. This past fall Alex managed to free the lower portion of the route (naming it A Gift From Wyoming and grading it mid-range 5.13), but the 5.14/5.15 business on the headwall waits unredpointed. Here is Part #1 (filmed and edited by John David Dickey) which introduces Alex's motivations for tackling the first ascent challenge.
This video was previewed in the Climbing 2013 digital catalog—28 pages of exclusive photos, videos and stories of first ascent from the past and present. To view Cliimbing 2013 digital catalog, go here: catalog.blackdiamondequipment.com/