At 21:00 today the premiere of The Big Bang which follows Emma Twyford and her quest to repeat Big Bang at Lower Pen Trwyn in North Wales. In sending the route in September 2019 she became the first British woman to climb 9a.
The portrait of the Steph Davis, the talented American climber, mountaineer, Base jumper.
Joe Brown, one of the world’s greatest all-round climbers, passed away last night aged 89. Brown pioneered climbs throughout Great Britain, the Alps and the Greater Ranges in particular in the 1950's and '60's. Cenotaph Corner on Dinas Cromlech in Wales and the first ascent of Kangchenjunga (8586m) in Nepal stand as an all-time testament to his undisputed talent.
It's a year to the day that Hansjörg Auer, David Lama and Jess Roskelley were killed in a climbing accident on Howse Peak in Canada.
The video of the first free ascent of Eternal Flame, the legendary rock climb on Nameless Tower, in the Trango group, Karakorum. Established by Kurt Albert, Wolfgang Güllich, Christof Stiegler and Milan Sykora, the first redpoint was carried out from 11 - 14 August 2009 by Thomas and Alexander Huber.
A video dedicated to female climbers in which balance, strength and lightness are the key players. With photos by Giulio Malfer and music performed live by Giorgio Gobbo, Sergio Marchesini, Debora Petrina, Graziano Colella.
Today at 14.00 Salewa launches its film Evolution about Austrian climber Anna Stöhr. After dominating bouldering competitions for over a decade, following a back injury the 31-year-old decided to change completely and test herself on Ali Baba, the difficult and beautiful multi-pitch sports climb at Aiglun in France. The documentary explores the search for one's limits, both physical and mental.
Watch Spanish mountaineers Bru Busom and Marc Toralles repeating the Slovak Direct up the South Face of Denali (6194m) in Alaska in 2019.
The film Marcel directed by Nicolas Falquet which follows Marcel Remy as he climbs the west face of Miroir de l'Argentine in Switzerland. Father of the famous Swiss mountaineers Claude and Yves Remy, Marcel repeated the route in 2017 aged 94.
The video of French climber Hugo Parmentier repeating Eagle-4, a 9b sports climb at St. Léger du Ventoux in France.
After spending 33 days alone on the wall from 07/02 - 10/03/2020, Silvia Vidal completed a new big wall climb up the West Face of Cerro Chileno Grande in Patagonia, Chile. Sincronia Magica (A3+/6a+, 1200m circa) is the first route up the mountain’s west face.
Courtesy of the Scoiattoli di Cortina we have published online Rosso 70: Stories and memories of 70 years of alpinism of the Scoiattoli di Cortina. The film by Vinicio Stefanello and Francesco Mansutti retraces the first 70 years of the historic and famous Italian mountaineering club established in the Dolomites in 1939.
Hannes Hofer reports about the repeat carried out on 11 January 2020 with Mark Oberlechner of Tiroler Wasser, Acqua Tirolese, a mixed climb up Piz Ciavazes (Sella, Dolomites) established in 2013 by Kurt Astner and Rudolf Hauser.
The stop motion multi-pitch trad climbing film created by Dave Longbottom during the Coronavirus emergency.
Watch Heinz Mariacher repeating Rude Boys (8b/5.13c) at Smith Rock, Oregon, USA. A video from 1987 that takes you back to the origins of this 'new climbing’.
The video of Adam Ondra attempting Becoming 9a+ in Germany’s Frankenjura. Excellent analysis from the Czech climber but also a reminder to stay at home during these difficult times.
Spanish climber Iker Pou recalls his ascent 20 years ago of Action Directe, the Frankenjura masterpiece freed by Wolfgang Güllich in 1991. At the time, Pou’s ascent in autumn 2000 was only the second repeat after Alexander Adler and, nowadays just two decades ago, the route is considered one of the most famous and coveted sport climbs in the world.
Donnafugata is a huge multi-pitch rock climb established in 2004 by Christoph Hainz with Roger Schäli on the south face of the Torre Trieste. 750 meters of demanding and beautiful climbing up one of the symbols of legendary Mt. Civetta in the Dolomites. Manrico dell'Agnola recounts its story in a film that now, together with film producer Karpos, has been placed online for everyone to see.
The ingenious stop motion freeride skiing film created by Philipp Klein Herrero during the Coronavirus emergency.
The award-winning film Of Rocks and Needles directed by Kilian Reil documenting the voluntary medical work in Laos of German climber and doctor Volker Schöffl and his wife Isabelle.