"It's visionary. It's truly on the edge of what we could call climbing," says Arc'Teryx athlete Jesse Huey. "You can train for the Karakoram, for Alaska, but nothing can prepare you for this." This winter, Huey and his team of elite alpine climbers will journey to the roof of the world. When darkness falls, there will be light. Happy Holidays.
Speed alpinist Ueli Steck imagines climbing multiple peaks in the Swiss Alps in a day, using a paraglider to get from the summit of one to the base of the next. But first he has to learn how to fly...
Adam Ondra climbs two of the world's hardest boulder problems, suggesting V16 / 8C+ for both. First, Terranova, an extremely funky traverse at his home area near Brno, Czech Republic. Then Gioia, a problem in Varazze, Italy put up by Christian Core in 2008 and only repeated by Adam.
Follow Arc'athlete and Physics Professor Raphael Slawinski up a new mixed route in the Ya Ha Tinda Range, Canadian Rockies as he shares his perspective on personal achievement in the mountains and his commitment to improvement. As he puts it: "Surpassing today, where I was yesterday".
The way Urko climbs and approaches life is very inspirational! In this video, while getting the beta from Pablo Scorza (biomecanica funtional), he tries to flash "La Der Des Ders", 8a.
With plans to travel to the Trango Valley foiled by terrorism and violence, JP "PeeWee" Ouellet decides to remain in Quebec to take care of old business. The result is the FA of Hypothenuse (5.13c) at Val-David.
Sasha Digiulian bouldering in Hueco Tanks.
prAna ambassadors Olivia Hsu and Daila Ojeda recently traveled to Brazil to explore new climbing areas, take in the unique culture and work with local underprivileged children from the favelas to expose them to climbing.
Chris Sharma visits 'Surf Safari' (5.14a) at Mickey's Beach in Northern, California, a very difficult route that he first climbed at age 15. Pondering the ascent of his old test-piece, Chris connects to his breath, visualizes the moves and gets focused on the red point.
Chris Sharma recently made his first trip to Australia and it was all that he dreamed it would be; breathtaking terrain, high quality rock, friendly people and wildlife unique to the continent.
In 2013 Pedro Cifuentes completed the first integral solo traverse of the iconic Torres del Paine. This was his third attempt at the traverse having previously tried with Adrian Allyon in 2011 and solo in 2012, both times forced to turn back. Back for a third time, more determined and prepared than ever, Pedro eventually completed traverse over 29 days, losing 9.5kg in the process. He climbed Espiritu Libre, the Bonington-Whillans and the Aste and descended the Monzino, the Kearney-Knight and the notorious Hoth route. This is his story.
In November 2008, Swiss climber Nina Caprez and nine French gentlemen travel to explore a new climbing spot in Argentina. Nested at 4,200 meters of elevation under the Tuzgle volcano, this altiplano is littered with an unexplored wonderland of boulders and crags. As days fly by, the group realizes that the true value of its discoveries is way beyond its expectations.
We all try to be busy instead of being alive, busy instead of getting out and breathing, busy sending useless texts instead of walking in the woods with our kids or introducing them to life's joys. We move information instead of simply moving," says athlete Will Gadd in this ode to action and movement.
Acknowledging how hard it is to carve out time for exercise in our daily lives, Gadd's passionate words remind us how important it is to get outside, breathe hard, and create meaning through movement. After all, as Gadd says, "Life's more fun when you move."
Prolific climber Fred Beckey has a legacy of first ascents greater than that of any other climber. At 89 he had never climbed in the Dolomites, so he headed out to do just that. Narrated by Colin Haley. Check out Fred's book, 100 Favorite North American Climbs.