Ty Mack explores his passions as a climber and artisan baker living in Driggs, Idaho. In the end, Ty sends the hardest rock route in the Teton area, The Almighty, 5.14? In fact, he's got the only free ascent on this route to date!
A look into the life and story of Silvia Vidal one of the worlds best Solo Aid climbers.
"If you would like to learn more about Silvia Vidal and her expeditions, please visit one of her lectures" vidalsilvia.com
Black Diamond athlete Adam Ondra traveled to Kentucky's Red River Gorge in late October and 10 days later he had blazed through the area's hardest routes, including onsighting two of the Red's hardest, Pure Imagination and The Golden Ticket, in the same day. Both routes were originally rated 5.14d, but Ondra, after onsighting them within an hour of each other, suggested they be downrated to 5.14c.
'We are climbers first, disabled second,' says Arc'teryx athlete Craig DeMartino. 'If you're a climber, you want to climb El Cap.' Gimp Monkeys follows DeMartino, Jarem Frye and Pete Davis' successful ascent of Zodiac, a 1,800-foot route on the Southeast Face of El Capitan in Yosemite National Park.
Viva Patagonia - First Ascentfrom Cheyne Lempe
This is a Deadpoint Magazine piece with Tom Bolger from the UK. Tom took a day to shoot this route, which at the time was one of his hardest. The very physical style and amount of difficult routes is what separates this crag from anything else.
Gorilla attacks Matt Wilder for overuse of chalk.
Brush Off Tick Marks: Excess chalk leads to access issues.
Here are a few unseen images of our feature documentary I Believe I can fly. Julien millot gives his opinion about what being free means to him.
The full film available on my blog: http://www.sebmontaz.com/videos/237-trailer-i-believe-i-can-fly-flight-of-the-frenchies
Music by Uddava: http://www.facebook.com/MattOuaki
Welcome to an experimental piece shot over a few days camped out at the Diamond on Longs Peak in Rocky Mountain National Park. I composed the song with this piece in mind. Big thanks to Joe Mills my climbing partner for this three days in the mountains, who is always psyched for adventure.
Most of the on climb footage was shot on my Iphone 4s, and the on ground footage and timelapses were shot on a 5d mark iii.
Poetry in Order of Reading
The Mountain, by Emily Dickinson
On Beauty, by Kahil Gibran
Excerpt from Tao Te Ching, by Lao Tzu
Alone Looking At The Mountain, by Li Po
This Is How Your Mind Is, by Foyan
Adam Ondra, perhaps the best sport climber in the word, was visiting Flatanger in Norway. He has created a very hard route, likely a 9b or 9b+. In this video he''s trying to climb the first meters of the 55 meter route. Hanshelleren, the famous Flatanger Cave, has been known as the most spectacular climbing destination in Europe, especially in the summer as the climate is perfect and the granite in the cave is hard and dry.