Adam Ondra is having a hell of a year. In this profile of the master of rock and plastic, filmmaker Bernardo Gimenez follows Ondra from high point to high point, taking in the redpoint of Realization (9a+), the first ascent of Ira (9a) in Spain, and his championship performances.
Professional rock climber Sasha DiGiulian and climbing partner Eduard Martin Garcia successfully ascended one of the harder multi-pitch climbs in the world, tackling the 330 meter (1,082 ft) seven pitch climb known as “Viaje de los Locos” on the Italian island of Sardinia in the Gola di Gorropu National Park.
Although not a strict climbing film, we're always inspired by Danny's efforts and this trip through the Isle Skye is a visual delight: #TheRidge is the brand new film from Danny Macaskill... For the first time in one of his films Danny climbs aboard a mountain bike and returns to his native home of the Isle of Skye in Scotland to take on a death-defying ride along the notorious Cuillin Ridgeline.
Over the past 3 years he's logged first descents in a half-dozen countries, battled back to life from an accident that nearly killed him, and become the most talked about skier in the epicenter of all things extreme -- Chamonix, France. What makes Andreas most intriguing, however, are his thoughtful musings on meaning from a life on the edge - a willingness to enter mental spaces that few have ever experienced. In Tempting Fear Sweden's soft-spoken Adventurer of the Year explores a place in which fear overwhelms all emotions, playing both friend and enemy in a pas de deux where death lies just one misstep away.
In memory of one of the greatest humans ever created, truly, JP Auclair. An unbelievable skier, one of the absolute all-time best - but skiing was just a sliver of his talents, and the gifts he gave our world. His brilliantly creative mind understood the essence of progression, but it was his incredibly humble, kind, and humorous nature that brought it to reality. Hard working, optimistic, and always caring - for the environment, for humanity, for friends and family. This world needs more people like you my friend.
Waiting out an illness or injury? Ready when you are.
Joe Kinder establishes a new route in Rifle, Colorado. "This is one of the chossiest and dirtiest routes I have ever put up. After 5 days of cleaning, one of the funnest routes in Rifle was born: the very gymnastic and steep Garbage Pail Kids (8c).
Adam Ondra climbing the difficult route Ira in the Basque country of Spain.
Leif Gasch and Kris Hampton take on an unclimbed Todd Skinner line near Lander, Wyoming.
A very surprising story from a girl that fell from a tree and started to climb (again). The Last Day: Angie Scarth-Johnson (9 yrs old) on Zona 30, 8b in Margalef, Spain.
Biographie in Ceüse, France was the world’s first consensus 5.15a and is considered the benchmark for the grade. It's also Jonathan Siegrist's first 5.15a. Siegrist dramatically changed the way he trained and adjusted his lifestyle to prepare for the redpoint, and it paid off.