Chris Sharma sends "Dessèchement planétaire" (8c - 5.14b FA) during the Petzl RocTrip Tarn 2013.
It was the first ascent of this amazing route above the water, located in the L'Oasif sector, in the Gorges du Tarn, France.
Watch as award-winning teenagers, Ashima Shiraishi and Kai Lightner climb to new heights in the Flatanger Cave in Norway on 5.14-5.15 terrain.
The La Grave cablecar is an icon of big-mountain freeskiing, a unique lift that accesses some of the most classic unmarked and unpatrolled steep-skiing descents in the Alps. As La Grave faces historic challenges—its main road closed by rockfall and the continued operation of the cablecar in doubt—we take an insider's view of “Le Telepherique” and what’s at stake in the uncertain future of this backcountry mecca.
Chris Sharma climbs one of his hardest lines to date.
Kai Lightner travels to Spain to attempt his hardest route, Era Vella 9a (5.14d).
// Finalist for the Banff Mountain Film Festival //
How do you create a life that balances work, family and your passion for the mountains? In the first episode of BDTV, we travel to Jämtland, Sweden, where Henrik Westling recently became the first person to climb and ski every one of the region's 178 summits. In doing so, he did more than accomplish a goal: he found a way of living that will inspire you to rethink how you create balance in your life.
Presented by Black Diamond.
Joe Kinder: 30 Days in Norway Part I
Joe Kinder: 30 Days in Norway Part II
"Roctripers" gather around the main square of the historic thermal town of Baile Herculane in south Romania, for the opening of this years Petzl Roctrip. The first leg of a six week adventure across Eastern Europe has now begun, and here is movie of the first episode.
In June of 2015, Ricardo Vara claimed the first ascent of Fantasmagoria (5.14a), at El Salto, near Monterrey, Mexico. A film crew led by José Mario Borda was there to capture this process. Music by WET N' GROOVE www.soundcloud.com/wetngroove
What are your dreams? For top American climbers Sasha DiGiulian and Carlo Traversi, their dream was to climb the Eiger Nordwand. As successful sport climbers looking to step outside of their respective comfort zones they were motivated to challenge themselves on one of the most iconic mountains in the world. The route of choice was Paciencia 8a (900 meters), the hardest route on the mountain. After three weeks of failed attempts due to wet and snowy conditions they were forced to make a decision. Continue with the original objective or attempt a neighboring route that offered drier rock. They opted for climbing over waiting and turned their attention to Magic Mushroom 7c+ (600 meters). Three long days of effort culminated in the first American ascents by the team, and the First Female Ascent of the route by Sasha.
Looking for some adventure in your day? http://win.gs/1aXUVRM Professional rock climber Sasha DiGiulian and climbing partner Eduard Martin Garcia successfully ascended one of the hardest 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. DiGiulian, 21, is the first female to ever to tackle this route, and with partner Garcia, only the second team in history to send it. It was originally climbed in 2002 by Dani Andrada and Dani Dulac and has not been repeated since.
Kandersteg in Switzerland has long been a mecca for alpine climbers. In 2015 Rab athlete Jeff Mercier made an incredible link up of three classic mixed routes - in a single day. Jeff relies on Rab clothing and equipment on all his projects.
From October 14 to 19, the 2014 Petzl RocTrip embalmed itself in mythology. By closing out the tour in the ancient region of Olympos, Turkey, it went all out for the grand finale. From deep-water soloing to the chimera's flame, by way of archaeological marvels and nights at 150 bpm, RocTrippers played in perfect harmony with the earth, air, water, and fire!