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.
A trip through music and rock climbing. The movie follows the exploration of the valley of Viñales in Cuba by six French climbers.
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.
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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.
After his friend Lucho Rivera was hit by a falling rock which broke his collarbone, Cedar Wright and Lucho returned to Yosemite Valley to rock climb the first free ascent of The Liberty Project. Could this be one of the best free route climbs in Yosemite? They think so - you be the judge.
In the summer of 2013, Rab athletes Tom Randall and Calum Muskett set off to Scotland with little idea of where they were going. With the weather appalling across much of the country, the only dry place was the remote Orkney Isles off the north coast. Two ferries and two days of travel took them to the iconic Old Man of Hoy, the highest and most famous sea stack in Britain. But that was only the beginning of the adventure. As it turned out, there's much more to Hoy than one lonely Old Man…
Caroline left the colourful island of La Reunion to explore the climbing world, having already mastered sport climbing. During her travels she discovered new worlds and styles like multi-pitch and trad climbing, as well as a group of friends who helped her cultivate these new passions. Now, she is returning to her roots, accompanied by that group of friends: Yuji, James Pearson, Sam Elias and Jacopo Larcher, to rediscover the island and to introduce trad climbing to her old world.