Episode 3: The Rockstar Featuring Alex Honnold
Episode 2: The Dirtbag Featuring Renan Ozturk
Episode 1: The Conquistador Featuring Tommy Caldwell Great Wide Open is a series of 5 short films, directed by Jared Leto, that celebrates America's National Parks and the incredible adventurers who explore them.
SUPERTRAMP | GLARUS ALPS, SWITZERLAND: THE CLASSICS MULTIPITCH This year's “The Classics” series continues Mammut’s nod towards the milestones of climbing. After having presented six Rock Classics of sports climbing two years ago, this year is all about some of the most famous multi-pitch routes in the world - classics that have challenged climbers for generations and have lost none of their fascination today.Climbers: David Lama & Katherine Choong.
DIRTBAG: THE LEGEND OF FRED BECKEY Help make this film happen on Kickstarter! http://kck.st/2asBqVG More info at http://dirtbagmovie.com
Why do we go to the mountains? There are reasons that reach beyond the climb, past the descent, and are far more important than the summit. Regardless of the grade, the elevation, or the name of any peak, we go to the mountains seeking a feeling; and no matter where or who we are, the feeling is the same. Whether you’re on the highest mountain in the world or at your local hill back home – we go for The Process.
Luis Rodriguez escalando Mojave (8c+) en el Torcal de Antequera.
The high mountains around Chamonix have long been a proving ground for aspiring alpinists and mountaineers who have used this alpine playground as a source of inspiration, training and experience for the greater ranges. So it was for Rab founder Rab Carrington, who spent his summers here during the 1970’s, and so it remains to this day with many young climbers making the pilgrimage to this epicentre of European alpinism.
Almost three years ago I met an amazing, beautiful woman named Jimena that has changed my life for the better in so many ways. Our journey brought us to the beautiful island of Aruba where we explored some amazing off the grid climbing. Enjoy!
New Zealand is a wonderland of glaciers, rain forests, rugged coastlines and amazing climbing. Black Diamond Ambassador Roland Hemetzberger traveled to NZ to sample all that it has to offer, and ended up making the first ascent of Nebuchadnezzar. Rolo has offered the grade of 9a, which would make it the hardest route in New Zealand. Video: Stefan Kuehn.
Last winter, we were with Ueli Steck, Mathieu Maynadier and Jérôme Para in "Les Drus - North Couloir Direct" (VI, Al 6+, M8, 800m) for the shooting of the SITTA Harness video (https://youtu.be/9R9lLaRfrkk). In location like Les Drus, with the camera of Bertrand Delapierre, you are guaranteed to get a lot of excellent alpine climbing footage. And as a filmmaker, it's a always frustrating to only use a few seconds of footage from such a great shoot. That's why we're releasing this series of rough cuts. Turn up the volume, relax, and enjoy some beautiful climbs.
In 2013 Dani Arnold and David Lama teamed up for an expedition to Alaska and were able to realize a spectacular first ascent right away. With their route new route "Bird of Prey" Arnold and Lama manage to pull off the first line through the central headwall of the 1500-meter east face of Moose's Tooth.
Luke's new book American Climber is loaded with epic climbing stories and adventures. It contains two underlying themes: a compelling narrative of my tumultuous journey to climbing that ultimately saved Mehall's life, and a detailed look at the American dirtbag climbing culture, which has never truly been examined in a memoir.
Douglas Tompkins was a world-renowned adventurer, entrepreneur, and conservationist. Co-founder of The North Face and Esprit, Doug spent the first half of his life building successful, global brands, while simultaneously adventuring around the world, completing first descents of the world’s toughest rivers. In 1968 Doug embarked on a trip to Chile, driving with friends from California to the tip of Patagonia. Documented in the film Mountain of Storms, the trip solidified Doug’s place as rock climbing legend. In the early 1990s, Doug sold his part of Esprit and moved down to Chile to do conservation work full time with his wife, Kristine McDivitt Tompkins, the former CEO of Patagonia, Inc. Together, over the last 25 years, Doug and Kris have protected 2.2 million acres, more land than any other individuals. The foundations under the Tompkins Conservation umbrella, along with their partners, have created five national parks in Chile and Argentina and are in the process of creating five more. A Wild Legacy tells the story of Doug’s incredible life, his lasting impact on the wild landscapes of Patagonia, and Kris and the Tompkins Conservation team’s efforts to continue his audacious mission. Doug was tragically killed in a kayaking accident on Lago General Carrera, north of Patagonia Park, on December 8th, 2015. “If anything can save the world, I’d put my money on beauty” – Douglas Tompkins. The work goes on at tompkinsconservation.org.