by Chris Alstrin
Source: Vimeo, chris Alstrin
by Chris Alstrin
A team of 6 non-pro climbers travels to Newfoundland to climb icebergs in the Atlantic Ocean.
This video is entered in the Fort William Mountain Festival Film Competition
“Goddamn, that was good!” – Mike R
“Wow didn’t expect that. High production quality of routes in the Northeast. The China Shop segment was cool.” – Smike
“The best video I have seen on Northeast ice climbing. Great to see climbs and people I know in such a well done video.” – Doug
Source: Petzl, Dailymotion
Black Diamond athlete Raph Slawinski has climbed ice all over the Canadian Rockies from fat ice flows to desperate mixed lines, bagging tons of first ascents along the way. Recently he teamed up with Grant Meekins to make the first ascent of an impressive bolt-free mixed line, The Peach (WI 5 M8). Raph was so stoked about the route he later returned with Jerome Yerly to make the second ascent, this time with Wiktor Skupinski along to film the action. The video deftly captures the demanding nature of the steep climbing, as well as shows just how chossy Rockies choss can get.
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Sourse: Vimeo, blackdiamondequipment.com
I had the opportunity to climb Nemesis with Raphael Slawinski a couple weeks ago. We hiked up the Stanley Valley in the early morning looking for the climb ‘Gentlemen’s Day Out’, but we didn’t really know where to find it. Our default for the day was to climb Nemesis, which we have both climbed half a dozen times or so. It turned out to be more difficult then we expected, cold and brittle ice all the way to the top, with a shower of water adding to the excitement. Even though it was cold and wet I managed to pull the camera out to get some cool footage.
by Rufus J Lusk
Matt McCormick is a professional climber and gear rep for Petzl who lives in Burlington VT. http://mattmccormickclimbing.blogspot.com/
Freddie Wilkinson is a professional climber with Mountain Hardware, writer and guide who lives in Madison NH. http://www.thenamelesscreature.com/
“The ice swell was ON at Poko-Moonshine cliff this season, the winter of 2010- 2011. My friends Matt Horner, Matt McCormick, and Bayard Russell pioneered an amazing new mixed line just right of the Jeff Lowe test-piece, Gorillas in the Mist. Only one pitch remained to finish Endangered Species to the top of the cliff… and Kevin Mahoney was psyched…” – Freddie Wilkinson