Ice Vikings

Climbing Icebergs in Newfoundland

by Don Wargowsky

A team of 6 non-pro climbers travels to Newfoundland to climb icebergs in the Atlantic Ocean.

Source: Vimeo, Creater(NEice Forum)

This video is entered in the Fort William Mountain Festival Film Competition

Québec Ice Trip 2007

Comments:

“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

The Peach (WI5 M8)

Peach+6_20114493828BD athlete Raphael Slawinski makes first ascent of The Peach (WI 5 M8), a multi-pitch, bolt-free mixed line in the Canadian Rockies.

by The Black Diamond Crew

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

Scottish Ice Trip

by Petzl-sport
Scottish Icetrip – English from Petzl-sport on Vimeo.If there is one place on earth where climbers celebrate the arrival of the next snowstorm, it has to be Scotland. Each winter, pounded by the North Atlantic winds, the Scottish Highlands are covered by a layer of snow and frost at the mercy of weather conditions. Here, winter climbing has existed for more than a century, and the smell of adventure is as authentic as the whisky borne of the local peat. Climbing is done from the ground up, without bolts, and generally onsight. An introduction to the very modern ethics of Scottish mixed climbing. It’s in those condition that Ueli Steck flashed “the secret” (X, 10), the hardest climb in Ben Nevis.
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Source: Petzl, Vimeo

Nemesis

by Joshua Lavigne

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.

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Cannon Cliff – Winter Girdle Traverse

by Rufus J Lusk

Cannon Cliff Winter Girdle Traverse from Cowboy Bear Ninja on Vimeo.Possibly the biggest alpine objective on the east coast the Girdle traverse crosses a lot of rock. Cannon is about a mile long and the traverse crosses a good chunk of that length.

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/

Source: Matt McCormick, Vimeo

 


Passion for Ice Climbing

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Surf's Up!

“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

Source: Vimeo, Freddie Wilkinson

Mount Washington Ice Fest Face Off 2011

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by Julian Rodier – Climberism Magazine in collaboration with Juharo Productions
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Source: Vimeo, Climberism.com