I finally got around to watching last week’s Louder Than Eleven and ClimbingNarc‘s Talkshow #1 The Show With No Name. Brian interviewed professional climbers Paul Robinson and Alex Johnson on a variety of topics including viewer submitted questions. I found the training discussion (first 20 minutes) particularly interesting. Looking forward to the next one!
Gregory Mountain Products founder, Wayne Gregory, discusses how to fit a pack. In the video, Gregory states “people don’t buy packs to fit their bodies, they buy packs to dump their gear in.” He then proceeds to show the better way of fitting packs. (via Trailspace)
Jonathan Thesenga and Brittany Griffith visit the climbing at Stolby, a central Siberian nature reserve, where all the locals free solo – many barefoot and with homemade rubber climbing shoes. Watching dozens of people simultaneously soloing these routes is amazing and frightening at the same time. Check it out: (via @sudarkoff)
On the theme of climbing access, please take some time to view the documentary Heart of Stone, a film from Andrew Kornylak and Josh Fowler. This is a fantastic, must-watch climbing video. I spent a lot of time climbing and bouldering in the Southeast and this film really hits home emphasizing the access issues as […]
Echo Wall is an upcoming climbing film by Dave MacLeod focusing on cutting edge trad climbing on the north face of Ben Nevis in Scotland. The following is a trailer of the film due late October 2008:
The Reel Rock Tour kicks off in Boulder, Colorado this Wednesday. The third annual edition of the event will eventually hit over 80 cities to show climbing films including those from Sender Films and Big UP Productions. This year there is also a filmmaking competition, where anyone could submit their best three minute climbing film. […]
Here are two interesting videos from bouldering crash pad maker Organic on how they design and make their crashpads. (via Organic and B3bouldering)
An interview with the mountaineering great, Reinhold Messner via The Adventure Blog.
From Andrew Hyde via Twitter, a climbing video of Chris Sharma on the first ascent of Dreamcatcher (an excerpt from Dosage 4) This is an excellent, high production climbing video of Sharma. Enjoy the clip.
The cold weather keeps me thinking of ice climbing. Here’s a video of Will Gadd climbing icebergs. A higher quality MOV video can also be found at National Geographic.