It's not only about reaching a predefined goal. Besides mastering huge ice falls in a breathtaking scenery of the Canadian Rockies, Guido Unterwurzacher explains what he has learned during his "jou...
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When it comes to ice climbing, the Canadian Rockies offer the perfect playground for outdoor athletes. Watch Guido Unterwurzacher and his team making their way to the top of a stunning ice fall. Be...
Last winter we worked with Hee Yong Park, Hannarai Song, Mathieu Maynadier, Charlotte Barr?, Nina Caprez, and Ueli Steck to shoot our SITTA Harness video (https://youtu.be/9R9lLaRfrkk). With these...
Arc'teryx Athletes Jason Kruk and Marc-Andre Leclerc travel from Squamish, Canada to El Chalten, Argentina to climb on the legendary spires of the Torre massif. To climb well in the mountains of Pa...
Stormbringer - a film by Matthias Scherer
In February 2015 Tanja Schmitt, Heike Schmitt and Matthias Scherer set out to Eidfjord Norway. Two winters they attempted a monstrous ice line called Fjåne Fossenin vain. The film tells the story of their third confrontation with Fjåne Fossen and the first ascent of "Stormbringer" in the same cirque ...
"With the limited beta we'd been given, we had set our eyes on a very specific objective. Located beside the Kafjord Suspension bridge lies a huge waterfall that attracts big crowds in the summer months. With the right conditions, it can freeze over in the winter, producing a massive icefall over 120 meters tall, pocketed with multiple ice caverns; potentially epic conditions for ice climbing. The catch: it was a 2.5 hour hike in from the nearest road; a 5 hour round trip. With the camera gear, ropes, climbing and film equipment we were carrying, this was turning into a big commitment for something that's "never the same" as Luka put it. Despite my skepticism about what we might find we didn't have many options, so on we went, into the unknown."
Filmmaker - Cameron Sylvester
Five new and inspiring films from climbing's renowned REEL ROCK Film Tour. From big walls to highballs, REEL ROCK 10 follows the best athletes on an action-packed journey from South Africa to Arkansas to witness the biggest events in the vertical realm.
A Line Across The Sky
The Fitz Roy Traverse is one of the most sought after achievements in modern alpinism: a gnarly journey across seven jagged summits and 13,000 vertical feet of climbing. Who knew it could be so much fun? Join Tommy Caldwell and Alex Honnold on the inspiring, and at times hilarious, quest that earned the Piolet d'Or.
Dean Potter Tribute
Dean Potter was the most iconic vertical adventurer of a generation. He has been an integral part of the REEL ROCK family since year one, starring in such classics as First Ascent, Fly Or Die, Race For The Nose, and Valley Uprising. Following his tragic death in May of 2015, REEL ROCK 10 includes this stirring tribute to our friend and collaborator.
High And Mighty
High ball bouldering, where a fall could lead to a serious injury, is not for the faint of heart. Add to the equation a level of difficulty at climbing's cutting edge, and things can get downright out of control. Follow Daniel Woods' epic battle to conquer fear and climb the high ball test-piece, The Process.
Showdown At Horseshoe Hell
24 Hours Of Horseshoe Hell is the wildest event in the climbing world: a mash-up of ultramarathon and Burning Man where elite climbers and gumbies alike go for broke in a sun up-to-sun up orgy of lactic acid and beer. But all fun aside, the competition is real: Can the team of Nik Berry and Mason Earle stand up against the all-powerful Alex Honnold?
Dawn Wall Exclusive
A first look at Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgeson's epic final push to free climb the Dawn Wall. It marked the greatest climbing achievement of a generation and captured the world's imagination.
Extended climbing footage, hilarious outtakes, and deleted scenes.
In May 2015, Hansjörg Auer and Much Mayr made the first ascent of the previous unclimbed Mt. Reaper in Alaska via their North Face route "Sugar Man" (M7, 85°, A1, 750m).
<>br> A steep wall with intense and straightforward climbing. The ice couldn't have been any thinner, otherwise their alpine style attempt would have ground to a halt.
Death-defying adventure, stunning landscapes, and rarely-documented feats of physical endurance and skill. Watch photographer Tim Kemple and master climbers scale the frigid crags of Iceland.
**Selected as a Finalist in the 40th Banff Mountain Film Festival**
Get photo and climbing tips, plus life lessons from Tim at www.smugmug.com/films/tim-kemple.
**Media Inquiries? Email email@example.com**
Featured Climbers: Klemen Premrl and Rahel Schelb
Special Thanks to Björgvin Hilmarsson and Black Diamond
Produced by SmugMug
Natalie Berry is one of the UK's leading female sport and competition climbers. After discovering climbing by chance at the age of 8, she went on to compete with the GB Climbing Team all over the world and has numerous podium places in both lead climbing and bouldering.
As well as her success as a competition climber, Natalie is also one of the top female sport climbers in Britain, being one of only a handful of British women to have climbed the grade of 8b.
Despite having lived in Scotland all her life, home to some of the best traditional and winter climbing in the world, she has yet to venture into the mountains so close to home.
Now wishing to further her experiences Natalie plans to take up traditional climbing, winter mountaineering and skiing. Acting as mentor and climbing partner through this process is Scottish all round climber Dave Macleod.
‘Transition’ follows Natalie over the course of a year as she takes her first exploratory steps into a new world, closely following the highs and lows of the pursuit of a life in the mountains
Far off in the tundra lies one of climbing's most unique challenges. Stefan Glowacz trudges across the frozen Russian outback in search of a something big – 7 Giants, to be exact. The unique rock and ice formations are considered one of the seven wonders of Russia. The recently-released clip above gives an inside look into what it took to climb the Giants. Due to their remote location in Siberia, they are relatively untouched by tourism – and the peaks, while not incredibly high, were unclimbed until Glowacz turned up. It was an extreme challenge for the experienced rock and ice climber. Of course, it's only possible to climb them after going through quite an adventure to get there...
Jon Griffith and Will Sim maKe the first ascent of a new route in Alaska on the North West Face of Mount Deborah, named Bad to the Bone
"As it says on the tin...a little video about Will and I climbing the North West Face of Mt Deborah in the Hayes Range in Alaska. Don't be offended by the rock and roll music track, its meant to be a bit tongue in cheek..."
Interview with Jimmy Chin on his new film, MERU.
MERU, the Himalayan big wall climbing documentary has brought the incredible perspective from Shark’s Fin on Mount Meru to Sundance 2015.
The audience award winner is shared with the trailer and story behind the climb, people, and movie from the directors/subject-husband/wife combo, Jimmy Chin & E. Chai Vasarhelyi. Shooting on the perilous face of a mountain, the dangerous climb that resulted in a captivating film and the experience of getting the movie made and to the people is explored in this BYOD interview, hosted by Ondi Timoner.
Hop aboard La Louise as we venture through the arctic waters of Greenland's Disko Bay in search for the ultimate iceberg to summit with professional ice climbers Klemen Premrl and Aljaz Anderle. The icebergs are very fragile and unstable and to make it to the top the climbers must learn a valuable life lesson.
Shot 100% on the HERO4® camera from GoPro.com.
Music: William Ryan Fritch "Deceptive Dreams"
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Patagonia presents a Duct Tape Then Beer film. Force is the collected footage from 10 years of Mikey Schaefer's climbs, summits and misadventures in Patagonia woven together into a story of success, fear, joy and growth. Previously shown at Patagonia retail stores and film festivals, we’re happy to share the full film with you online.
Directed by Fitz Cahall & Aidan Haley
Executive Producers: Jimmy Hopper, Becca & Fitz Cahall, Mikey Schaefer
Original Score & Mix: Amy Stolzenbach
Written by Jen Altschul
Editor: Aidan Haley
Visual Effects: Kevi Louis-Johnson
Cinematography: Mikey Schaefer, Austin Siadak, Matt Van Biene, Dave Burdick, Cheyne Lempe, Aidan Haley, Jon Walsh, Jon Byers, Kate Rutherford, Julia Wakeling, Joel Kauffman, Josh Huckaby, Doug Shepherd, Zac West
Committed Volume II showcases five of Britain's best climbers on a spectacular array of hard routes; the terrifying Walk of Life, one of Scotland's toughest winter routes; gritstone's best "last great problem", the youngest female ascent of an E7 and the world's maddest mantel; it's all here:
Grit Kidz - A film about Katy and Pete Whittaker
The All Rounder - Profile of Scottish all round climber Dave MacLeod
Rhapsody 3 - Steve McClure on Rhapsody
The Groove - James Pearson's first ascent of The Groove (E10) at Cratcliffe
The Walk of Life - James Pearson's first ascent of The Walk of Life (E12)
When explorers Mike Libecki, Freddie Wilkinson, Cory Richards and Keith Ladzinski set out for the Wohlthat Mountain Range of Antarctica on a National Geographic grant to climb and explore this nearly uncharted part of the world, they had no idea what they were getting themselves into. It's nearly impossible to prepare for a place this uninhabitable, almost as impossible as the chance of being rescued if anything goes wrong. Inland Antarctica is hailed as the largest desert in the world, a nearly lifeless landscape ravished by Katabatic winds that scour the landscape at over 100 mph. The team set out on a first ascent mission to climb unnamed peaks and ended up having an adventure they will never forget. - Epic TV
Jason Kruk, Paul McSorley and Joshua Lavigne travel to the Indian Himalayas to climb a new route on the imposing, 1500 metre north face of Thalay Sagar. Amidst the sacred waters of the Ganges and towering peaks of icy granite they find a peace that transcends the chaos of their lives. The senses are swept clean and attune to the prayers in the wind.
Audio Post Production:
Tabla Beat Science
Nadayogi Mysore V.Ambaprasad
Taking Refuge in Three Gems
Invitation of the Green Tara
Gyudmed Tantric Monastery
Darkness and Light
"In the house of pain, we were chained together searching for our truth, beyond good and evil". This quote from Nietzsche inspired Andy Parkin and Mark Twight, the openers of this mixed climbing route, that became a reference. Listed extremely difficult, North oriented, this route was appealing for François Damilano and François Marsigny, the repeaters of the route. Last winter, it was time for the up-and-coming generation, represented by Marion Poitevin and Sébastien Ratel to meet the challenge. Three duos, three experiences, three encounters… echoing the Trilogy alpine series
A team of three Americans fly thousands of miles in search of massive unclimbed icefalls in Norway. Rab sponsored climber Aaron Mulkey teams up with friends Kevin Craig and Stephen Berwanger in an attempt to free a major, 1,500ft new line on the mountains above Hemsedal. But even if they can unlock the technical challenges of the Veslehorn mountain, will the weather play ball?
Annapurna is considered to be the world's most treacherous yet thrilling mountains to explore. Climbers who have experienced summiting other over-8000 metre peaks are particularly drawn to this majestic mountain, to its unpredictable climate changes and pristine beauty captured in this exceptional film. To climb Annapurna's South Face is to test every last grain of strength, knowledge, and instinct in conditions that forgive no mistakes.
Watch Sam Elias climb Red Bull and Vodka an impressive Mixed climb on Vail Pass that ventures out a hundred and twenty feet of tiered roof madness! The climb overhangs over fifty feet, and finishes on the Fang one of the most iconic ice climbs in the world.
The complete DVD of the acclaimed 2011 REEL ROCK Film Tour -- five films in all!
Race for the Nose
Welcome to the wildest competition known to man -- the speed record on the Nose route of El Capitan. For 50 years, the best climbers in the world have been one-upping each other on this massive granite monolith in Yosemite National Park, racing up 3,000 feet of vertical rock in under three hours, and risking life and limb to shave mere seconds off the record time. We follow Dean Potter and Sean Leary on their attempt to break this legendary record on the classic route.
American climbing dirtbag Andy Lewis is taking the discipline of slacklining into the future as he solos the worlds longest high-lines and masters the hardest aerial tricks, all the while pushing his equipment to the limit. As Andy goes higher, harder and faster with climbing, slack and BASE, we all have to wonder how far he can go before it’s one step over the line.
Origins: Obe & Ashima
There's a nine year old girl from New York City taking the bouldering world by storm, and her name is Ashima Shiraishi. Under the tutelage of her passionate coach, Obe Carrion, this tiny master is crushing competitions and raising the bar for climbing's youth. Obe brings her to bouldering's proving ground, Hueco Tanks, Texas, where he had his own big breakthrough 13 years earlier, and Ashima rips the place apart.
At British Columbia's spectacular Helmcken Falls, a revolution is taking place, led by Canadian maniac Will Gadd. After 30 years of ice climbing, Gadd has finally realized his dream of climbing radically overhanging, heinously difficult ice. Gadd and Tim Emmett dodge exploding 30 foot icicle bombs and send the hardest pure ice climb in the world, but they swear it's just the first step in a whole new direction for the sport.
Project Dawn Wall
Tommy Caldwell is the master of big wall free climbing. He's devoted the last decade of his life to opening free routes on Yosemite's El Capitan, rewriting climbing history in the process. Now he's three seasons deep into his ultimate project - the seemingly impossible Dawn Wall. Joined by bouldering specialist Kevin Jorgeson, Tommy makes his first big ground-up push, pulling pitch after pitch of 5.14 first ascents before an epic storm shuts the team down until next year…
Dave MacLeod and Andy Turner climb Great Chimney on Ben Nevis to celebrate the achievements of Robin Smith and Jimmy Marshall. This edit was completed in the CIC hut the same day as route was climbed.
In January 2008, Mountain Hardwear athlete, Neil Gresham set out to Iceland with a small team of British climbers to investigate rumours of sea cliffs with ice climbing potential. They were blown ...; In January 2008, Mountain Hardwear athlete, Neil Gresham set out to Iceland with a small team of British climbers to investigate rumours of sea cliffs with ice climbing potential. They were blown ...