VIDEO - Tuzgle - Climbing in ArgentinaNovember 2008, the swiss climber Nina Caprez with 9 french guys travels to explore a new climbing spot in Argentina : an Altiplano littered with boulders and crags nested at 4200 m of elevation under the Tuzgle volcano. The movie illustrates the daily life of the group in this unexplored wonderland. As days fly by, they realize that the true value of their discoveries is way beyond their expectations... One of the best bouldering destination of south america has been unveiled.
In Search Of AdventureTraditional climbing is where my roots lie but sport is an easy tick, fitting in easily around work and kids and a desire to perform rather than be scared. As the grades go up the amount of gear goes down making hard routes that can be onsighted hard to find. But I still needed the adventure, it feeling more distant with every soggy summer that passes. Pabay has been on the list for a while, "hard pumpy climbing with excellent gear on amazing rock" was the word.
A film of a long route.Alistair Lee, one of the best film makers, comes up good again. Camera men maybe good guys, but the bosses at the TV companies are not! you cannot trust them! This year I was lined up for 8 weeks of work with the BBC for a big project. It was ‘guaranteed’ and I was told to drop all other work, but of course, at the last moment it all fell through leaving me skint, but at least with plenty of time to climb!
Pangaea : selection of young people for the expedition to PakistanThe YEP (Young Explorers Program) participants have just been chosen for the “Pakistan Pangaea” expedition, the 5th of a series of 12 expeditions over 5 continents, from 2008 to 2012.
With his PANGAEA program, Mike Horn’s objective is to encourage the respect of the environment and to actively help clean the planet in order to protect it : a challenge for the future generations!
Winners of the Piolets d'OrThe greatest climbers met together last month for the 18th edition of the Piolets d’Or in Chamonix. This key event in terms of alpinism focused on the encounter between the new and the older generation. The chosen projects complied with the ethics of the Piolets d'Or described in the Piolets d’Or charter.
Melloblocco 2010: up to the challengeAs expected, boulderers from all over Europe converged on Melloblocco in Italy the weekend of May 6-9. This was a bet not to be taken lightly, considering the atrocious weather forecast... But boulderers are the persevering type and Melloblocco's favorable microclimate saved the weekend. Perseverance rewarded
RiglosThere is list of thing climbers should do (in my opinion), and it's a
long list. Climb in Yosemite, sport climb in Spain
and Ceuse, stuff in Verdon and Pembroke, go to Stanage. Treck in Nepal,
do some stuff in the Alps; it goes on. But multi
pitching in Riglos is something I have been meaning to do for a long