Ueli Steck (Switzerland), Raphael Slawinski, and Ian Welsted (both Canada) were awarded with Piolets d’Or—the Golden Ice Axe—for their climbs in 2013.
Steck’s new route on the south face of Annapurna is destined to be remembered as one of the milestones of modern alpinism. The Swiss climber soloed the 8,000-foot wall in a 28-hour round trip, downclimbing most of the route.
Slawinski and Welsted completed the first ascent of K6 West (7,040 meters) in Pakistan in a five-day alpine-style ascent. This was the third time the two had attempted major new routes in the Karakoram, and after coming up short before, the third time was the charm.
Here’s our short documentary about Raphael’s life filmed in December 2013 for EpicTV.
Trailer for the 9th Sheffield Adventure Film Festival, Friday 4 to Sunday 6th of April. www.shaff.co.uk #ShAFF2014
More than 100 inspiring adventure sports films and speakers on 7 big screens At the Showroom Cinema & Workstation (and Sheffield Hallam University). Proudly supporting Sheffield Hospitals Charity to raise £5,000 for a blood fridge at the Northern General Hospital - www.shaff.co.uk/about-shaff/our-charity-partner/
Edited by Wojtek Kozakiewicz (Polished Project) for Sheffield Adventure Film Festival. Produced by LWimages Studio.
Thumbnail composed from frames from the following movies: Spice Girl, Valhalla, Cascada, Last Great Climb and Nine Knights 2012 MTB.
Music courtesy of Screaming Maldini (Life in Glorious Stereo) - www.screamingmaldini.net/
Download ‘Life in Glorious Stereo’ from iTunes - www.itunes.apple.com/gb/album/life-in-glorious-stereo-single/id532884246
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Thanks to all the filmmakers whose films are featured in the trailer.
Our new EpicTV video series explores the esoteric art of ice climbing and examines the souls of four of the sport’s most respected artists - Will Gadd, Raphael Slawinski, John Freeman, and Gordon McArthur. On these athletes’ doorsteps, the Rockies hold some of the best ice climbing routes in the world which promise to both push them to their limits and occasionally have them crossing ice axes with death.
Filmed by Lukasz Warzecha; Edited by Wojtek Kozakiewicz.
Our first production for the UIAA this winter season… an overnight edit of the Day One of the Ice Climbing World Cup in Cheongsong, Korea
Even world class athletes can feel the butterflies in their stomachs on the first day, in this case the first stage of the 2014 UIAA Ice Climbing World Cup in Cheongsong, Korea.
This video diary captures the voices of athletes as they get set to compete in the first of a series of competitions that will take them from Korea, to Romania, France, Switzerland, Italy and Russia.
After months of work planning, preparing, filming and the mammoth task of editing our John Muir Award film has finally gone live!
From bold trad to sketchy rime to hard sport, Black Diamond athlete Dave MacLeod has something of an obsession with first ascents in his native Scotland—a land not known for its ideal climbing weather. A little sleet and rain, however, has done little to dampen Dave’s passion for scouring the island for new climbs. His latest FA, Fight The Feeling, is an interesting tale of an FA legacy being carried on from one generation of climbers to the next.
This video is part of our Climbing 2013 digital catalog. Through photos, videos and narrated slideshows, the Climbing 2013 digital catalog highlights first ascents and first free ascents from recent years, as well as the crucial pieces of Black Diamond gear that helped make them a reality. In addition, the digital catalog showcases historical images from past first ascents—chosen by our athletes—that have fueled their own personal FA pursuits. To view the Climbing 2013 digital catalog, click here: http://catalog.blackdiamondequipment.com/