Austrian climber and slackliner Mich Kemeter goes free soloing in the Verdon Gorge, France.
"It's visionary. It's truly on the edge of what we could call climbing," says Jesse Huey. "You can train for the Karakoram, for Alaska, for the Andes, but nothing can prepare you for this." This winter, Huey and his team of elite alpine climbers will journey to the roof of the world. When darkness falls, there will be light. Happy Holidays.
Las Vegas local Matt Kuehl climbs a few wide cracks in Red Rock, Nevada, including an unnamed V2, Plumbers Crack (5.10), Trophy Crack (V2), and Chrysler Crack (5.9).
Mark and Janelle Smiley attempt the Carpe Ridge on Mt. Fairweather in Alaska. As they approach the summit, terrible conditions set in and they're forced to descend. They wait it out for about two weeks before the next summit attempt.
In episode seven, the Lost in North America team travels to Joe's Valley, Utah to check out Left Fork, Right Fork, and New Joe's, climbing Low Tide (V7), Lactation Station (V10), Milk Man (V8), Eye of the Beholder (V11), and Play Mate of the Year (V9). Video by Epic TV.
One of the most well-known climbers and BASE jumpers in the world, Steph Davis grounds herself and finds her breath before she launches off a cliff in Utah.
Canadian climber Margot Talbot goes disco to demonstrate an ice climbing secret to success.
Janelle and Mark Smiley add the classic crack climb Steck-Salathe in Yosemite National Park, California, to their completed Fifty Classic Climbs of North America list. The climb went smoothly, except for Mark getting stuck in a chimney for an hour; his wife Janelle said, "In seven years of marriage, I've never seen him this mad."
This will make you want to practice your self-arrest skills all over again...
Six of the best boulderers in the gathered in Stockholm, Sweden, on November 30 to compete in the La Sportiva Legends Only event. Jimmy Webb won, followed by Dmitry Sharafutdinov and Jan Hojer. The three others included Alex Megos, Nalle Hukkataival, and Sean McColl.
Hervè Barmasse interviews Ueli Steck one week after his famed 28 hour run on C'est la vie on Annapurna's South Face; Steck discusses what the ascent means to him.
On the fourth stop of Marmot's Lead Now Tour, Paige Claassen travels around Japan with the aid and company of two local climbers. Claassen observes the fascinating culture of Japan, and climbs to raise money for the Colorado flood relief facilitated by the American Red Cross. Climbs include Mukante (V9), Seimeiryoku (V7), and Hare Low Start (V13/V14).