Kyle Dempster and Bruce Normand on Mt. Edgar, Parts 1 & 2

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BD athlete Kyle Dempster makes first ascent of Mount Edgar's east face—PART ONE from Black Diamond Equipment on Vimeo.

Video by Black Diamond - Kyle Dempster traveled to China's Sichuan Province in November 2010 with Bruce Normand and made two major first ascents: the central couloir on the west face of Mount Grosvenor and the east face of Mount Edgar (which is the face that claimed the lives of Jonny Copp, Micah Dash, and Wade Johnson in May 2009). The first ascent of Edgar's east face has earned Dempster and Normand their second consecutive nomination for the Piolet d'Or (last year, the duo and Jed Brown won the award for their ascent of Xuelian West).

Part one of the trip documents the FA on Grosvenor, and part two covers the first ascent on Edgar. Introspective and honest, Dempster speaks in-depth about the dangers encountered on Edgar and how accepting such risks in order to make the ascent left him heavily troubled, vowing to never again climb on such an active and dangerous mountain.

BD athlete Kyle Dempster makes first ascent of Mount Edgar's east face—PART TWO from Black Diamond Equipment on Vimeo.