/ NEW ARTICLE: VIDEO: Natalija Gros climbs Histerija F8c+
Natalija is one of only a handful of women to climb at this standard.
Read more at http://www.ukclimbing.com/articles/page.php?id=1721
Very nice. How come the camera man doesn't appear to cast a shadow?
No idea how the camera work was achieved.
Yes and what about those bits of thermite on the grassy knoll at the bottom left of the film?
Awesome work and top filming!
It is an amazing place - unfortunately the easiest route is (was?) 6b and polished to buggery
Osp has easier grades and is very nearby
"Last March, Slovenian climber Natalija Gros climbed Histerija "
Or is just the video new(s)?
> Yes and what about those bits of thermite on the grassy knoll at the bottom left of the film?
the awful music gives it away..
I happened to interview a Slovene for a job last week and when we got on to hobbies I asked if she climbed because all the best climbers are Slovenes. And she said "no. they are all from the west, I'm from the east." This appeared to be something she was very definite on!
"After almost one year I finally went to take some nice pictures with photographer Urban Golob. I needed some new pictures and I had to deal with Histerija just for one more time to document it also in picture.
Day was really perfect, it was sunny but quite windy. I really enjoyed being out again, climbing in the center of Mišja peč. It was also hard, but worth it. We took some nice photos and you can see them in "gallery". I hope you'll like them!:)"
That video was bizarre.
He's from over the border in Transylvania...
> the awful music gives it away..>
Really? There was me thinking, 'nice to hear some classic-y music rather than the usual drum n bass/techno soundtrack' :-)
She certainly took the photo-shoot for the 3rd ascent seriously...
i too thought the music was good for the video and what a good video it was and she is a cracker as well.
Very nice, I like the long continuity and smoothness - and the music makes a nice change. Suprisingly watchable.
A cool, smooth ascent, right to the end - her last move was clipping the lower-off, as opposed to grabbing the chain.
> Really? There was me thinking, 'nice to hear some classic-y music rather than the usual drum n bass/techno soundtrack' :-)
> She certainly took the photo-shoot for the 3rd ascent seriously...
Pitty that's not even her. Hey.
Hear Hear! (or is it Here Here, never been sure!)
Whilst I'm always up for a bit of D+B I think the classical style suited both the production and the climbing style.
I'm tempted to film myself climbing and compose the music to go over the top, sadly the piece would have to be a touch wild, without form, somewhat jerky and, to be honest, shit.
BTW it's 'hear, hear!' :)
I thought the music was great.
Can anyone tell me what it is? usually there is an 'artist, track' credit at the end but not in this case.
Excellent, and agreed the music was less irritating than usual.
She looks like she could climb harder with more rehearsal, or a better memory, or something.
> "Last March, Slovenian climber Natalija Gros climbed Histerija "
> Or is just the video new(s)?
Mick's just been browsing the quality chuffing vids on UKB. It was linked there back in January. Must be a slow week for climbing "news".
> Mick's just been browsing the quality chuffing vids on UKB. It was linked there back in January. Must be a slow week for climbing "news".
Jack's the main newshound. Yes we did feature it last year, and yes was linked on many forum only sites around the globe - with good reason.
Slow for news this week? Hardly. Last seven days or so.
VIDEO: The Great British Grade Debate: 09-Mar-09
LOCAL NEWS: Wales to get dedicated BMC Officer: 10-Mar-09
LOCAL NEWS: Pete Whittaker climbs new grit E7: 10-Mar-09
Norway - New Big Wall Ice: 10-Mar-09
Sport Climbing Round-Up - Ondra On Fire: 06-Mar-09
Tom Peckitt Climbs Hard Almscliff Link-Up: 06-Mar-09
Chris Sharma at Malham 04-Mar-09
South Yorkshire Pupil Power in Africa and Leo Houlding and Andy Cave 04-Mar-09
Tyler Landman: A New Level! 03-Mar-09
It's Hamer Time 03-Mar-09
With more to come.
> Very nice. How come the camera man doesn't appear to cast a shadow?
I was trying to work out how they managed to apparently swing left to right round the action all the time. Interesting perspective.
Current leading contender for "UKC Forum Quote of 2009". Inspires us to come up with our own variations. My music would perhaps have to have three false starts, a repetitive bit, a near silent section (some quite tinkling of glockenspiel or little bells to accompany the desperate rattling of nuts and hexes), and a triple tempo finish :-)
In reply to bbrowne:
First spotted on UKC nearly a year ago: http://www.ukclimbing.com/forums/t.php?t=292883&v=1#x4340914
Yes Natalija climbed this a year ago.
Yes we reported it a year ago.
I saw this (IMO) excellent video the other day linked from the Climbing Narcissist Blog.
No it is not 'news'. It's an 'Article' - well actually it is a video, but we don't yet have a dedicated 'Video' section - although we are working on it.
The climbing narc blog is great - check it out.
We collate a lot of interesting stuff to show our readers - not everyone subscribes to 260 climbing related blogs like I do (thankfully).
Lots of UKC readers hadn't seen it before (including me) and the film makers new film is due out soon (as far as I know), so it was quite timely.
Hope that clears up a few questions about why we are running this great video.
I'd pay Ł20 for more of that.
That's yeoman's work Jack! :-)
And good to see again.
I must have missed it first time round but really enjoyed watching it. I thought the music was excellent, way better than the usual rap pish on a lot of vids!
Nice one :-)
BTW, given such a stylish ascent, the thread title should probaly read 'Natalija Gros *cruises* Histerija F8c+'. Very impressive.
thanks - I was beginning to think my pearl had passed unnoticed by the swine!
Very refreshing! Especially after watching 'The British Grade Debate'... This actually makes you want to climb!
I thought the same, that is the type of music I associate with climbing - relaxed, chilled, focused, beautiful...
Can somebody please tell me what the music is???
Great video, makes you want to get out there and climb. I always prefer to watch women climb, not for the obvious reason, I just think they make it look so much more elegant.
I know this is going to sound very "me too", but I'd like to add my voice to the 'refreshing to hear some gentle music on a climbing video' chorus. Hopefully some film-makers out there will take note!
I think the music for my climbing would start off strong, lose itself somewhere in the middle, then play in reverse for a section before finally descending in a discordant crash at the end.
> I know this is going to sound very "me too", but I'd like to add my voice to the 'refreshing to hear some gentle music on a climbing video' chorus. Hopefully some film-makers out there will take note!
Many already have have and some time ago.
Just seen this item. The music is as MarcC suggests, 'Simonada' by Sanja & Balkanika from a CD called Balkan 2000
Cheers, I'm going to order a copy (I found it for sale through Amazon). Really nice.
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