/ NEW ARTICLE: VIDEO: Huber Brothers in Antarctica
This is a full length film (26 mins) of their expedition.
Read more at http://www.ukclimbing.com/articles/page.php?id=1818
Superb. The photography is a tour de force in such difficult conditions.
Yes, the music was very poor, I thought.
I didn't know that Adidas made portaledges and goretex! Iv always associate them with school football teams and chavs! I suppose they must have more money to fund expeditions like that than other outdoor brands. Can only be a good thing
Superb and the vid is of such high quality - way better than your normal YouTube stuff. Great climbers (-30C!!!) and great photography - epic.
Thank you for that - very enjoyable despite the narrator. Perfect Saturday early evening armchair viewing!
Anyone else notice there was little mention of Stefan Siegrist? Even though he lead one of the pitches...
Great lines,beautiful landscape, nice climbers, and excellent! camera work! Thanks.
If you can get over the grating narration then that is excellent.
> If you can get over the grating narration then that is excellent.
If you ever get the chance, see Alex Huber live. He puts on a great show.
And then Alex Huber.
Born in Trostberg, Bavaria in 1968, Alex with is brother Thomas, collectively known as the 'Huberbaum', are two of the worlds top alpinists and rock climbers.
Alex Huber's delivery of his adventures was as impressive as his achievements; professional, committed and heartfelt. He took us through his solos of the South Face of Dent du Géant, the Swiss Route on Grand Capucin and the Direttissima on the Cima Grande using a mix of movie, photos and dialogue.
His described first ascents of Pan Aroma (5.14b/8c) and Bellavista, (5.14b/8c) on the Torre Grande Cima Ovest which are not only physically hard but bold and singular lines up one of the steepest rock faces in the Dolomites. Then he described climbing with his brother Thomas and their speed ascent of El Capitan's Nose Route.
His enthusiasm for and love of the mountains shone through, and exemplified what what he calls the fifth dimension, the emotional connection that all climbers feel, of whatever ability, to the mountain environment and their experiences.
The finale to his presentation was his account of his, Thomas, Max Riechl and Stephen Siegrist's expedition to Queen Maud Land in the Antarctic climbing the peaks Ulvetanna and Holtanna which emerge like missiles for almost 3000m out of the icepack.
> Anyone else notice there was little mention of Stefan Siegrist? Even though he lead one of the pitches...
Didn't you notice he didn't wear Adidas clothing? Guess who paid for the trip and filming... And i'm sure he lead more than one pitch as well.
They dare the impossible, trying to push the limit.
excellent- In all ways. The need for a sponsor somewhat takes out the magic of it all, but the climbing looks superb and the challenge even more so.
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