/ NEW ARTICLE: VIDEO: Huber Brothers in Antarctica

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UKC Articles - on 17 Apr 2009
[Doug Scott and Alex Huber hamming it up for the camera, 3 kb]In December 2008, legendary climbers Alex and Thomas Huber travelled to Antarctica to climb Ulvetanna, one of the most beautiful and striking mountains in the world.

This is a full length film (26 mins) of their expedition.



Read more at http://www.ukclimbing.com/articles/page.php?id=1818
Gordon Stainforth - on 17 Apr 2009
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Superb. The photography is a tour de force in such difficult conditions.
Sam L - on 17 Apr 2009
In reply to UKC Articles: Stunning, but the narrator is unbelievably irritating, as is some of the music...
Gordon Stainforth - on 17 Apr 2009
In reply to Sam L:

Yes, the music was very poor, I thought.
Glyn - on 17 Apr 2009
In reply to UKC Articles: Amazing filming in such difficult conditions. There seemed to be some filming trickery going on, at some points the climbing was being shot from above. I imagine they must have re-lead a pitch or two for the purpose of the video.

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
In reply to UKC Articles:

Superb and the vid is of such high quality - way better than your normal YouTube stuff. Great climbers (-30C!!!) and great photography - epic.


Chris
DrGav - on 18 Apr 2009
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Thank you for that - very enjoyable despite the narrator. Perfect Saturday early evening armchair viewing!
SCGale on 19 Apr 2009
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Anyone else notice there was little mention of Stefan Siegrist? Even though he lead one of the pitches...
K. William on 19 Apr 2009 - 72.uzh.fr.studentenwohnheim-bw.de
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Great lines,beautiful landscape, nice climbers, and excellent! camera work! Thanks.
Will Hunt - on 19 Apr 2009
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If you can get over the grating narration then that is excellent.
Michael Ryan - on 19 Apr 2009
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> (In reply to UKC Articles)
> 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.

http://www.ukclimbing.com/articles/page.php?id=1775

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.
dr evil - on 20 Apr 2009
In reply to UKC Articles: Anybody else find it amusing that they chose to go and climb a wall in Antarctica and then complained that it was too cold to free climb? Or is it just me?
Mr Lopez - on 21 Apr 2009
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> 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.

K. William on 21 Apr 2009 - 72.uzh.fr.studentenwohnheim-bw.de
In reply to dr evil:
> (In reply to UKC Articles) Anybody else find it amusing that they chose to go and climb a wall in Antarctica and then complained that it was too cold to free climb? Or is it just me?

They dare the impossible, trying to push the limit.
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Orlov - on 03 May 2009
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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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