/ Sabotørfossen video
PS, the blood at the top isn't mine.
Yes, it is awful!
I'm yet to see GoPro helmet footage which would not have been better if the belayer had had the camera (or better still a third person at agood vantage point).
Well that first comment was necessary... TBH I quite enjoyed it anyway! Typical UKC I guess.
Well yes, but such things require time and equipment to setup. I may try handing the camera to a willing belayer next time, though. Also, inverting the camera so that it faces towards the leader in portrait mode could be more interesting.
Enjoyed that, thanks for posting...
Just a quick point....you may find it easier and less faff to ditch the tethers on short ice routes like this.
Er, thanks Morgan, but I didn't find Sabotorfossen to be particularly short.
Strange music choice but quite liked the video, would be great if you could have two gopro's and mix up the shots between belayer and climber's perspective. Out of curiosity is that what WI5 looks like (Have only climbed Scottish ice rather than Euro ice)? Maybe the video doesn't do it justice but the final bit looks like a staircase of foot ledges.
I have limited basis for comparison, but most of the climbs in Rjukan were a bit of a soft touch that week. I'd say it was of similar difficulty to Point 5, and would likely be much harder earlier in the season when it hasn't been so stepped out.
It is steep, though.
Crom! I was half expecting Thulsa Doom and a giant snake to appear and you to start fighting him.
I tried sticking my gopro on my axe looking back at me but it's too much of a shock for it.
I think you need to edit these heavily cut in views of the approach, your climbing partner, lots of look around shots and keep them short. I never upload the stuff, just love seeing it when I get home and being able to look at everything you were jibbering too hard to notice and enjoy while you were climbing.
I also think a lot of the time music does not add to climbing footage.
Enjoy your editing, the footage you have is lovely of the climb.
On routes that you can pretty much hook your way up... put the camera on the axe looking down onto you.
Climbed there early season a few years ago when it was -26 and the routes were stiff for the grade, but generally a Rjukan 5 is easier than a French 5, and when I've gone back, the ice a bit softer, I would say they're on a par with Scottish grades.