/ FRI NIGHT VID: Jacopo Larcher's Rise

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UKC News 09 Aug 2019
This week's Friday Night Video documents Italian climber Jacopo Larcher's journey from a bouldering and sport specialist to one of the world's best trad climbers. His latest project Tribe - which Jacopo refused to grade in order to focus on the process of working it and the beauty of the line - is the subject of the film. Perched high in the woodland of Cadarese, Northern Italy, 'Tribe' is a bold and run-out route, showcasing the very best of trad climbing, far removed from Jacopo's bouldering specialist background.

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peter.herd 10 Aug 2019
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Awesome. 

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Toccata 10 Aug 2019
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That was wonderful.

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Roberttaylor 10 Aug 2019
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Really enjoyed that video. The montage bit in particular was very well done.

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bensilvestre 11 Aug 2019
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Best climbing film I've seen for ages. The ticking clock montage was extremely well realised. Ace

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Dr_C 11 Aug 2019

Wonderful video,, best I've seen for ages. For a change l thought the sound track really enhanced the film. 

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tjwalker 12 Aug 2019
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Fantastic!

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Mick Ward 12 Aug 2019
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Given the standard of climbing films seems so high, there still seems something very special indeed about this one. His humility and passion for hard work shine through. It wonderfully captures the incredulity of finally getting up something you couldn't imagine you were ever going to get up - but you didn't give up either. And then one day, joyously it happened.

A lesson and an inspiration to us all. And an acknowledgement that supportive people - the tribe - can make a huge difference.

Mick

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TobyA 12 Aug 2019
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I enjoyed it, a really nice little film, I particularly liked the portraits at the end. Although did anyone else find the contrast of the trad ethic on the climb and the bushcraft-engineering to build a landing patio slightly amusing? It looked a few metal stakes going in to hold it all together!

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Robert Durran 12 Aug 2019
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> Although did anyone else find the contrast of the trad ethic on the climb and the bushcraft-engineering to build a landing patio slightly amusing?

I thought briefly about letting it bother me, but then decided not to.

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TobyA 12 Aug 2019
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> I thought briefly about letting it bother me, but then decided not to.

I presume you were already in quite a state of upset, what with him being an ambassdor-athlete who keeps "sending" things and whatnot...? ;-)

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Robert Durran 12 Aug 2019
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> I presume you were already in quite a state of upset, what with him being an ambassdor-athlete who keeps "sending" things and whatnot...? ;-)

I have to admit that the use of the dreaded A-Word at one point did grate as horribly as ever.

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Wiley Coyote2 13 Aug 2019
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A lovely film but, as Mick says upthread, there are loads of top quality climbing films about now. The thing that made it stand out for me was the humility and the acknowledgement of all the people who had played a part in his succeeding on the route. I particularly loved the  woman in the bar.  A bit like Free Solo you glimpsed the bigger picture behind the headline ascent.

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Robert Durran 13 Aug 2019
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>  The thing that made it stand out for me was the humility and the acknowledgement of all the people who had played a part in his succeeding on the route. 

That bit came over as ever as ever so slightly naff to to me. It was evident from the rest of this lovely little film that spoke for itself that he is a thoroughly nice guy.

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Arms Cliff 13 Aug 2019
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> I enjoyed it, a really nice little film, I particularly liked the portraits at the end. Although did anyone else find the contrast of the trad ethic on the climb and the bushcraft-engineering to build a landing patio slightly amusing? It looked a few metal stakes going in to hold it all together!

I thought the landing stuff was a little incongruous, but then they show another part of the crag in the video where there’s a massive cut granite steps along the base. 

Great vid, just missing some uncut ascent footage, it kind of felt like there were bits of the climb we didn’t get to see. 

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