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VIDEO - Ben Moon: Past, Present & Future

It's no secret that Ben Moon - one of Britain's most influential and respected climbers - has been projecting Northern Lights 9a at Kilnsey. Having ticked Rainshadow 9a at age 48 in June 2015 (UKC News report), Ben continues to set the bar high, 25+ years since his heyday.

In this video from Boreal, Ben talks about the evolution of climbing in the UK and his varying approach to training and projecting over the years.

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Ben Moon

One of the most influential climbers of all time. Ben Moon has been an active climber since the early 1980s and played a key role in developing sport climbing and bouldering. His notable ascents include:


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7 Feb, 2017
Over 1196 have watched this vid and nobody has seen fit to comment. I just don't understand it? I thought it was riveting climbing, all sequency and committing (for sport) in the sense that there are no rests, you just have to keep going for it. You either do the sequence or fail. I like that in a sport route, not that I actually climb that type of route, and certainly not at that grade. I know it's a different game for most of us mortals. Thanks for posting.
7 Feb, 2017
Agreed, it is a nice film with a lovely, gentle quality to it. Great to see footage of the sequence on Northern Lights, it looks nails! I enjoyed the grit bouldering footage both old and recent, showing just how clean and precise Ben Moon's style is. Great narrative too, the story of his climbing through different stages of life is really inspirational. Two thumbs up.
7 Feb, 2017
Perhaps? its just when people see these videos and articles posted, many? don't realise they can click the forum link to make comments,... but i find even when i do the reply icon isn't looking like it is usable, still says login to reply, even though i see i am logged in, but if i click the reply button i realise it works. Anyway.... Come on Ben! :)
7 Feb, 2017
Just out of curiosity, why is it subtitled? Its not like he's got a wild incomprehensible accent. Not really complaining, just curious.
7 Feb, 2017
For the Euro's and the 'across the pond' lot I'd guess. My favourite subtitled climbing vids is still:https://youtu.be/ngQbNJeCVls
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