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FRI NIGHT VID: No Turning Back - Hansjörg Auer

Our Friday Night Video this week is a biopic of Hansjörg Auer. When people think of Hansjörg they mainly remember his outrageous solo of The Fish on the Marmolada. No Turning Back combines some stunning cinematography with a story that begins with Hansjörg's early years, through to his obsession with soloing and his objectives in the greater ranges. The film portrays him as a vulnerable character who becomes comfortable in his own skin through climbing.



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I would rather compare Alex Hubers alpine free solos or his free solo on the Riglos in Spain as it was actually quite high in the risk-game. But in fact I just wanted to mention him as people tend to forget what others...
It's famous for good reasons and there's media hype for a reason; it's not just about grades - it's about the first free solo of the most iconic big wall in the world Anyway, it is daft to compare a single pitch...
If you're talking about Alex Huber. Yes he soloed a ton of crazy things. Up to f8b+. Why does no one talk about that Yosemite has just the most famous piece of rock of this world and it might also affect media coverage?
Having sponsors involved in productions does inevitably change the output, and topics can easily become, and often are dumbed down. Equally, the same stuff gets peddled out time and time again. This is a shame but it's...
Well...the audience does pay (I couldn't get into "Mountain" at the weekend in Bristol because it was sold out) and I can't remember an era when there was a ton of independent climbing/mountaineering films asking tough...
Do I remember that Hansjörg’s solo Was not after lots of pre practice? That he had climbed it once? do I also remember that Dave McCleod solo’d  A single pitch 8c+ for one of his films? lots of groovy stuff done...

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