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Peter and the Columns - A Race with Hans Florine Video

© Max Buschini

This short film follows Peter Hoffmeister and Hans Florine as they go head to head in a race to climb 3000ft, or the height of El Capitan. Their chosen venue is the Columns in Eugene, Oregon, where Peter has been climbing for decades.

The film covers the build-up to their race, but also two serious injuries which delay the two protagonists' showdown. Both climbers have distinct advantages in the race; Hans is one of the top speed climbers of all time, with many records to his name and whilst Peter isn't quite at the same level, he definitely has the home advantage at the Columns...

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15 Sep

Wow, at last a cool video about somewhere I've actually climbed!

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