Airport Wall - A New Zealand Big WallFri Night Vid

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Top New Zealand climbers, Dan Joll and Karl 'Merry' Schimanski had both been looking at the Airport Wall in Fiordland for over 20 years. As a culmination of their careers as climbers, this is the story of patience, determination and perseverance. Airport Wall follows the unfolding of one of New Zealand's first big wall climbs:

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Great film, really enjoyed that. Looks a fantastic route!

9 Jun

V adventurous ! I missed the rock type - did anyone else hear it named ??

10 Jun

The Darrans rock is granite, specifically diorite. Some of the best, most solid rock in NZ.

10 Jun

Thanks ! Just searched out the topo - to discover that this is almost old news - the video concerns the route: Mile High Club

Since which a 2nd line has been added: The Dreamliner

topos are presented for both routes on these web pages

Dated 2021 - maybe a third line is already under research ??

10 Jun

Great vid to watch but what really blew my brains was that they managed to get a dry day in Milford Sound?????

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