Saturday, July 19, 2008

Weekend Warrior -- Videos to Get You Stoked!

The weekend is upon us once again and it is time for us Warriors to get outside and play!

The weather is warm and the snow is melting here in the North Cascades and climbers are migrating into the mountains like the salmon of Capistrano. To help you get stoked we have an eclectic mix of videos for your viewing enjoyment.

The first video we have for you features two power couples of climbing teaming up to create a regular International Dream Team of big-wall alpine ascents. Watch as Americans Beth Rodden and Tommy Caldwell combine forces with French climbers Arnaud Petit and Stephanie Bodet to climb the incredible Lotus Flower deep in the Yukon Territory...and I mean deep.

The second video of the weekend features some serious alpine climbing, beautiful scenery, and a killer soundtrack to boot. But seriously, I want to download this music to my iPod and listen to it every morning to get pumped up for the day. This montage-esque video documents an expedition to climb the Arwa Tower in the Indian Himalayas, a 900 meter climb that goes at VI M9 5.9 A3...sounds like a good time to me.

The final video may seem a little out of place in this line-up but I assure you that it is worthy to get you stoked! I don't know how many of you are familiar with the glorious Japanese television show called Ninja Warrior but it is basically an obstacle course on steroids. Watch as "The Fireman" makes his way past various challenges in an attempt to become a true Ninja Warrior. Just imagine what this guy could do on a rock face.

1 comment:

Deborah said...

Great videos, I was planning to go climbing at August and now I'm even more impatient