Saturday, September 6, 2008

Weekend Warrior -- Videos to Get You Stoked!

The tide has begun to turn my fellow Weekend Warriors. With September comes the end of the glorious summer months and the beginning of fall. I can feel it on my morning bike ride to work, the air is becoming cool and crisp once again. So dust off those warm clothes and get ready for the next season of fall and winter climbing and skiing. I've compiled some videos this week that should shift your mindset and get you stoked for autumn.

Watch as Sonny Trotter attempts Rhapsody, an E11 in Scotland, while battling with the brutal wind that is trying to blow him off the climb. This is one of the hardest trad climbs in the world and the crux move has one of the most interesting holds I have seen.

Check out the preview for the 2008 Reel Rock Film Tour! If this event is coming to a city near you I would highly recommend attending. It highlights the best of the best in outdoor film making and will leave you awestruck. In the words of monster truck announcers everywhere, "you'll pay for the whole seat but you'll only need the edge!"

As fall approaches so does the prospect of backcountry skiing. The North Cascades are the perfect playground for skiing and this trailer for "Out of Bounds" should get you psyched to throw on those skins and get out there! Keep in mind that backcountry skiing has its inherent risks and should always be done with caution.

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