It's been really foggy here in Bellingham this last week, but if you've gotten a chance to get up in the mountains, then you were probably able to get up above the clouds. If you are still stuck in the gloom this morning, then grab a cup of something hot and enjoy this nice, long freestyle skiing video to get you going this weekend.
Kjerrskredkvelven (say that 3 times fast!) is a 900m high, big-wall-seized ice fall in Gudvangen, Norway. With difficulties of WI V/6 it can be considered one of the longest and most demanding ice falls in the world. The film shows the ascent of this monster line by Matthias Scherer and Tanja Schmitt back in February of 2013.
Located in the remote reaches of Antarctica, Ulvetanna Peak is one of the most technically demanding peaks in the harshest environment in the world. Since it's discovery in 1994, Leo Houlding has dreamed of climbing this unforgettable peak.
With the government shut-down behind us, we are able to get back and enjoy our National Parks. Many climbers have expressed the "hassle" this has caused with campgrounds closed and long-planned trips suddenly cancelled. But thanks to the National Parks Conservation Association, we also get a chance to see just how the Rangers and staff were affected by the closures.
Have a great weekend! - James