John Freeman is an ACMG Guide, Rope Access Technician, and a world-class climber. He recently put up a new ice route with Will Gadd in Helmcken Falls. He also belongs to a pretty elite club, although I'm not sure that I want to join his club. John is one of a few climbers who have experienced (and survived) a full ice pillar collapse. Not only did he survive it, it was also documented by his POV camera. In our first video this week, John and Will take us back to the events of that day and share with us some of the thoughts and lessons learned.
Ice Pillar Snaps
This next video is just some good, ol' fashioned powder skiing. A few folks from the CU Freestyle Team out having fun in the Colorado steeps and deeps.
Pow & Pillows Weekend from Joel Bettner on Vimeo.
And finally, I know there are a few of you out there who don't give a rat's @$$ about powder or ice, and would gladly trade both of them for a chalk bag and some crimps. So to satiate you fine folks, here's a great profile of Pat Goodman and the 5.13c "Gun Control" on a sunny day in the New River Gorge.
Have a great weekend! - James