Saturday, June 14, 2014

Weekend Warrior - Videos to get you STOKED!!!

The roundup of videos this weekend focuses on the idea of the process of climbing.  So often we get wrapped up ticking off a summit or a project that we forget about all the fun that goes into getting from Point A to Point B.  As Ueli Steck says in this first video, "There is no guarantee in getting to the summit, so you really have to love the process.  And if you look at it that way, every expedition is successful."

Ueli Steck | The Process from Mountain Hardwear on Vimeo.

In our next viedo, Sam Elias shows us the amount of effort the he and Walker Emerson put in to establish a new line in Oliana, Span.  FYI, it was about 50 man-hours each.  For him, it was not just the experience of climbing the route, but sharing the whole experience - start to finish - with someone.

In the last video, Tonde Katiyo and Travis Kemp share the experience of bringing to life an unclimbed boulder in the forests of Index, WA. For Tonde, once they got started, he didn't care what the difficulty of the climb ended up being, he was just thrilled to climb the beautiful piece of rock.

Have a great weekend! - James

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