Saturday, March 7, 2015

Weekend Warrior - Videos to get you STOKED!!!

Dawn Glanc set a goal for herself last year to be the first American woman to climb M11.  This first video for the weekend shows how she committed herself to her training and showcases what an awesome job she did achieving her goal!

Committed from Mountain Hardwear on Vimeo.

Another amazing female climber, Alex Johnson hunted the boulders and cliffs of Red Rock Canyon to find this gem and get the First Ascent of a stout V10 called "The Swoop."

The Swoop Project from AJ on Vimeo.

I know it is technically still winter here in the Cascades, but with all this warm, sunny weather we've been having, it's hard not to want to go climbing.  In this video, Jimmy Webb shows off some sweet bouldering in Leavenworth last year.

Washington 2014 from Jimmy Webb on Vimeo.

This last video is a short by sweet one.  Using special rigs and supplemental oxygen, the team from Teton Gravity Research was able to capture some amazing footage of the Himalayas from an elevation of about 20,000'.  These are views that are rarely captured and are quite inspiring to an alpinist of any experience level.

The Himalayas from 20,000 ft. from Teton Gravity Research on Vimeo.

If you are called to climb one of these magnificent giants, Alpine Institute can work with you to meet your goals.  We have skills trainings to help you build your experience level, as well as full expeditions to the region.  Call or email us for more information.

Have a great weekend! - James

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