From 15 january to 11 february I have been in Canadian Rockies. I climb with Mike Dorocicz, Jędrzej Jabłoński. We do some nice climbing routes (Nophobia M10, Musashi M12, Slipstream WI4+ VI 1000m and many others). Below is film from this trip. Film is in polish, but there are also some pictures... Enjoy it ;).
Angelika Rainer is one of the best female drytooling climbers. she won the Ice climbing World championship in 2009, 2011 and 2013 in South Corea and she also won the Worldcup ranking in 2012 and 2015. Her hardest drytooling routes are Steel Koan and Kamasutra (both D13+). She is also very good at free climbing, she climbs routes up to 8b+. She did first female ascent of Italia 61. A 250m long 8a route on Piz Ciavaces (Dolomites)
In may 2014 I made interview with Raphael Slawinski. Originally interview was in polish, but I translated this to english. You must be prepared, than in text will be some (MY) translation mistakes :-). Original text you will find here.
A Polish climber, alpinist and climbing instructor. Known for his multipitch ascents both in the big wall and alpine style. Born in 1975 in Poland. He’s been climbing for more than 22 years. A member of the Polish National Team in alpine climbing. From the very beginning he’s been inspired mostly by challenges such as opening new routes in the most inaccessible and vertical faces in the world.
Sometimes when you commit to a goal, you find that it pushes the boundaries of what you thought was possible. "Last year I set myself up with the idea that I wanted to be the first American woman to climb M11." Mountain Hardwear athlete Dawn Glanc is an ice climber and mixed climber from Ouray, Colorado. For Dawn, M11 is just the beginning. What's your M11?
For climbing trip to Canada I took the shoes The North Face Verto Extreme S6K. I was expecting to -15 / -25 ° C and hard ice/mixed climbing, where shoes with inner boots will be ideal. Life, however, somewhat verified to use them in the field and an exceptionally warm winter meant that the temperature hovered around -5 / 15 ° C. Fortunately, at the last moment I took TNF Verto S6K Glacier GTX (review here).
Climbing harnesses are essential for climbing. They're usually designed with minimal padding, the assumption being that you'll hang in your harness little if at all, so comfort can take a back seat to weight. Mountaineers expect to travel in snowy or wet conditions, to take bathroom breaks while still in the harness and to wear the harness over a variety of layers, including taking it on and off over boots and crampons. As a result, mountaineering harnesses are typically made of non-absorbent material, have detachable leg loops to facilitate bathroom breaks, and adjust sufficiently to accommodate a variety of layers.