In early October 2013 I received The North Face Thermoball Hoodie – light, synthetic, filled with primaloft - jacket. The key word is Thermoball . It is the insulation of primaloft, not in textile, but in small balls. With this simple solution, the insulation has the warmth equivalent of 600-fill down.
The History of Mountaineering has a lot great achievements. Here is some important and iconic ascents. Not all :-), but in future will be more.
In text you will see a lot of links to polish website drytooling.com.pl. It is my another website, about winter climbing. There is lot of climbing stuff :-) and off course you have google translate. Enjoy!
Angelika Rainer on one trip repeated dry-tooling classic Steel Koan M13+, and win on Bozeman Ice Climbing Festival.
On first day in Canada They have something about -30 °C. First Angelika with Marco Servalli go to cave Haffner Cave, where was only... -27 °C. She repeat Caveman M10 and Fire Roasted JC’s Rig, M10, both on flash style.
Next She go to cave Cineplex, where on third day, she repeat Steel Koan M13+ (there was -10 °C). Respect!
The hardest route repeated by woman is Ironman M14+ (Lucie Hrozová, 2013).
After the success in Cineplex, Angelika go to Bozeman, where she win :-).
17. Bozeman Ice Climbing Festival, USA
11 -15 December 2013
1. Angelika Rainer, Italy
2. Stephanie Maureau, France
3. Sarah Huenkien, Canada
1. Janez Svolijaak, Slovenia
2. Will Gadd, Canada
3. Will Mayo, USA
In Korea Young Hye Kwon send a new dry-tooling route. Black Eagle has grade M13. 37 meters long (30 in roof).
He was born in 1978. David’s passion for mountains started at age of 7 with his father climbing in the Alps. He traveled with his family to exciting and adventurous places like Hoggar mountains in the African desert or to Iceland. After finishing high school, he began with the education for becoming a professional mountain guide and soon later he became a member of the first Expedition Team for Youth athletes in the German Alpine Club. Now he live in Munich.
Worn Wear is an exploration of quality -- in the things we own and the lives we live. This short film, from Patagonia, takes you to an off-the-grid surf camp in Baja, Mexico; a family's maple syrup harvest in Contoocook, New Hampshire; an organic farm in Ojai, California; and into the lives of a champion skier, a National Geographic photographer, and a legendary alpinist. It also features exclusive interviews with Patagonia founder Yvon Chouinard. Released as an antidote to the Black Friday and Cyber Monday shopping frenzy, Worn Wear is an invitation to celebrate the stuff you already own.
Check this awesome video, about night ice climbing.
The Frost Giants of Norse mythology were huge, cold and practically indomitable. At night they taught the people of the North to fear, only to freeze again the next day. In January 2013, extreme sports photographer Thomas Senf headed off for Norway with a team of fearless Mammut ice climbers. The plan was to set the professional athletes against the nocturnal backdrop of the legendary world of the Frost Giants using flares and spotlights. The project produced unique photos, the likes of which the world has never seen before.