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The cold world of alpine climbing.

The cold world of alpine climbing.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

STEEP! The movie?



I've made a point of commenting on a lot of ski gear recently and how skis can be better used in the mountains as tools for transportation.

The obvious over lap between skiing and climbing has some history to it.  One exceptional look at that history is the movie "STEEP!"

"It started in the 1970s in the mountains above Chamonix, France, where skiers began to attempt ski descents so extreme that they appeared almost suicidal. Men like Anselme Baud and Patrick Vallencant were inspired by the challenge of skiing where no one thought to ski before. Now, two generations later, some of the world's greatest skiers pursue a sport where the prize is not winning, but simply experiencing the exhilaration of skiing and exploring big, wild, remote mountains."



STEEP from The Documentary Group on Vimeo.
 
The movie is available for under $10. from Amazon.com.

And one I first missed but by popular demand...added in.  Thanks guys.  Great film!


 
And a good example of what locals are doing  in the PNW today.
 
http://cascadeclimbers.com/forum/ubbthreads.php/topics/1016396/TR_Shuksan_Variation_to_Hangin#Post1016396


Drew Tabke 2011 Xtreme Verbier from Drew Tabke on Vimeo.

2 comments:

cosmin andron said...

While at it check out also "the edge of never" -nice story.
C

Thomas Hornsby said...

Darn, Cosmin, you beat me to it by a day. I just could not remember the title.

http://www.theedgeofnever.com/