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Aurora

Of natural phenomena, it is the collision of particles from outer space with earthly atoms and molecules in our atmosphere that leave me speechless every time I see it. Perhaps because I haven’t yet seen the lights in situ? (Or from space!)

One for the travel bucket list, then.


The Aurora from TSO Photography on Vimeo.


Aurora 2012 from Christian Mülhauser on Vimeo.


Northern Lights Trippin from Rave Dave on Vimeo.

A zone like no other.

As climbing videos go, this is beautiful: the character, the plot, the setting, the music, all contributing to a visual feast. Alex Honnold, free soloist extraordinaire, is always compelling to watch. Jimmy Chin, photographer and director, excels at providing the right amount of fear and awe and astonishment and wonder. (He’s also posted a behind-the-scenes peek on his blog.)

I won’t detract from the film by discussing Alex Honnold; he’s happiest off the ground and on the rock. There aren’t very many climbers who can do what he does…. so well.

Histerija 8c+

Chalk & Chocolate with Natalija Gros trailer from Jure Breceljnik on Vimeo.

This is quite a nice climbing video (click for larger size) of Natalija Gros on Histerija (8c+) in Misja Pec, Slovenia. We were there last August/September, but we certainly didn’t climb that grade! Considering that 9a+ is currently the highest confirmed grade in sport climbing, a woman redpointing 8c+ is fricking impressive. I adore this piece of classical music, the way it mirrors the fluidity of Miss Gros’ movement. This is the kind of climbing that I emulate, technically precise and fluid. You could say that the Europeans, the French especially, are masters of this style. Inspiring.

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