Fear. It’s present on so many of the expeditions that we take into the mountains. Pushing past this fear to achieve our goals leads to some of the most rewarding experiences we can have.
In the summer of 2013, Mike Libecki, Ethan Pringle, and Liv Sansoz traveled to the remote Tian Shan Mountains near the border of China and Kyrgyzstan. The team traveled though desert landscapes, a maze of sandstone towers, high plains and deep valleys to establish one of the must unique multi-pitch climbs in the region.
Stay tuned to mountainhardwear.com for more stories.
Submitted by Wojtek Kozakiewicz :
Two table spoons climbing, mixed with four cups rigging, and just a hint of webbing – this is a recipe for a highline. Filmed in cooperation with Daily Planet – Discovery Channel Canada.
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A FINE LINE premiered on December 17th at the Palau de la Musica Catalana, Barcelona to three packed screenings. With Kilian on hand to present his film, the audience were thrilled to hear him speak about the first year of Summits of My Life.
The film is available for download now summitsofmylife.com
“Someone said we are our dreams, that if we don’t dream we are no longer alive.
A Fine Line takes us on a breathtaking journey over the spectacular snow covered peaks of the Alps as we join a small group of extraordinary mountain athletes in their pursuit of happiness and fulfillment.
Kilian Jornet is an exceptional sportsman. At only 25, the ski mountaineering racer and ultra trail runner is already a multiple record holder and winner of numerous world titles in ski alpinism and mountain marathons. For him and others born in the mountains, the challenges and dangers of their environment are part of everyday life. The search for happiness can come at a very high price, but the pursuit of their passion remains an overwhelming motivation.
“We can’t be sure we’ll find it, but we’re going in search of happiness.”
Submitted by Brad
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Episode XII: Two Years, Five Winters: In the super-size finale of the ‘On the Road with Solitaire’ series, the crew returns from the wilds of South America to a new kind of mania– three weeks deliriously editing two years of footage into a feature film before taking it on a 4-month whirlwind tour across the nation. After a reflection on the uncountable successes and failures of a film too weird for the ski world, the road continues onward for the Sweetgrass tribe as they plan their next cinematic foray into the winter unknown… two years and five winters after they began the film that eventually became ‘Solitaire.’
ON THE ROAD WITH SOLITAIRE is a 12-part web series following Sweetgrass Productions in the making of their 2-year project, the South American backcountry ski and snowboarding film SOLITAIRE.
Sound Mix by COUPE STUDIOS, Greg Mcrae CoupeStudios.com
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