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Good bye to a great alpinist

Erhard Loretan passed away, on a day similar to many of his others. He was ascending, with a client, the summit ridge of Grünhorn (4043m) in the Bernese Alps, in his Switzerland, when it happened. A gust of wind, or snow collapsing underfoot, or something which perhaps we'll never know, proved fatal: Erhard has left us forever, while his client is currently in critical condition in hospital. In or what might be one of life's ironies, yesterday happened to be Loretan's 52nd birthday. A special day which he celebrated as normal: in the mountains, doing a job which coincided with his greatest love. Yes, because Loretan was certainly a great alpinist (one of the greatest of the modern era) but also an impassioned Mountain Guide.

Kalymnos rock climbing trip

Climbing in May 2011 on the Greek island Kalymnos. Also featuring Nicolas Favresse & Patxi Usobiaga who visited the island during Kalymnos Climbing Festival. Seen here climbing Raptor 8a at Jurassic Park.

Encordades - an amazing trailer

First demo-trailer from the documentary ENCORDADES (2011) featuring Helena Alemán, Ester Sabadell, Mònica Verge, Elisabet Vergès and Carme Romeu.

25 days in the Cirque of the Unclimbables

In summer 2010, Lorna Illingworth, Madaleine Sorkin and I spent 25 days in the Cirque of the Unclimbables, Northwest Territories, Canada. Our goal was to free climb the entire 1963 Original Route on the sheer 2000' Southeast Face of Proboscis, and grants from the American Alpine Club encouraged us to document the adventure. The result: Women at Work (VI 5.12 R).

You think you know cold

For the past 26 years 16 expeditions have tried and failed to climb one of pakistan's 8,000 meter peaks in winter. On february 2, 2011, Simone Moro, Denis Urubko and Cory Richards became the first. Cory is now the only american to summit any 8,000 meter peak in winter. The journey nearly killed them. Cory carried a small camera and filmed the ordeal constantly. This is their story, as seen from the raw, honest perspective of cory's lens.

Greatest Polish Alpinist Tribute

This is a video tribute to a superb alpinism from Polland, Jerzy Kukuczka.

8c 150m

After an amazing encounter with climbing legend Manolo Zanolla, Iker and Eneko went on to repeat the route initially opened by Manolo in 2006. The name of the route is  "Solo per vecchi guerrieri" (for old warriors only) and is 8c / 150m climb. This is an excellent video.

Agios Thomas Bouldering

Bouldering in the area of Prinias.


Plakias (Greek: Πλακιάς) is a village on the south coast of the Greek island of Crete, in the Rethymno Prefecture, about 30 kilometres south of the city of Rethymno. It is part of the municipality Foinikas. It is surrounded by mountains to the north and the Libyan Sea to the south. There is a detailed description of the climbing area under Climbing category.


The Cave of Skoteino or Agia Paraskevi in Heraklion Crete: The Cave of Agia Paraskevi, close to Skotino village, is located at a distance of about 22 km from Heraklion city and is regarded as one of the three largest caves of Heraklion. Situated at an altitude of 225 m, the cave is 10 meters high and 27 meters wide. It was used mainly as a cult place in the ancient times and later as a religion centre for the Christians.