Ice is an almost magical element, with its short lived and delicate nature. It has marked the life of many climbers who have been able to find in ice their vision and their path. This video series tells some of their stories.
*English, Italian, French and German subtitles available on Youtube.
If ice climbing is as we know it today, it is thanks to the vision of some pioneers such as Walter Cecchinel who have revolutionized its practice.
Markus Pucher tells about what ice climbing and free soloing are for him: motivation, concentration, loneliness and conflicting feelings that shape and move him in an intimate game with nature.
Christophe Moulin: “One day everything comes together, you have the level, you have the good gear, you have good conditions, and furthermore you have the photographer who takes the picture of the century because it is the picture that has marked I believe generations and generations of climbers”. Enjoy!
Steve House: Ice is emotion, ice climbing is meditation. Enjoy!
Hervé Barmasse: Ice as adventure, and as a key element of the mountains around the world. Enjoy!
Barry Blanchard:“It don’t got to be fun to be fun”. Enjoy!
François Cazzanelli: Ice as creative fantasy, seeing a line and striving to climb it. Enjoy!
Thierry Renault: Ice as an initiation and search of oneself. Enjoy!
Aaron Mulkey: Ice climbing as exploration and search of the unknown! Enjoy!
Thomas Bubendorfer: climbing as Forrest Gump’s box of chocolates: you never know what you are going to get! Enjoy!
Angelika Rainer: climbing as personal growth, from competitions to travels around the world. Enjoy!
The role of ice, from shaping our mountains to a climbing discipline in itself. Enjoy!