Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Fred Beckey in the New York Times

The New York Times has a lengthy profile of Fred Beckey, still climbing at 85. A nice video piece is included as well.

Jamie Emerson has posted a video of a V12/13 called Schule des Leben in Switzerland.

Schule des Leben from Jamie Emerson on Vimeo.

and the Climbing Narc has posted a video called Heart of Stone.

Heart of Stone - HD from Andrew Kornylak on Vimeo.

Both are great to watch and both point out that Youtube is going to have to upgrade or get left behind. The Heart of Stone video can readily be watched (and should be watched) full screen.


Anonymous said...

Thanks for the "Heart of Stone" video Peter. Absolutely amazing. If all climbers watched this vid I think it would solve many issues facing climbers these days.

Peter Beal said...

It really is a great example of positive, constructive film-making and a clear indicator of where web-based climbing movies will be heading: high quality and large format

Narc said...

Couple the vimeo videos with the large resolution videos on Big Up lately and it is a good time to be watching online climbing movies...as long as MVM improves their resolution of course.