Friday, March 13, 2009

Beat Kammerlander E10 at 50 and other News

A number of news sites including UK Climbing and have featured the story of Beat Kammerlander leading a 13d/14a onetime-sport route on marginal gear. The best story is at Planet Mountain but an interview with Kammerlander is here. Kammerlander has long been one of the most important figures in European climbing, known especially for his ferociously run-out and difficult multi-pitch limestone routes in the Ratikon in Switzerland. He is also a superb photographer.

I have embedded the amazing video (in German) below.

I should also add congratulations to Toni Lamprecht (38) for a sick hard (V15/16)linkup at his home crag of Kochel in Austria. Interview at Bjorn Pohl's site.

Philip Schaal is sending hard left and right in New England so visit his blog for the videos.

And Kevin Jorgeson wasted no time in scooping an classic V12 in Eldo, showing locals you don't have to hike for miles for unclimbed gems.

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