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Ice cold

Ice season is finally here. UKClimbing seems to have a series of articles giving some tips how to climb more efficiently and safely.

Reel Rock 2011

Reel Rock 2011 poster. Credit: Sender Films Shot on 2012-02-29 Photo taken..

Reel Rock 2011 seems to include lots of stuff related to alpine stuff. It starts with Will Gadd's and Tim Emmett's exploits on wildly overhanging spray ice in Canada's Helmcken Falls, followed by a shortened version of Cold , featuring a winter ascent of Karakoram's Gasherbrum 2. After that the film moves to rock climbing. Most of this in this film's case take place on the big walls of Yosemite. The film is available as HD download.

Moonflower Is another interesting looking new video. It details the climb "Cartwright Connection"Mount Hunter4442m on Mount Hunter's Moonflower Buttress by Britons Jon Bracey and Matt Helliker. For more info, see British Moonflower Buttress Expedition 2011 or Cartwright Connection.

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