Our Friday Night Video this week is a heart-wrenching feature about a teenage climber called Clare. When she was 13, Clare suffered a life-altering stroke which left her unable to move anything but her left eye. The first word that she spelt out with her eye was walk. And she was soon determined to go climbing.
World-class Austrian mountaineers David Lama and Hansjörg Auer and US alpinist Jess Roskelley have been reported missing and presumed dead following an avalanche on 17th April on Howse Peak in Banff National Park, Canada, according to a press release from Parks Canada referenced by multiple mainstream media outlets.
French climber Seb Bouin has made the second ascent of Adam Ondra's Mamichula (9b) at Oliana. The route links together Papichulo (9a+) and Pachamama (9a+) and at the time of his ascent, Ondra stated that it was hard for the grade. Bouin has climbed two other potential 9b's; Chilam Balam and his own route Les yeux plus gros que l'antre.
The British Mountaineering Council has launched an Incident and near-miss reporting system for climbers, hillwalkers and mountaineers in partnership with Mountaineering Scotland and Mountaineering Ireland. The system is the brainchild of BMC volunteer Pete Callaghan, who decided that a database of accidents could help to educate others after being involved in an avalanche on Helvellyn in January 2018.
Прошла всего неделя, и вот мы уже опять на скалах. Только теперь это планческие.