Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Video: Climbing a New Route in the Canadian Rockies with Raphael Slawinski

At the moment, mountaineer Raphael Slawinski is in Tibet preparing to attempt a new route up Mt. Everest. But in this video, we travel to the Ya Ha Tinda Range in the Canadian Rockies, where he put up a new route as well. The five-minute short film is a good introduction to Raphael, and his approach to climbing. It also has some spectacular shots of the scenery he passed through on his way to the top. This is a beautiful mountaineering film, with some good inspirational words from a man we'll be hearing a lot about this spring.

Raphael Slawinski - Surpassing - A film by AliasCinema. from ARC'TERYX on Vimeo.


Hans Baer said...

How is this a "new" route when belay pitons are all ahead of the climber??

Kraig Becker said...

Good question Hans. The description for the video clearly says that it is a new mixed route though. We'll have to see if the filmmakers can shed any light on the subject. Perhaps a portion of the line is shared with another.