Climbing icebergs in Greenland

Hop aboard La Louise as we venture through the arctic waters of Greenland’s Disko Bay in search for the ultimate iceberg to summit with professional ice climbers Klemen Premrl and Aljaz Anderle. The icebergs are very fragile and unstable and to make it to the top the climbers must learn a valuable life lesson.

In another life I was a rock climber but never went in for ice climbing. However, I totally get why people love it.

This video is one of the most amazing climbing videos I’ve seen in years, not just because it’s novel to climb icebergs but because the quality of the video is so good.

If you can watch it on a big screen, zoomed out.

Brilliant production using GoPro Hero 4 cameras on the climbers and on a drone. Wow.

[via Devour]

Glenn Charles

Glenn Charles

Glenn is an adventure photographer who tells stories with pictures. He’s both an excellent photographer and a an excellent story teller, a great combination of skills to have along with curiosity to throw himself out into the world to experience it.

Check out Glenn’s three photo essays on his Exposure site: A Year in Monochrome, Winter Bikepacking, and The Lost Coast.

Here’s where Glenn talks about the gear he used on one of the trips: Camera Nerds – The Lost Coast.

More on the Exposure photography platform here: Exposure turns your photo sets into stunning graphic stories.

[via Gary Sharp]

Bringing millions along for the ride on an El Cap climb

On Ledge and Online: Solitary Sport Turns Social

Social media and handheld devices for posting is invading what used to be solitary adventure sports. Many have mixed feelings about this.

As one who posts hike progress on Path and Instagram who am I to say that this is a bad idea. It will be interesting to see how it affects the kinds of things climbers and other adventure sports enthusiasts do: will they push themselves unreasonably to do ever more daring things for their online audience and to gain Page rank? Probably.