Alpinism! BD style!

I like to climb rocks, and lately, the bigger the better, but I’m no alpinist,  never have been really.  Maybe it’s from being from Toronto:)  Looking back, I haven’t enjoyed being cold for long enough periods of time to actually “get into it”, and honestly,  I have always preferred the gymnastic movements of difficult rock climbing to ‘picks and ‘pons.  But after seeing this stunning online catalog by BD,  I’m thinking a lot more seriously about starting.

What I love about images (and moving images) is that they have this very strange ability to strike our imaginations in ways that we could not predict they would.  When I see these pictures and read these words, it makes me want to get out there and do something I’ve never done before, maybe it will have the same effect on you too?  Hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

Climber: Andy Houseman     Location: Summit ridge of Grandes Jorasses

  • Beautiful images–thanks for sharing. I think that photos in the big ranges are simply better able to convey the sheer scale and wonder of nature. Looking at photos like that–how can anyone NOT want to get out there, or at the least, imagine what it would be like to be there.

  • mike

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  • Vlad

    Sonnie, I think my interests are very similar to your with respect to wanting to do difficult moves on rock and not wanting to be cold for too long. I think that luckily there’s more than enough great rock in high places where the views are as good as in the pictures in the catalog. If you haven’t yet, you can always go climb Gran Capucin in Chamonix or the Great Trango Tower. You definitely have the guns for it and there’s plenty of challenging routes there for you. I’m sure there’s other peaks in the greater ranges where you don’t have to suffer Patagonia style and can climb at your limit (-: