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some ice action....

Postby Dow Williams » Tue Dec 29, 2009 7:56 pm

Two of my Canadian ice climbing partners got out together this past week......and one just added a head cam to his repertoire.....he is a member of SP (pvalchev), but of the quiet, busy and humble variety....so I am posting this up as good motivation to get out on some ice....nice work Peter!
http://vimeo.com/8440174
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Postby albanberg » Tue Dec 29, 2009 8:12 pm

cool! thanks for posting this...
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REALLY COOL!

Postby climbxclimb » Tue Dec 29, 2009 9:42 pm

Thanks for sharing...it is always a pleasure to see good ice climbers in action...but this is a totally a new way!
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Postby jordansahls » Tue Dec 29, 2009 11:10 pm

awesome, that got me pumped up. I loved the last shot of your friend placing the screw.
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Postby Brad Marshall » Wed Dec 30, 2009 12:35 am

Thanks for posting. A nice perspective and a joy to watch such good climbers.
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Postby nickmech » Wed Dec 30, 2009 4:29 am

That is great climbing and the helmet cam shows a very good perspective and quality video.
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Postby Bill Kerr » Wed Dec 30, 2009 6:50 pm

Dow - Thanks for posting that.

Peter and Jason - good video and climbing. - Good stoke to get out climbing.
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Postby Dow Williams » Thu Dec 31, 2009 12:26 am

Bill Kerr wrote:Dow - Thanks for posting that.

Peter and Jason - good video and climbing. - Good stoke to get out climbing.


Bill, you need get down here for some fun in the sun this season...Peter was just here for a short stint, Jason coming in March. In fact Jason had me buy him a Ghost junker he will be driving all the way back. One I would not hesitate to leave in the river if push came to shove. I hope he is one hell of a mechanic! Will leave the light on Bill. (wish you and I had figured out that natural gas storage solution!)
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Postby Bill Kerr » Thu Dec 31, 2009 2:39 am

Dow - I could really use some sun - I will see if I can get some time.

The natural gas prices really have come back - we would have made a killing buying at less than $2 and selling at $5.40. :D
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Postby pvalchev » Fri Jan 08, 2010 9:52 pm

Thx guys... I made a shorter, 3-minute version too:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8uK6oJTyOmo&hd=1

I took a bunch more footage from 2 other climbs but this one has the special cave footage which is pretty hard to get, so I think this one turned out the best... I do have sound too, but don't know enough about video editing yet to incorporate multiple audio channels and tweak the volume/do audio transitions etc... it was fun to learning something new though.

Peter
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Postby welle » Fri Jan 08, 2010 10:24 pm

Thanks for posting - shows me I'm light years away from such elegance on ice.
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Postby travelin_light » Sun Jan 10, 2010 3:09 pm

sweet video Peter, the head cam really makes it look exciting!
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Postby norco17 » Sun Jan 10, 2010 5:26 pm

Damn you guys made that look so easy. Awesome video.
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Postby attimount » Tue Jan 12, 2010 4:03 am

he is a member of SP (pvalchev),


After we saw the video, the next day we met "pvalchev" in Ghost.

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Postby pvalchev » Wed Jan 13, 2010 1:53 am

welle, we are far from experts, just weekenders with desk jobs... all it takes is some mileage to get comfortable with the medium... I'm sure you are much closer to this comfort level than you think!! Hell I'm lucky if I get out ice climbing 5 times a year these days, living so far away from it.

Charles, thanks, you should get one, with some of the sweet stuff you & your partners have done on such high levels, it would be a treat to get a helmet cam angle on your climbs.

And ya, that was funny running into you attimount, I didn't even manage to get your name? I think Dow and I ran into travelin_light at the hut in the Bugaboos several years ago, the climbing community isn't that big :)
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