Alltime Favorite Short Sierra Video

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Alltime Favorite Short Sierra Video

Post by Harlen » Wed Aug 21, 2019 12:10 pm

Let me see if I can share this short, sweet video. It starts kind of slow, but if you stick with it, you'll see some pretty bold hiking. The guy is a friendly, ego-free character. We corresponded a bit, and he had also soloed the ridge of Matthes Crest, and some others. He is obviously fearless on heights, and a humble guy too.

I must've watched this 20 times by now; I chose to see it again this morning because I was put off by some overblown, egocentric vids from the Tetons. I felt I had to watch this again to be re-inspired. The exposure along the East Ridge of Russell puts your heart in your throat, even just watching it. Here it is below I hope:

https://youtu.be/FZYuPMe0oAM

Scrambling the amazing East Ridge of Mt Russel, Sierra Nevada.wmv
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Re: Alltime Favorite Short Sierra Video

Post by austex » Wed Aug 21, 2019 12:19 pm

Whoa!

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Post by balzaccom » Wed Aug 21, 2019 12:50 pm

That is both amazing and terrifying!
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Re: Alltime Favorite Short Sierra Video

Post by Harlen » Wed Aug 21, 2019 8:01 pm

Whoa! ... amazing and terrifying!
austex and balzaccom, you guys have it covered.

I enjoy vicariously moving at his pace. Isn't it gripping to see, and almost feel his trepidation at times- especially at 2:36, and for the next tense seconds, when he decides to go ahead and no-hands it over a knife-edge?

I would love to see a video of him cruising over Matthes Crest, that's one I'd like to do too, but sloooowly.
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Re: Alltime Favorite Short Sierra Video

Post by robow8 » Thu Aug 22, 2019 4:10 pm

Harlen wrote:
Wed Aug 21, 2019 8:01 pm

I would love to see a video of him cruising over Matthes Crest, that's one I'd like to do too, but sloooowly.
Here it is:

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Re: Alltime Favorite Short Sierra Video

Post by Harlen » Thu Aug 22, 2019 7:31 pm

Robow, Thanks for that connection. I'm not sure if I viewed it 5 years ago when I found the first one- how did you come across Per's ridge climbs?
Hey Per, me and my friends really enjoyed this! Have you considered other summit ridges? The Palisade Traverse? Matthes Crest? Clyde Mineret? ... kudos to you, and thanks a lot. *Please don't stick your neck out for anyone's pleasure but your own.
I added that last thought to him at the end of my comment- it seemed important to provide a tempered response, as I've heard that more than a few adventurous people have perished trying to film themselves living on the edge.

Per's response to another person's comment was interesting:
I highly recommend it though (meaning the east ridge traverse). You can have as much exposure as you like by picking different paths on the ridge. I´m sure you could do it in boots and a heavy pack if you choose a slightly different line. You definitely don´t need a rope or gear, regardless of climbing level. Very solid rock and lots of fun!
He's right, but why take a heavy pack to the summit? We left packs on Russell Pass, climbed Russell, and then headed down to Wallace Lakes.

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Re: Alltime Favorite Short Sierra Video

Post by robow8 » Fri Aug 23, 2019 4:47 pm

Harlen, I watched the first video you linked, than clicked on his username in YouTube and his other videos came up.

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