For BD Ambassador Kaddi Lehmann, climbing a V15 boulder problem all started with fixing the gears on her old mountain bike. But those accumulated miles she pedaled uphill to Kryptos—an aesthetic limestone seam in the Swiss Jura—pale in comparison to the internal journey she endured to reach the top of that boulder. On that intrepid internal voyage, Lehmann discovered that success didn’t hinge on physical power, but on motivation, belief, and happiness.
Fortunately, the situation looks brighter and we are allowed to go outdoors in my own country. So it is time to test my power at some of the local testpieces. In January, Martin Stranik made the first ascent of Iceberg 8C, so it was an obvious challenge to start after the end of the lockdown.
In a galaxy far far away lies a bloc just chillin on the side of the road. It hosts a very powerful line going out the center of the overhang. The crux revolves around a heinous gaston move that makes your shoulder feel like it is going to burst into tiny pieces. Do or Die.
"In short, for a first production, Haroun strikes a blow" Pierre Délas, Kairn.com
As Better Than Chocolate is now celebrating its 8th year anniversary, I have decided to upload it to youtube and make it available for free.
It was my first serious project, was distributed worldwide (Digital Download and DVD) and launched my filmmaking career. At the time I had to build all the filmmaking equipment by hand (slider, gimbal, crane). I went on to shoot documentaries and commercials in almost 25 countries, from the Amazon to the Cederberg Mountains. Enjoy!
Better Than Chocolate is a movie about bouldering in Switzerland that features world class ascents up to 8C boulder from Michele Caminati, Paul Robinson, Robert Leistner, Julia Winter, Chris Webb Parsons, Anthony Gullsten, Olivier Mignon, Jule Wurm, Anton Johansson, Antoine Eydoux and Fred Moix. Guest appearance by Fred Nicole. 60'.
"angeschossenes wolf" is a combination of "real absurdistan" (Fb 8C) and the "La Paloma"-exit (Fb 8A) at atlantiswand in the climbing area kochel in south germany, climbed beginning of march. Music: the song "automation" is thankfully recorded for the vid by "g.rag/zelig implosion deluxxe". Watch out for the record release on may 1st 2020! Check out: www.gutfeeling.de AND STAY HEALTHY!!!