This is our farewell video from the very last day in Cogne. After a wonderful ice climbing week the time came to get back to our homes. Although sad to leave we were also very excited about the 4th stage of Mountain Academy coming in June 2012 in Mont Blanc range
Today we bring you another set of memories from Cogne. Below is very personal and bilingual report prepared by Fede. Go ahead and immerse into her impressions from that wonderful week we had not so long ago…
Alla scoperta del ghiaccio
Non è la prima volta che mi ritrovo appesa con minute lame appuntite a fragili colate di ghiaccio, nel gelo di budelli ombrosi dimenticati in valli assolate.
It’s not the first time I find myself hanging with tiny pointed blades to frail iced flows, in the chill of shady guts forgotten into sunny valleys.
The third stage of the ‘Mountain Academy 2’ program took place in Cogne, Italy from the 13 to 18 February. This week was all about ice-climbing.
translation: Neil Brodie
What’s better way to understand the Mountain Academy concept than by listening to the team members themselves? During our last stage Denise, Florian and Patryk interviewed everyone around asking them questions about TMAc and what it meant to the crew. Here’s the answer they got:
Another video we shot in Cogne during 3rd stage of The Mountain Academy. This time we’ve brought to you a lot of funky action and FPP gopro shots. Enjoy and come back for more
In the midst of solitude and dryness the dreams will make you travel to the wonderful world of TMAc: stage 3-icy dreams in Cogne, Italy. Each stage is a new challenge full of learnings.
If we could show the dreams, would not be necessary words. If we could show the dreams no one could deny them. If we could show the dreams… we could make them come true.
A short video I made a few days ago. I did not edit much, just a few transitions and some color correction. Everything was recorded with GoPro, so the footage is a bit shaky and out of focus … but I don’t really care about that
Memories about climbing with Tim? “It was a real experience!”…. seriously: for me it was a real honour to climb with somebody like Tim Emmett on such a nice icefall. Before the climb he gave us some useful tips and it was quite impressive how precise he uses his ice axes…every strike was solid! The location was just next to the bridge “Pont d’Intro” in the valley next to Cogne, and the 100 metre icefall itself is called “Happy Christmas” – (apparently, this name comes from the fact that people committed suicide from the bridge around the holy period of Christmas). We really lived life to its full on that wall! [by Denise]
The third stage of Mountain Academy is over We’re back at our homes, immersing into everyday duties… But it doesn’t mean we forgot about you, oh no! We’ve still got a plenty of content coming – pictures, reports and videos. All of that just needs a bit of editing So stay with us and visit the blog soon as we’re gonna post them on a regular basis.