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Author(s): The North Face
Video Release Date: March 29, 2024
Video Source: YouTube

In this new 3-part series from acclaimed film-maker Andrea Cossu, we follow Jacopo as he travels from Europe, to America and the UK to gain a deeper understanding of trad-climbing as an art-form, it’s diverse community, culture, ethics and history – exploring what ‘hard-trad’ actually means and whether, when push comes to shove, the grades actually matter. Chapter 3 | Mainland Europe Last but not least, we’re back in mainland Europe, where it all began for Jacopo. He takes us to some of his favourite spots and we get to follow along as Jacopo repeats some of the area’s hardest routes, some new first ascents and some hard retro-trad. Summing up his experiences across all three chapters, Jacopo gives his perspective on the bright future for European Trad Climbing and what it means to him.

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