Lift yourself into the world of bouldering and teach the body and mind new extremes.
Bouldering goes beyond being just a pastime, it is a sense of community that teaches you to challenge your physical and mental boundaries. Power, discipline, and pure focus that pushes you to new heights - Bouldering is a comprehensive guide that shows the different motifs behind the sport and the inspirational figures of this high-performance lifestyle.
The joy of experimenting teaches perseverance and how to deal with failure, bouldering forces the body to new limits. No ropes or strings attached, this is a climb into a community of people spurred by passion and adventure.
According to ‘natural-born free climber’ Bernd Zangerl “there are many reasons for climbing mountains. There are even more reasons for climbing a boulder.”An activity that was considered only 20 years ago to be mostly a form of training for rock and mountain climbing with ropes has been fascinating a steadily increasing number of enthusiasts, who argue that Bouldering is a more playful form of climbing. While tactical and psychological components play a major role in rope climbing, the central focus of bouldering is finding a solution to the problem of how you move your body. A sport where victories over gravity are measured in millimeters and achieved directly above the ground, with scrunched-up fingertips, nail-biting scrapes, and acrobatic contortions. The concentration on body positions and how you move, without the ‘distractions’ of safety equipment prompted the British climbing legend Ben Moon to speak of bouldering as the “essence of climbing.” Today Bouldering has developed into an extremely athletic and dynamic variant of climbing, and from the turn of the millennium on, the difficulty levels that have been accomplished have seen a further, unprecedented rise.
Bouldering goes beyond being just a pastime, it is a sense of community that teaches you to challenge your physical and mental boundaries. Power, discipline, and pure focus that pushes you to new heights. This book shows the different motifs behind bouldering and the inspirational figures of this high-performance sport. The joy of experimenting teaches perseverance and how to deal with failure, bouldering forces the body to new limits.
“Bouldering is an inspiration for all the senses. When we dive into the microcosm of bouldering, the everyday things of life lose their importance, and a feeling of peace and serenity arises. The joy of simply existing.”Bernd Zangerl
In the past few years, people of all ages have taken up indoor bouldering, and bouldering gyms are springing up in an increasing number of towns and cities. Bouldering has gone from niche sport to a worldwide movement. Outdoor bouldering areas can be found all over the world and you can even go bouldering on buildings – buildering. In short, as a game of gravity, bouldering is part of a trend of creative and individual sports. Apart from climbing shoes, chalk, and a crash pad, it doesn’t require much – all you need is a boulder, a piece of rock, and an idea. From the history of bouldering, to equipment tips and training techniques; inspiring portraits of famous boulderers and overview of geological diverse bouldering areas around the world and bouldering with children – Bernd Zangerl and his fellow authors and boulderers brought together this definitive guide to modern bouldering.
Bernd Zangerl is regarded as one of the best boulderers of all-time. Born in 1978 in Tyrol, he was surrounded by mountains and began bouldering at a young age. After great success in alpine climbing, he later turned to bouldering and found his true passion here.
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Travelling in a van is emerging as a popular way to see the world. Back to nature, away from mass tourism, you can experience a country in a way that’s fresh, unscheduled, and autonomous. This book on getting the most from your trip to van-friendly Norway answers some important questions and contains a wealth of information, including what to take, how to avoid wasting time looking for an ideal spot to spend the night, and where to find the most breath-taking landscapes.
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A dizzyingly beautiful presentation of the people and places that make up the world of climbing.
Once hanging on the fringes of unusual pastimes, Climbing has undergone a generational transformation—turning the sport into a cultural phenomenon. From bouldering to sport climbing, Cliffhanger explores the most notable aspects of this fascinating activity. Julie Ellison delves into a journey around the globe sharing climbing anecdotes of the Alps and Patagonia or following the flourishing bouldering scene in Virgin Gorda.
Using breathtaking imagery and in-depth stories, this book will give you a complete look at the world of this outdoor pursuit—both as a sport and a lifestyle—by highlighting the people, places, history, and culture that make climbing so unique. Whether you’ve been doing it for a long time or have never climbed in your life, this book will make your palms sweat and your heart race.