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Perfect Storm: First ascents on the forgotten side of Mont Blanc

With the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, the legendary Alpine Club in London launched its ClubCast series, which was probably unique in this extent. For this series we have contributed the 15th Alpine ClubCast with our online lecture “Perfect Storm” on Mont Blanc. The special challenge: Inspiring a virtual audience, awakening the spirit of adventure and passion, without any direct audience feedback or exchange on site, but therefor live and worldwide.

Content: Simon Richardson and Micha Rinn describe recent first ascents of the Diamond Ridge on the Grandes Jorasses and Perfect Storm on Mont Blanc.
The talk will start with renowned Italian climbing historian Luca Signorelli outlining significant historical events on the Italian side of the range, and finish with a Q&A.

Host: Nick Smith
On air: 14.07.2020

hr-Fernsehen – Hallo Hessen, part 1

Michael Rinn is the first Hesse to be nominated for the Piolet d’Or with a first ascent of Monarch Mountain in Canada. The “Golden Ice Axe” is considered as the Oscar of the alpinists. In this interview, he talks about this special first ascent.

Host: Andrea Ballschuh
On air: 29.08.2018

hr-Fernsehen – Hallo Hessen, part 2

The vertical South-West Face of Monarch Mountain in Canada was considered to be the highest unclimbed wall in the 1600 kilometer long Coast Mountain range between Vancouver and Alaska. In 2017 Michael Rinn and Simon Richardson opened the first route on this wall. More details about this first ascent in this interview.

Host: Andrea Ballschuh
On air: 29.08.2018

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