Saturday, November 4, 2017

GoExpo: Freeskiing, Nalle Hukkataival, and Catherine Destivelle

I visited the "GoExpo" this weekend, the merge of previously separate Vapaalaskuiltamat (Freeskiing Festival), Helsinki Adventure Night, and SkiExpo.

Pretty good setup overall, but all together, but in the end I got a bit tired for sitting in the movie theatre for so long :-)

There were some remarkable programs though. What stood out for me at least was the movie on Nalle Hukkataival's "Lappnor Project", the world's most difficult boulder route, grade 9A. Great piece on stubbornness for four years, attempting to climb mere four meters... and finally succeeding.

The other really remarkable piece was talk by Catherine Destivelle on her climbing career. Amazing, and to a large extent scary stuff. This was Catherine's first visit to Finland. Glad she came, very interesting talk!

Photos (c) 2017 by Jari Arkko. All rights reserved.

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