Kristoffer Szilas

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Video of "Twin Towers" M10

Posted on March 24, 2011 at 2:31 PM

My good friend and climbing photographer Alexandre Buisse has just finished editing the video he took of me climbing "Twin Towers" in Kandersteg this winter. The video has a nice mix of different angles and views from a helmet camera, which really gives a feel for what it is like to climb steep sport mixed routes. The video can be seen HERE.

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Swedish Ice Mines

Posted on March 9, 2011 at 2:08 AM

Last weekend I went to Sala, Sweden, with Anders Strange and Fredrik Rapp to check out a mixed area that was developed by Stefan Lindblom in some old silver mines. This season has been fairly dry, but there was a few really good mixed lines and lots of drytooling to do. There are some access issues in this area, so visitors need too get in touch with Stefan before going. We had a...

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First ascent of "Zendium" (M7)

Posted on February 28, 2011 at 3:45 PM

This weekend I was in Rjukan with Morten during the Ice Festival. We had hoped to do some routes in Sector Arne, but nothing had formed properly. Luckily we spotted a potential line while we walked back to Krokan where the festival was held. I linked the moves on top rope and we returned the next day with a drill and placed two bolts to protect the start, which did not take gear. The climb is very short, but quite bouldery and it was definitely worth the effort to bolt this line. The route wa...

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Twin Towers M10

Posted on February 20, 2011 at 3:26 AM

I finally got at chance to test if the training at Malcolm Kent's climbing Monastery has worked on a trip to the mixed mecca of Uschinen near Kandersteg, Switzerland.

The result after five days of climbing: Flash M9+, Powerbat M10-, Slice of Scheiss M10 and Twin Towers M10!

Conditions were pretty thin, which is why Powerbat and Slice of S...

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Eidfjord avalanche

Posted on January 30, 2011 at 4:16 PM

This weekend photographer Alexandre Buisse and I wanted to repeat Will Gadd's ice climb Skykkjedalsfossen aka "Sketchyfossen" (WI5+ R, 400m) in Eidfjord, Norway.

Despite having scouted the approach the day before we only realised that the first two pitches of the climb had fallen down when we stood at the foot of it and on top of that the whol...

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