Today we’ve got news of the National Geographic Adventurer of the Year Award nominations, which feature 2 climbers who will be well known to EpicTV viewers.
First up is Ueli Steck, who’s been nominated, somewhat belatedly it would seem, for his incredible solo ascent of Annapurna’s south face last autumn. Here’s an excerpt from an interview we did with Ueli just after he got back from the trip where I asked him why he’d soloed such a huge route.
Also nominated was Tommy Caldwell, for making the first complete traverse of the Fitzroy range in Patagonia. He and his partner Alex Honnold were on the route for 5 days, a staggeringly short time to cover so much ground.
Previous winners of the award include Mike Libecki, who is currently starring in the amazing EpicTV show “Katabatic”, which charts 4 climbers attempts to make first ascents in Antarctica, battling some of the worst weather conditions on the planet. Check it out by going to epictv.com.
Next, we’re checking in with Slovenian competition climber and all round crusher, Mina Markovic, to find out her top three training tips.
Could Caldwell Or Steck Be Nat Geo's Adventurer Of The Year 2015? | EpicTV Climbing Daily, Ep. 386
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