Zachary Barr, Peter Mortimer, Nick Rosen (USA)
Up To Speed
Englisch mit deutschen Untertiteln
21 min
Zachary Barr, Peter Mortimer, Nick Rosen (USA)
Sports in Mountains & Nature
When climbing was announced as part of the 2020 Olympics, it was a monumental occasion for the sport. But many climbers were shocked to learn that one of three combined events required to compete for a medal is… speed climbing. Zachary Barr looks into this little-known and seldom practiced sub-discipline of the sport, and the role it will play in shaping climbing’s future. Barr’s journey from the U.S. to France (the birthplace of modern speed climbing) to South Asia culminates at an international competition in Moscow, where speed demons race up a 15-meter wall in less than six seconds.