CORE Movie Review

Last night Jane and I went to watch Chuck Fryburger’s new climbing movie called CORE in Boulder, Co. The theme of the night was 80’s rock bands and many of the audience dressed up for the prizes from the nights sponsors.
As the lights went out there was a buzz in the air and Chuck’s vision came to life.
We watched a catchy intro and some heart pumping bouldering and sport climbing footage that was cleverly interspersed with comic relief from the climbers. Local talent received hoots and hollers as the movie pressed on. It culminated with one of the all time greats Fred Nicole sending his project in Switzerland and telling us that climbing is in our own eyes and that there are only natures rules.
I liked the film, but as usual I need time to process. When I see it again I know that I will enjoy it even more. Don’t hesitate to witness Chuck’s work, the colors the angles and the climbers are all impressive and talented.

I am really glad that you have visited my blog.
Thanks and I hope to see and hear from you soon.
Rob Pizem

And last but not least, don’t forget to check out my favorite sites:

http://www.scarpa.net
http://www.arcteryx.com
http://camp-usa.com
http://sterlingrope.com
http://ColoradoMountainJournal.com
http://www.wunderground.com
http://climbing.com
http://rockandice.com
http://deadpointmag.com
http://urbanclimbermag.com
http://andrewburr.com
http://ladzinski.com

The North Face Movie Review

TO BE THE FIRST TO CLIMB THE FAMOUS, NOTORIOUS EIGER NORTH FACE—THE DREAM OF MOUNTAIN CLIMBERS FROM ALL OVER EUROPE IN THE SUMMER OF 1936.Based on a true story, NORTH FACE is a gripping adventure drama about a competition to climb the most dangerous rock face in the Alps. In July of 1936 – less than a year after the most recent and fatal attempt, two top German mountaineers, Toni Kurz (BENNO FÜRMANN) and Andi Hinterstoisser (FLORIAN LUKAS), take up the challenge to become the first to scale the infamous rock face, the so-called Murder Wall.

So, I went and watched this movie on Friday night at the American Alpine Club in Golden, Colorado and was happily surprised. Unlike the typical climbing movies currently being made where there isn’t a plot or a reason to care what you are about to see, this is the true story of mountaineers and it’s awesome. I felt the movie was filmed in a way to make you feel like you were on the mountain experiencing what challenges and elation that the climbers were going through. It was filmed on location and in the Alps, which is always beautiful, and there was plenty of humor to soften the mood. A love story, a story of an unclimbable mountain and a story of overcoming the odds. I highly recommend the North Face movie if you are into the mountains, history, and mountaineering.

I am really glad that you have visited my blog.
Thanks and I hope to see and hear from you soon.
Rob Pizem

And last but not least, don’t forget to check out my favorite sites:

http://www.scarpa.net
http://www.arcteryx.com
http://camp-usa.com
http://sterlingrope.com
http://ColoradoMountainJournal.com
http://www.wunderground.com
http://climbing.com
http://rockandice.com
http://deadpointmag.com
http://urbanclimbermag.com
http://andrewburr.com
http://ladzinski.com

Running/Climbing Gear

Gear summary: Scarpa Raptor trail running shoes (awesome)
Arcteryx: vest=Celeris, pant=Gamma LT, glove=Delta,=Tau Pullover

Ge4t outside and play!

I am really glad that you have visited my blog.
Thanks and I hope to see and hear from you soon.
Rob Pizem

And last but not least, don’t forget to check out my favorite sites:

http://www.scarpa.net
http://www.arcteryx.com
http://camp-usa.com
http://sterlingrope.com
http://ColoradoMountainJournal.com
http://www.wunderground.com
http://climbing.com
http://rockandice.com
http://deadpointmag.com
http://urbanclimbermag.com
http://andrewburr.com
http://ladzinski.com

More of the Gear that I need!

I am really glad that you have visited my blog.
Thanks and I hope to see and hear from you soon.
Rob Pizem

And last but not least, don’t forget to check out my favorite sites:

http://www.scarpa.net
http://www.arcteryx.com
http://camp-usa.com
http://sterlingrope.com
http://ColoradoMountainJournal.com
http://www.wunderground.com
http://climbing.com
http://rockandice.com
http://deadpointmag.com
http://urbanclimbermag.com