There’s enough ice climbing history in the Western Alps’ Susa Valley to keep generations of ax-wielding athletes busy.
Whatever you do or don’t know about ice climbing, I bet you can still glean something cool from this video.
From the nearly 40-year history of ice climbing in Italy’s Susa Valley, to introducing some of its main characters (male and female), to chronicling modern ascents of old-school routes that retain relevance to this day, this Petzl clip covers the action.
Swing, kick; swing, kick. That’s the drumbeat the Susa Valley has marched to since the late 1970s.
Runtime: 34 minutes