Reticent Wall

Reticent Wall

One of the world’s most respected alpinists, Slovenian Tomaz Humar solo climbing one of the hardest technical routes in the world, Reticent Wall, A5, on El Capitan at Yosemite.

Description

Audience Award, Kendal Mountain Film Festival 2002

One of the world’s most respected alpinists, Slovenian Tomaz Humar solo climbing one of the hardest technical routes in the world, Reticent Wall (A5) on El Capitan at Yosemite.
 
The Jury at the 2001 Trento Film Festival commented: 
 
‘Tomaz Humar exemplifies the leading edge of today’s alpinism. The film shows both a perspective of super alpinism and difficult technical rock climbing.To solve the most difficult and dangerous aid route on A5 Reticent Wall, on El Cap shows a tenacity and diversity most climbers only aspire to.'
 
This was the infamous Solvenian's first encounter with granite big-walling, and he became the first non-American to conquer the Reticent Wall. In doing so he faced some adversity, the majority, according to Humar, from local climbers...



'Another problem I encountered was with the local climbers: no one wanted to help me in any way whatsoever, perhaps because I was there for the first time and nevertheless wanted to climb the route solo. They didn't give me any useful information about the route, perhaps because they didn't think I would succeed. I'm proud of the fact that I'm the first European to repeat this route and I must thank the Canadians who, having climbed the route prior to me, were the only ones who gave me precise info about the route.'



Humar was unfailing controversial, and this film of his ascent adds to the history, or mythology surrounding this extremely talented alpinist.

Stipe Bozic followed Tomaz resolutely to make both Reticent Wall and The Dhaulagiri Express He was a loyal friend to the controversial alpinist, and is an accomplished climber in his own right. Bozic has carried his camera up Everest twice, and to the summits of K2, Manaslu and Kangchenjunga.

About the Film

Release Date
1999
Duration
0:31
Genres
Climbing, Culture and Mountaineering
Featuring
Tomaz Humar
Director
Stipe Bozic
Producers
Stipe Bozic
Download Filesize
SD 4:3
Reticent Wall

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