Text: Black Diamond
For Black Diamond Global Athlete Babsi Zangerl, climbing the intimidating Bellavista, one of the hardest alpine multi-pitches in the world at 8c, wasn’t about conquering the route’s huge roof. As Babsi quested upwards, trusting rusty pitons and terrible rock, she and her partner, Ambassador Jacopo Larcher, depended totally upon each other. “The most important thing is not standing on the summit…probably the most important thing for me is to share these experiences with somebody.”
This spring, Black Diamond continues an online film series dedicated to sharing stories from the soul of climbing and backcountry skiing. BDTV goes beyond beautiful sunsets and hard grades to profile the climbers, route setters and hometown heroes for whom climbing is more than a passion: it’s a way of life.