VIDEO PROFILE: BD athlete Adam Ondra on first ascent of L‘étrange Ivresse des Lenteurs (9a+), Ceüse, France
Black Diamond athlete Adam Ondra is unquestionably one of the world’s top rock climbers. But what makes this Czech teenager so unstoppable, what drives him? We sent ace photographer/videographer Bernardo Gimenez (who also put together the Nico Favresse video profile) to meet up with Ondra in September at the French mega-crag Ceüse to get the answers... which he did—as well as some sweet photos and video of Ondra making the first ascent of L‘étrange Ivresse des Lenteurs (9a+).
A tasteful blend of climbing footage and interview footage, we feel this video profile does as good a job as anything we’ve seen to showcase the personality and determination of Adam Ondra.
(Note: Be sure to watch this video in full-screen mode to fully appreciate the footage!)