Video-gems: Giovanni Traversi vs. Ambrosia

Five Ten has released an hypnotic video about Giovanni Traversi’s struggle against his own fears while working on Kevin Jorgeson’s Ambrosia, one of the tallest and hardest high-balls out there.

I’ve found the video moving and though provoking. Traversi seems to have a crystal-clear awareness of the risks involved and of his own fears. Also of his technical abilities and how limited they can become if panic sets in.

It’s such a strong fear, it feels like you never gonna be able to overcome that

Ambrosia, located in Bishop, California, is graded V11 | 8A and about 12 meters (40 feet) tall.

It’s kind of unfortunate that there’s risk attached to that

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