Saturday 2nd of May world’s alpinism legend Steve House will be at Melloblocco!
A big and exciting event on the 2nd of May! Steve will tell us about his connection with mountains and his evolution as an alpinist … from the most extreme performance to a deeper relationship based on respect and awareness He will speak about ecology and consciousness, … about his relationship with young alpinists and about the birth of the project “Alpine Mentors”, and of course he will tell us his future dreams.
Steve House describes himself today as an alpinist, speaker, mountain guide, author and coach. He tries to integrate all these different aspects together based on a philosophy of awareness and experience.
He has climbed tough and punishing big walls on some very big mountains in far flung corners of the world. They include what he considers his toughest climb yet, Nanga Parbat (8,125m) where he made the difficult first ascent up the Central Pillar of the Rupal Face of Nanga Parbat in 2005 with friend and fellow climber Vince Anderson. They did an extremely lightweight, fast ascent earning high praise from the climbing community. For this they received the 14 Piolet d’Or in 2006
After a bad accident in Canada, House has found Alpine Mentors which helps aspiring alpinists prepare for tough and demanding big wall climbing over a two-year-programme.
The idea behind Alpine Mentors, a two-year-climbing resource, is about learning skills, but also about realizing that it’s not just strength but confidence, born out from experience and wisdom, that is crucial to succeeding on difficult climbs.
He’s written many books among them a well-received book called “Training for the New Alpinism: A Manual for the Climber as Athlete” which he believes has started an important new conversation about the need for a balanced life which takes stock of both the personal, spiritual and the physical quest.
Steve House at Melloblocco 2015 is presented by: