Watch: Climbers Embrace Native Tradition in Himalayan Village


A brand new mini-documentary from 5 Ten explores the significance of respecting native tradition whereas growing a climbing space. Comply with the legendary Bernd Zangerl as he helps open new boulders within the village of Rakchham, India.

The world of out of doors sports activities has change into more and more conscious of its influence on native communities and on the panorama itself. To that finish, the most recent documentary produced by 5 Ten tells the story of Rakchham, a village in Northern India surrounded by beautiful granite boulders.

For 10 years, famed boulderer Bernd Zangerl has been quietly growing a “world-class climbing space” simply exterior the village. His aim is to create a sustainable mannequin for improvement that works in tandem with locals.

The video depends totally on interviews with Rakchham residents to inform the story of their dwelling and tradition — typically by means of poetic language.

As one Rakchham native says of the climbers who come there: “So all we will guess is that perhaps in our previous lives we lived of their place they usually lived in ours. Now, by the identical flip of destiny, we’ve met once more. A present from our previous lives that our love for one another continues.”

Runtime: 22 minutes

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