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JIM BRIDWELL: THE YOSEMITE LIVING LEGEND

Copertina film: Jim Bridwell The Yosemite Living Legend

Trhee summers working with a climbing myth. Climbing, talking and  living with him. Many of the historical climbs first opened by Jim Bridwell are climbed by Bubu Bole ( an Italian climber confortable on 8b) belayed by Bridwell.

The film is 54′ long and subtitled in 4 languages. (English, Français, Italian and  German)

There are many extra: interviews with Leo Houlding, Scott Burke, Cesare Maestri ( The first to climb Cerro Torre….) and the director….talking with himself!

Photos and maps of Yosemite national Park complete the DVD.

You can order it to my E mail:     michele.radici@gmail.com and I send you the payment data

The price is 29,95 US $ + 5 US$ shipping charge from Italy to any country.

This is the review that appeared on CLIMBING Magazine – September 2009

The fascinating film “Jim Bridwell: the Yosemite Living

Legend” seeks to settle the question “Who is Jim Bridwell?”.

Over the next hour, we learn he’s: the archetype of the

Yosemite climber, with a 20-year Valley reign; standard

pusher, with the first Nose in a day and FAs of the Aquar-

ian Wall, Sea of Dreams, and Pacific Ocean Wall; gear

inventor; YOSAR lion; and ground-up purist. (“This lack of.

commitment isn’t right. It’s like painting a mustache on the

Mona Lisa,” Bridwell laments.) One treat is 1981 footage

from Zodiac (VI 5.11 A3+), in which Bridwell, aiding a naked

corner, takes a 40-foot ripper after realizing he needs his

copperheads. His response: “Shit!” and then, calmly, “I’ll

need the chisel, too.” The movie also captures Bridwell’s

comedic side and Camp 4 culture, detailing, for instance,

the electricity-siphoning “Operation Edison” and the iconic

pic of Bridwell, Largo, and Billy Westbay in front of El Cap

after their 1975 sprint up the Nose. Kristin Bjornsen