Russian professional climber Vadim Timonov will go to Finland in October to project the 9A boulder Burden of Dreams. This video shows him building a replica of the boulder - with a budget of 5 euros.
drove this summer Vadim Timonov to Finland to project one of the most difficult boulders in the world: Burden of Dreams (9A). The line was first climbed by Nalle Hukkataival 2016, after years of planning.
Numerous strong climbers rebuffed
Burden of Dreams was the world's first 9A boulder and has since been attempted by numerous strong climbers. But they all went home without having achieved anything. Now a new contestant emerges who is determined to start the first iteration of Burden of Dreams to return: Vadim Timonov.
He takes the preparations very seriously. In the summer he went with me Sergei Skorodumov to Finland to build a replica of the boulder. But then he didn't take it that seriously and joked that he had already used up his 5-euro budget for the replica when buying the measuring tape and noted the distances of the handles and steps on a piece of paper with a pencil.
This entertaining video shows Vadim Timonov on his Reko trip to Finland
The second episode shows Timonov training on his Burden of Dreams replica
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Credits: Cover picture Leo Zhukov