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Will Bosi: Burden of Dreams V17 Ascent

The moment we have all been waiting for, Burden of Dreams, (V17/9A) has seen it’s first repeat. Burden of Dreams is very commonly known as the world’s hardest boulder problem, located in Lappnor, Finland and established by Nalle Hukkataival in 2016. Meaning that 7 years after Nalle established it, it has now seen a repeat!

In this captivating podcast episode, renowned climber Will Bosi joins his long-time coach and trainer, Tom Randall, to discuss his incredible ascent of the elusive V17, “Burden of Dreams.” Will shares insights into his journey, the challenges he faced, and how his early years in climbing shaped him into the athlete he is today. From his international competition days battling it out with Tomoa Narasaki and Jakob Schubert, to his impressive first ascents and recent accomplishments, Will’s story is one of strong determination and true passion.

Dive into an in-depth conversation covering topics including Will’s experience with replica training, the impact of climbing Alphane (V17/9A) on his performance, and his thoughts on live streaming his climbing efforts.

Learn how he manages expectations, deals with pressure, and maintains his skin while attempting challenging climbs. Plus, get the inside scoop on his views on climbing shoes, chalk, and even electric fans for boosting performance.

Whether you’re a climber, a fan, or simply curious about the world of elite climbing, grab a cup of tea and settle in for an engaging and inspiring conversation that explores the limits of human potential and the future of climbing performance.

You can listen to the full episode, by clicking on the link above. Or head to any major podcast platform including: Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Podtail, Stitcher and Amazon Music.

Also if you liked this episode, we have an episode coming out next week called: “Is Flashing on a Replica Still a Flash?” Which is a philosophical discussion on climbing ethics with Lisa Bastain an assistant professor at VU Amsterdam who specializes in Ethics, Epistemology, and Political Philosophy.

Tom and Lisa discuss the relevance of philosophy and ethics in climbing, they touch on the importance of ethics as a fluid concept that changes over time. They also explore the breakdown of a logical framework that can be applied to all ethical questions.

So don’t forget to stay tuned for that epsisode and more great content, only on the Lattice Training Podcast.

2 responses to “Will Bosi: Burden of Dreams V17 Ascent

  1. Amazing send and interview!

    I have to ask: Given that the last hold on the replica sounds like it’s quite a bit harder than the real thing, does Will think the replica might be 9a+??? I hope he goes for it next!

    I don’t think there has ever been a new grade established on plastic, but if that were done, would people count it?

    Has there ever been a climb where the real thing is done before the replica?

    1. I think that in one of the live-streams Will said that while the last hold of the replica was harder, that wasn’t the case for some of the others.

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