In November 2020, Sébastien Bouin and Lucien Martinez climbed what is perhaps the most controversial route in climbing history: Akira in the climbing area Le Périgord, France. Following this article, there is now the video of the repetition of Seb Bouin.

The Akira route was first climbed by Fred Rouhling in 1995 and rated 9b. The rating at the time was questioned by international climbers and Fred Rouhling was heavily criticized. The most recent iterations shed new light on the route.

You can find a detailed article on the repetition of this historically significant route here.

Sebastien Bouin repeating the Akira climbing route

In Actiontalk TV's Beta program, we dealt intensively with the Akira route and its repetition and spoke to the controversial first climber, Fred Rouhling.

In conversation with Fred Rouhling on the BETA program

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Credits: Cover picture Julien Nadiras