A very interesting Blog about Fontainebleau, but with a different point of view. No big performance videos, just a responsible view of this amazing venue. To share, to consider, to bookmark if you are interested in Bleau, its sports and its "LONG LIFE" !
CLimbing around Toulon ??!! Have you ever been there ? In a gite, camping, in a villa, whatever suits you most, there are tons of climbing available around there and in a 1h drive you reach even more amazing crag. Have a look, get inspired and plan your next autumn trip !
A good description of a multipitch on the Rocher de St Julien, close to Buis les baronnies. You can access this crag from Avignon, Gap, Marseille by car in 1 to 2.5 hours ! It is definately worth a visit ! after the climb, sit at the top of the ridge and take it all in ! it is absolutely STUNNING !
"Increase your strength. Climbing is both strength and technique dependent. If you do not have a minimum level of strength already, or you are not maintaining the strength that you do have, it may be important to do strengthening exercises"
"Take the steady road to increasing your climbing skills. If you go for the hard climbs before you’re ready, there’s a higher chance of injury, for example, straining a shoulder muscle or even popping finger tendons"
A short overview of the high quality rock climbing existing in the South of France. Philippe Gatta is a very good climber and this condensed guide is therefore aiming at really good climbers. However, it is still interesting to see what's out there and you can find more accessible climbs in these regions on Climbapedia.
You find out that rock climbing is possible all year round in France on beautiful sites.
"Rock climbing in Southeast of France: Ceuse, Peillon, Castillon, Gorges du Loup, Déversé, Jurassic Park, Cayenne, Mesa Verde, St Martin Vésubie, Le Trou du Diable. Topo, information, videos and photos."
"In a debate between the environment and the economy, the environment seems always doomed to lose. Why?
Because it is assumed that the environment cannot solve pressing social challenges such as employment and poverty alleviation.
But what if it can? In one small country in Central America, the environment has triumphed – not at the expense of the economy – but to its infinite benefit, and that of the 4 million people living there."
"This years' festival takes place from 16th-24th August at the Centre de Congrès: Le Majestic, Chamonix Mont-Blanc. Dedicated to independent short films featuring adventure and an environmental conscientiousness, the theme is MAKE YOUR OWN LEGENDS. Embracing the unknown, taking risks, making sacrifices, appreciating nature and the power of the human spirit, the Adventure Film Festival has found an ideal home in Chamonix – the birthplace of Alpinism, a winter sports mecca, and the international playground for extreme sport."
In French, sorry ! but I thought it was interesting to show that climbing (indoor) was definately getting a "must try" discipline, especially if you are looking for a exhilarating, full body and mind training for the winter !
Le Monde.fr - A la découverte de l'escalade en salle, idéale pour les débutants et pour les angoissés de l'altitude.
Well done to Colette, that I do not know, but I love the photos and the storytelling is very very nice. Thanks Colette. I'll come back for more.
"Needless to say this event was a spectacle before even considering its location. Over 50 Petzl Athletes and 500 added international climbers from all over the world met together to climb, chill and party in Getu. There are people I’ve met on Rock Trips, that I would never see otherwise and usually never see again until the next year’s event. But often you meet a new person, swap plans, trade beta and touch base along the way on your next climbing trip. It’s really a very cool thing, and something Petzl has nailed in terms of celebrating what it means to be a climber and traveler. They bring this feeling to a new community in each event, and later display the experience for the entire world through video, photos and blogs. Bravo!"
If your are looking for a climbing destination now, even in the winter and in spring, the "Drôme Provençale" in France is where you need to head. It is a stunning region with millions of possibilities for rock climbing but not only. Cycling (go on ! you can climb up the Mont Ventoux and say "I've done it!"), Water sport (not too far in the Ardêche) but also horse riding are great activities !
So if you are heading to the Drôme (and you should!), get this new guidebook about the Climbing in the Drôme Provençale. It is really well done and the english version is amazing even if it is a french "topo" !
Are you looking for a climbing destination in Europe, easy to access (flight or trains always running to Marseille) ? Are you looking for a magnificient place to climb ? some of the most beautiful mediterranean scenery ? Try the Calanques !!
Organise your trip on Climbapedia.
Crags + Accommodation + Climbing guide if needed !
Kalymnos, climbers' paradise and also nature lovers' paradise. Rock Climbing, Hiking, Kayaking, Swimming, Diving.... and get in touch with the local community : there is something for everyone on Kalymnos Island ! We will soon enter the best period to visit the place ! It is still time to plan you trip.... all the info you need are on climbapedia.com!
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'On Assignment' Follows Photographer to Breathtaking Heights in Yosemite August 19, 2011 | Filmmaker Renan Ozturk follows photographer Jimmy Chin on an assignment for National Geographic to document a climbing expedition in Yosemite. The jaw-dropping cliffs don't seem to phase either of them, as they dangle from ropes impossibly high up to get just the right shot. Make sure to watch this full screen to appreciate the spectacular landscapes, not to mention the vertigo. Ozturk talks about how he got into filmmaking in an interview with The Atlantic.