The last few weeks have been a bit slow. The trip is nearly finished with only three weeks remaining. Chad took off on Tuesday and Dave went north to Sweden for a lecture/master class and myself? Im still here, in Avellanes enjoying the spring season. It's been a while so here is a small update
Therese Johansen, our newest 5.10 athlete in Norway, did her second 8A+ boulder today. When she is back at home and able to update her profile on 8a.nu, she will be ranked as the #1 female boulderer globally! And, her crusade has just started, expect big things from this 20 year old girl.
Five Ten® made a great appearance at the French Bouldering Championship in Fontainebleau last weekend. 5.10 athletes Francois Kaiser, Mathieu Serra and Alan Momirovic made us proud by taking the top three spots on the podium. Way to go guys!
The atmosphere was off the scale on Friday night as 3,000 fans packed Vienna’s Arena to watch 21 of the world’s best freerunners quite literally climb the walls in a breathtaking show of daredevil gravity-defiance and pure acrobatic skill.
My thoughts and philosophy on Parkour/Freerunning.
I was in the Utah desert for the majority of April. I spent most of my time at a shady wall, giving my all on a project that has yet to be climbed. I dragged my girlfriend up there a dozen times, recruited spotters, crashpads and tiny cams. It didn't go, although sometimes I felt I was right there. The last move of the 50 foot pitch is a 6 foot sideways dyno. I once fell there and took a gigantic whipper, nailing an arete, bruising my heel, and skittered to a halt 15 feet...