Begin July Sophia and I drove to Magic Wood (Averstal), the last destination of our 6 months road trip (see previous blogs below). It was a weird feeling to know that the trip was coming to an end, it felt like the five previous months had been gone so fast. But we still had three weeks to spend and that is longer than most peoples holidays, so no complaining.
Petzl Rock Trip 2011. Getu valley. There must be more limestone here than the whole of the put together! But the really crazy thing is the variation in styles. There just seems to be everything plus more other styles you didn’t know existed.
It's full-on crack season here in the dez which means one thing: gobious copious, a horrid malady that can turn a crack-climber's skin sitch into a trip ending injury.
Oct 7th was our 5 year anniversary. What better way to celebrate it than climbing the Nose on El Cap? We had been planning for this for the last few days. Buying 12 $0.79 two-liter bottles of soda for water containers, packing the haul bags, and practicing jugging where all part of the prep. Now we were ready. We walked to the base of the route only to see 11 other people on the first three pitches of the climb. We sat down and just watched. Everyone was moving very slowly, so we bailed.
BANFF, Mountain Film Festival in Mexico. So last October 21,22,23 was presented BANFF festival in Mexico City. In this event was FIVE TEN, who control about rebuked them for this festival and support to achieve this. such events are very good for Mexico, since moive people and reminds them how far can human when striving to achieve his dream. this Eveno lasted three days, each day with 3 hours of video and mountain adventure. Mesner Reinol the last day he lectured.
The last couple of months One was for sure: After such great climbing in the Rocklands over six weeks there were two possibilities to go on. The first was to take a period of resting and just get over the really bad months in the Frankenjura while doing nothing! Especially doing nothing what has to do with rocks. Maybe you have some bbq, go a bit swimming and yes, relaxing! The alternative could have been trying to fight the bad conditions and to start a daily little war against creasy and wet rocks or boulders, tons of...