To discover new places, to meet foreign people, to look at never seen landscapes – all these things are desirable experiences. Although, going to a well-known place has its charm too. A place where you know that friendly people, a relaxed atmosphere, endless bouldering potential, a wonderful surrounding and culinary treats are waiting – a place, that feels like home.
Here is my latest blog post. I have been having some troubles logging in for the past year or so but i have finally sorted it out, so now it is time to play catch up. If you would like to hear more about what i have been up to during this past year, please visit: http://worldofwiz.blogspot.co.uk/ including great pictures and more!
I finished my last blog talking about the new route called Paco that Nico bolted the recently discovered cliff in the Aiguilles Rouges. As soon as there was occasion (that means somebody to watch after Paco and Tommy – thanks “mamie” Nathalie and papi Dominique!) I joined Nico in »his« more than 40m high and overhanging cliff that he called »Ventilator«.
In the winter time or in the periods of rain we take advantage of every occasion to escape in the friendlier climate of the south of France. This time we spent Tommy’s April school holydays in Gorges du Verdon.
Overview Training for the upcoming Bouldering World Cup season has pretty much consumed my current climbing schedule. I know what you're thinking “he’s such a gym rat! He's training for comps during great temps, spending money and time on comps and training instead of getting out! Well, if I were to do this all year, yea, call me a fully addicted, crazy ass, gym rat, but I do this type of intensity training and comp prep 2 parts of the year; and the second one doesn't even happen if the first one wasn't enough… ...
There aren’t words to describe how beautiful Fontainebleau is. All the hype about the bouldering area being the best in the world is completely true. The climbing is very technical, physical, and mentally demanding with many different kinds of movements and styles.