HAPPY HAMPIEvery sunrise is the sign of a new day. Here every new day means new places, new boulders, new climbs and new emotions to share. Our crew have a lots of fun, climb hard and most of all we realize how lucky and happy we are to be here. Photos by Evrard Wendenbaum
Another view of Hampi's area... Boulders and boulders everywhere...
Hampi a few pictures. suiteNew day, new spots, and new pictures... My skin is so bad, but I'm so happy to climb here, that I go until the blood. All the day we meet new people and we climb together on new and classic spots.
David from switzerland in " Goan curner" a classic but so nice bulder.
Namaste !After an epic story to get a new visa at the last minute we finally managed to reach India. This country is beautifull, full of colors, rich of magic landscapes and history. Indian people are very lifefull, always smiling, always nice, it's incredible. Evrard, Vaibhav (our local guide and friend) and I went thru Hampi where we met the rest of the crew : Mike, Axel and Ju Nadiras. All of us are so lucky to be here ! I was looking since a long time to came here, inspired by the pictures I've seen before. But the reality is far better that I excpected it would be.
Hampi: first daysHi, Well, Alex, Ju and I just arrived in Hampi... Oaouh!!! It's so beautiful, but in the same time so hot: the summer season is ending. This is not the best for climbing, neither for my fingers... But anyway the landscapes are amazing, as the temples. We can only climb at night, it's a short space of time: hope it's going to be enough to make some problems. There are boulders as far as the eye can see. Liv's passport has been lost, so she's going to fly to bombay only on Sunday with Evrard. Everything is going to be OK...
Hampi tripHello, I'm in Bombai with Julien Nadiras and Axel Ballai. We've just arrived from Geneva, and we'll take a bus this evening to Hampi (about 20 hours to go...). There is a lot of poor people here, it's crasy to see that. I'll try to give you some news during my trip.
Vertik TripThis week-end was the Vertik-trip, a Belgium competition. Some climbers were invited for this challenge of ultime problems and routes. Working the morning, and ultime try in the evening in front of a crazy public. I did third for the boulder problem, and first in the route. With my total of points, I won the competition. Edu Marin was second and Gabor Szekely third. Congratulations to the organizers for this great event.
Treblinka, first tryHello, This is my first news, and I would like to speak about my last trip: The Cimaï. Two weeks ago, I did Treblinka: 8b, it's an old, but really nice route. I'm so happy I've done it, because it's a legendary route in France.
Warm-up route: Rodéo, 7a.