Vibram Natural Games June 23 to 26 2011 in Millau (Aveyron), FranceFor the fourth edition the Vibram Natural Games (NG) move to a new spot. Close to the wild water stadium, the "Maladrerie" plaza will host the best of climbing, kayaking, MTB freestyle and enduro, slacklining and paragliding. Faithfull to the original concept of the Petzl RocTrip the Natural Games will gather all the outdoor sport fanatics for great shows, contests and concerts.
The Traverse of the GodsOr the God Of all Traverses? I’m not the fittest of
climbers, but it’s not often that I turn up at a cliff and only manage one
route before crawling off exhausted! But the mega traverse at Craig-y-Longridge
is way longer than the average route!
The Quarry ManThe Quarry Man This route is the stuff of legends! And climbed by the
legend Johnny Dawes. Blasted into fame in the film Stone Monkey with a Zappa
sound track that elevated the route above every other in the quarries. Even the
simple name blatantly indicates that this isn’t just another slab or wall. This
is THE masterpiece, climbing out from the biggest hole via the biggest
Petzl athlete Enzo Oddo sends "Aubade" - 5.15aThe young prodigy sits in front of the screen, watching the final version of the video, carefully following his every move.
Enzo Oddo : It’s cool to see these images again, especially since there a lot of them are from the redpoint !
Adventure EverestAfter 4 days in Zangmu we leave toward Everest basecamp. From Tingri we
first take the same way like to Cho Oyu. After 15 minutes the driver
turns left. Now we are definitively on the way to the Everest. The
basecamp is somehow surreal. The first thing what strikes me was the
tent of Kari Kobler. A yellow dome in the middle of a field of stones
Malham (Again)Malham (Again) Lucky for us this is such a good cliff, as we don’t have
that many world class sport venues. This isn’t Spain.
But we do have a few. This is the most important confirmation Adam Ondra has
made, the fact that he’s returned for a second week means he must like it here,
after all, he could go anywhere in the world for sure.