The Zanskar Odyssey: High Alpine Bouldering in the Hidden Himalayas - PART 1/3This past fall, Colorado climbers Pete Takeda, Abbey Smith, Jason Kehl and Mick Follari journeyed to that lofty crossroads where continents meet, ancient cultures mingle, and great religions clash — the kingdom of Zanskar in the Indian Himalayas. They were looking for adventure, a fresh perspective, and the most aesthetic boulders in the world's greatest mountain range. It's a postmodern blend of traditional expedition climbing and new school bouldering, it's a search for the highest hardest climbing moves in the world.
moussem in Morocco -a taste of the old worldIt's been some time since a I posted something here. Not much has been happening since last. I spent x-mas in Finland and since then it's been the 10 training sessions/week+music routine thats been dominating. And then I went to Morocco. the l'ada, start of the ritual
INDE : 8th Givihar International CompetitionDepuis
que j'entendais tous mes amis me parler de ce pays connu pour ses
cultures liées aux religions, aux mythes, à la nourriture et au
Kamasutra, je fus curieux de vivre mon expérience indienne et par
chance, les Dieux m'expédièrent en terre inconnue.
Girivihar International Bouldering CompetitionFrom January 23 to 25 the city of Mumbay hosted the 8th edition of Girivihar International Bouldering Competition. Gathering over a hundred competitors the unique bouldering competition of India moved a step higher. Petzl and our Indian distributor (Allied Safety) support this event, and regularily sends team members to participate : this year Philipe Ribiére represented the team. Report from Vaibhav Mehta chief route setter on the event.
Pangaea: young explorers involved in the environmental movementSince autumn 2008, we have shared with you the unique experiences of groups of young explorers on their expeditions with Mike Horn. To date, seven expeditions have been undertaken to the four corners of the globe (Antarctica, New Zealand Malaysia, India, Himalaya, China and Russia) and five more are planned by July 2012.
The objective of these expeditions is to teach young explorers about their natural environment and encourage them to find solutions that will, tomorrow, improve life on Earth.