News - Premier UK bouldering venue perfect for power endurance training.
Which is a relief as getting outside has been tough this year with constant rain from June onwards. Any route fitness I’d gained drained away even faster than my enthusiasm. The news of a training venue for route climbers comes as a bitter blow for the boulderers who have enjoyed pure power problems for a while and don’t see the point in getting pumped.
Link - ups: do they count for much?
Not really, but does anything in our sport really make sense? We look for the hardest way up the wall, then try and find the easiest way up it! Link-ups are fun for training, though often make two OK routes into one really good one.
Wet or What!
Weak go home
Reaching the new 'super crag' above the Spanish town of Oliana the first thing you see is a huge tufa, like a fat drainpipe of poured grey concrete stretching down from the summit. Automatically you see the weakness, finding the link between the ground and the top. You want to get up this cliff and this is the way!
On the way to the World Championships
Next week I'm heading to Hungary for a training camp. The goal is clear: getting familiar with the terrain where the World Championship 2009 will take place!
I'm really looking forward to it as it is always exciting to get to know new terrains. This week will be special for me in another way: as I was injured the last weeks it will be the first time I will be allowed to run again... I'm really looking forward to feel my legs running again and I hope that everything will be alright.
10mila in Skane- as a spectator
This year's 10mila was held in south Sweden, somewhat special
because otherwise it has always been around Stockholm. But Skåne
offered a great event with good organisation, nice terrain and
spring-feeling during the day (in the night the temperature fell down
Mike Horn : le projet Pangaea & le programme Young Explorers
La Mission de Pangaea : Encourager le respect de l'environnement
et participer activement au nettoyage de la planète pour la protéger
pour les générations futures.
Mike Horn, explorateur sud-africain renommé, a un rêve : embarquer
de jeunes explorateurs sur les océans et à travers les sept continents
afin de partager avec eux sa passion de l'exploration et de la
découverte, pour leur montrer l'impact de l'homme sur l'écosystème
mondial et ainsi offrir une plateforme pour des actions de protection
de la planète pour les générations futures.