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.
Traversée alpine de la Géorgie du SudPhilippe Batoux revient de Géorgie de Sud. Il nous raconte son expédition et nous rapporte quelques photos. "La Géorgie du Sud est une île subantarctique située 1500 km au Sud Est de la terre de Feu. D'une taille comparable à la Corse, c'est une île montagne : il faut l'imaginer comme un massif alpin émergeant de l'océan avec d'immenses glaciers se jetant dans la mer.
Expédition en Terre de BaffinDes nouvelles de l'expédition en Terre de Baffin de l'équipe Planet big wall.
Sam Beaugey, Martial Dumas, Jean-Yves Fredriksen et Yann Mimet (l'équipe d'Azazel) sont repartis, cette fois-ci avec David Ravanel et Jean Noel Itzstein.