samedi 24 janvier 2015

Lost in Arabia

During the Petzl Road Trip I met Read Macadam and Tara Atkinson who are really awesome couple. Well!
One day we were talking about Oman where Read is living. He told me that there is so much potential for the bouldering that I did not take a time to have a decision and I say right away " Yes I come". 
After november, Read reminds me his proposition. I am so aware about many things that I decided to travel in Oman. Accidentally or not, it comes in the same time where the France country is tin the disorder and in the mess.
Read Macadam in action

Now I will let you know what is my opinion and just mine. I am writing on my name.
I feel an horrible mechanism from the french government who could really do easy in the purpose to make a bad propaganda about religions who are not the christianize. How it is possible that after the terrorism of last week, the Charlie Hebdo makes so much money to sail the journal? How comes widows can talk right away about the death of their husband in the most popular magazine? How come we have so many details about the killing? Everything sounds like the September 11 ? We became really puppets and it is horrible?
I only hope no to write and to think bad and I wish to be the idiot.
What I want to say in this comment is that when I arrived in South Arabia I did not feel any fear. Even more I feel the compassion to them who did not ask the bad motives.
It is funny also to think that here as a disabled person, nobody lough about my difference and even no one makes attention to me. People are peace and friendly so much that I can't believe what we are mixing about them and their religion. Because we are just treating them as horrible persons that in fact it is just because some idiots plays at the Playstation for real.
On my name, I suspect the France to make everything to demonize everything doesn't like them : the supreme arrogance. After the warm with guns, all etats are making the social war which is more horrible and malicious.
Please, human, stop it !!!

So I came the 21st Janurary to stop first in the Dubai's aeroport. Few minutes I really fell the peace around me and even in the border. So friendly and polite people who ask only thing : to be your friend. Then Read came with a friend, Miguel Wills to pick me up and we drove 4 hours to join the Oman city, And between I got my visa in the border. The person in charge of it was so smiling and so happy to see a french guy. I am happy too. 
Without any problem we arrived at 6 am in Read's place. Just 4 hours to sleep we went to Kubra. It is a canyon where there is the rope climbing and also the bouldering which is my favorite activity. 
Flashing 6B

Next day, we are the 24th Janurary and we are back to Kubra spot. What an amazing day in my career of climber? Knowing that I did not sleep well for 2 days (only 4hrs per night) I fell the calm on myself. We starts to film the climbing daily. I warm up slowly and I decided to test myself on one boulder who graded 6B. Without expectations I sit on the crash-pad. Grabbing the old on the sit-start, breathing and let's go for a try. After few secondes I was on the top and I did my first 6B flash.
AMAZING! I can't believe. 

Half hour later I went on the second 6B of the day and I climbed this after 4-5 tries. BOUM!!! I did two 6B during the day. 

I lived the best day of my climbing career. AWESOME!!! 

To be continued....

Oman Spot 1 from Info RIBIERE on Vimeo.

jeudi 22 janvier 2015


Here you can read the most interesting interview I never answered! By Xtreme spots  is a group of people, boys and girls, some of us are young in body, some others young in soul. Our common passion is to practice extreme sports in xtreme spots around the globe.

"My name is Philippe RIBIERE. I was born in Martinique on 12th March 1977 with the Rubinstein-Taby Syndrome and was abandoned in an orphanage." Read the next >>>

dimanche 18 janvier 2015

Rumeurs Vagabondes - V6

In 2008, a friend of mine advised me to try a V6 boulder grade. On the first reaction I thought he made a bad joke but after to check holds and the line I was thinking : why not to try?

One week later after finishing some previous boulders I went to try " Rumeurs Vagabondes" V6. This boulder is located in La Capelle's place not so far the romania small town : Uzes.

I wear my climbing shoes and slowly going to found the beta for my body. As you know if you already some previous posts I don't any force in my forearms. It means the story changes all the boulder.
After couple tries on the hardest movement I was starting slowly to believe I could get a chance and to climb my first V6 or 7a for european grade.

Day after day and week after week, at least, 2 months I visited and I tried a lot this amazing and exhaustive boulder.  and one day I got with a miracle to ascent all the Rumeurs Vagabondes -V6.

It was a big surprising and I could not realize I climb my first 7a which for me could be compared with a 8a for the regular climber. Even if the comparison doesn't work so simply like this but just for your understanding it is faster to explain like this

Well! After 6 years to travel like crazy in all around the world with my @Evolution Tour journey and the Wild One documentary I needed a break to refund myself on the performance.

The 3rd janurary 2015, I went without expectations to re-climb this line. The same process, I tried to remember all the hardest movement and slowly I fell in the shape.
After 3 hours to spend on this boulder, I got again the end.

Finally! I am not a finished climber, not getting old at all and I see news and others perspectives.

To end the topic I propose the movie about this problem that I never get a chance to film before.

Rumeurs Vagabondes V6 from Info RIBIERE on Vimeo.

I say a big thank to my slovenian friends who push me to progress, to believe on me, to be cool.

A big thank to Urh Cehovin to trust me on my training. Hvala lepa!!!

lundi 22 décembre 2014

Red Bull video

Here you can found a video from Red Bull Bulgaria.

I made also an easy one clip about a secret spot near La Capelle.

Pougnadoresse Winter 2014 from Info RIBIERE on Vimeo.
I am happy to send this one because I spent 5 sessions during the 2000-2004 and I could not success. After works for competitions, I was really happy the last week to send it in 2 tries. So definetlty the training is good. Why I did not try before ? `

lundi 17 novembre 2014

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