jeudi 25 juin 2015

ROPE SWING BY TRAKS PRO GEAR AND TRAINING

See what happens when you get a team of 8, you block a mountain road they are let loose to rig ziplines tensioned ropes and for the first time in the GOC, the biggest rope swing at over 120m. 
Ya Nuts! GO NUTS!  
Made by the Traks Pro Gear and Training

mardi 23 juin 2015

VALLEY OF GIANTS


This winter, with PhilippeDan and Miguel, we spent a couple of weeks developing epic bouldering potential in a remote canyon high in the Eastern Hajar mountain range - the eastern most part of Arabia.
What we discovered is world class. An ancient village, a people steeped in tradition and a valley off the scale in the size and volume of boulders.
I am psyched to share the teaser for a 3 part series with you. Valley of Giants!

Teaser - Valley of Giants from Read Macadam on Vimeo.

DON'T HESITATE TO WATCH AND TO SHARE WITH YOUR FRIENDS !!!!!

Philippe RIBIERE

lundi 22 juin 2015

EXPLORING & CLEANING BOULDERS: PART 2


After my last article I just explained what was my time in France. Day after day I am glad to be here in the emptiness place which gives me the most happiness as a climber and I want share it with you.
It is like a kid who gets the gift after the Christmas time and I am in this position now. There are so many possibilities to clean and to climb those rocks. In plus I have the chance that Mrs Nature offers me cherries, blueberries, strawberries and the best is the river for myself.
I can have other words to tell you I am happy for once to leave a bit my van  to rest.
For sure you are still welcome to come to my Wild Party this week-end.

Here some pics about the exploring














samedi 20 juin 2015

SUMMER TRIP 2015

For this summer I have plenty of time to care about myself.

JULY
10th July 2015: Lecture in Enstein's gym
12th-14th July 2015: Cafe Kraft training
15th-18th July: Frederischafen Outdoor show. Lecture in the Petzl's stand
18th july 2015: DJ in the Magic Wood Party
19th-31st: Magic Wood

AUGUST
1st-8th august 2015: Magic Wood
9th-15th: Slovenja
16th-22th: Bulgaria (Rila)

SEPTEMBER:
1st-19th september 2015: Majorca
21st-27th september 2015: Petzl Team Meeeting

OCTOBER:
11th october 2015: HANDI-GRIMPE a Montigny-le-Bretonneux



vendredi 19 juin 2015

BOOOOM FESTIVAL 2015

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samedi 30 mai 2015

EXPLORING & CLEANING BOULDERS : PART 1


For a month, I spend my time to clean, to brush and to climb some new problems around my place. I injured my knee one month ago on a strange movement. I tried to repeat an hight problem with my friends and to benefit to have bunch crash-pads. I was a bit too much psyched to climb after my last trips in Fontainebleau but my body did not react as I wished. My hell hook was too close of my right hand when I wanted to stand up on it but my knee twisted on the same time. I could not even continue my progression on the problem. After this, I spent my time to rest and to occupy my time as a lion in the cage. Thankfully and a bit stun born, I visited a forest at 5 minutes of my house.  I was right to be stun born because I have find a lot of boulders in the granite quality. I went up and down for all afternoon and I got my trophy : 20 boulders.
The thing is when I really started to clean up those amazing lines I could not even think I will get more than 20 problems. This energy drives me back to my passion. I recognize just my lack of time during my travels to have a consideration for people who devote their souls, energies and time to bolt lines for the rope climbing and the same for boulders. On somehow even I did not wait after 21 years of climbing to give back the gifts that they give us. All climbers can climb because there are a lot of people who work for them and mostly they do for free. This is the passion !!!
When I am alone in this forest I imagine that my friends and the next climbers will be happy to climb on my boulders, Also I am kind of proud to devote my time to have -probably - a clean conscience not to be only a consumer who at the end, to complain because problems are not clean properly for the climbing practice.  That is the life! Be happy that climbers spend the time to propose the lines and boulders and we should to be grateful for it!

At the end, my conscience is a bit more clean and cleaver.
Next time I cold not blame anyone
Next time I will close up my mouth!!!