Wednesday, 13 April 2011

last 3 months round up....

The last 3 months have been awesome, I have been questing around all over the place having loads of fun. First up way a winter sports trip to Saint Gervais ne Chamonix, some friends of mine had a friend who owned a suarve chalet and invited us along for a week. The chalet was great with loads of room for 8 people and a sauna down stairs. It had amazing views of mont blonc and it was walking distance to a small chair lift that accessed the St Gervais resort.
The weather was perfect for the whole week, in terms of blue skies and no cloud but this also meant there was no fresh snow, oh well you carnt have it all!
We had 3 days snowboarding, 2 days skiing and 1 day ski touring, check out some photo's below.

Next up was a week in Slovenia at the famous crag of Misja Pec with Lu,Gus and Neil. Slovenia is a lovely country, very chilled out with nice people and superb climbing. We had 6 days climbing at Misja Pec, I thought the main part of the crag was like Terradettes with either side of the crag being similar to some of the caves you get in Roddella.
We stayed in a small but very nice apartment owned by the mountaineering legend Silvo Caro, we were the first to stay here and I would fully recomed it if anyone is keen to go out.
I climbed loads of 7b+'s a 7c, 7c+ and 2 8a's, this was pretty much the first time on rock since Hueco and it felt like a great start to the season.

 No Hands rest!!
 Gus and I then Headed straight from Stanstead airpot to Fontainbleau. It was a friends stag do and there was 13 climbers from all over the country desending on the forest. We had a big Gite that slept us all and had loads of room for party games drinking etc. The weater was also perfect, about 10 degrees and patchy cloud! Get in Gus and I climbed 4 days on before heading back to Sheff. I had a really good trip ticking some classics and only climbing 2 problems i had done before, the rest were all new.
I have listed below some of the best problems i did.
L'angle parfait 7b
Appartenance 7c
Contol A 7c
Dosage 7c
Master edge 7c
Irreversible 7c
Alta 7b+
mur de lementations 7b+
Supplement de armes 7c+
La balaine 7a
Paddy 7c+/8a
L' Oef  7b
Metromotrice ( the best 7b+ in the forest!?)
I will try and get some photos up asap.. cheers S

This years CWIF was also a massive success with over 300 competitors and a full capacity crowd. I had been busy organising other areas of the comp and thus had nothing to do with the route setting and after a Dutch team member pulled out due to injury I was drafted in to the dutch team. I really enjoyed myself and ended up finishing in  11th place. check out the following high light film of CWIF 2011
  Check out another short film advertising the CWIF after party.

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