lunes, 26 de enero de 2015
lunes, 24 de noviembre de 2014
…throught travels you can meet people from everywhere, amazing places, different cultures.. and still you can do what you love, I mean play on the rocks.. that makes climbing a unique activity! ..not change the attraction is the scenery which changes.
I feel very lucky to have the opportunity to travel to some new incredibles places with a really good company. Some of these travels were not organized and this make it more interesting still... Our travel to Peru last summer was like this, an unexpected trip and it was great.. like all things we don´t plan..
It was very nice to share motivation and passion with many climbers (most women) from Peru in the INKAFEST (Mountain Film Festival in Lima) I have to say thanks to Salvador Guinot from Mon Vertical/Petzl Peru and Ivan Canturin for the invitation to this Festival, it was a really cool experience for me to be there.. Gracias chicas... so inspiring! :)
After some days in the city we decided to move to Huaraz, a small but busy town located close to these huge mountains, La Cordillera Blanca (east) and La Cordillera Negra (west). We meet many friends there like Zarela. She is the owner of the hostel where we stayed and it was very nice to be there with her enjoying the delicious breakfast every morning! Sweet days at Casa Zarela. We meet also some other friends who are Alpine guides and they work in those intimidating mountains. So much respect for them, they are a real Spartans!
You can climb also in Huaraz if you are not an alpinist, there are some nice bouldering and sport climbing areas. Hatun machay at 4200 mtrs high is one of the best climbing areas around.. I loved it.. although I had a bad headache from the altitude!! :) ayayaiiii...
Thanks so much to our good friend Hibraym Rios for bringing us to all those beautiful climbing places..! we hope to see you soon!
And well the last part of our trip we wanted to be like a real tourists and we visited some really beautiful places like Cuzco City and the massive Machu Picchu, considered one of the New Seven Wonder of the world. It´s unbelievable how they built this strategic city up there in the mountain.. the conquerors never arrived there! ..we were very happy to be there in this special place :)
viernes, 31 de octubre de 2014
Women of Climbing 2015 Calendar
Thanks to my friend Bernardo Gimenez for this beautiful picture from our trip last summer in Brazil where we traveled with Colette Mclnerney and Olivia Hsu.. we have to do it again!! :)
..and thanks so much to Heidi Bend to publish it on this inspirational calender of fanatics women!
sábado, 16 de agosto de 2014
miércoles, 23 de julio de 2014
|Photo Bernardo Gimenez|
Some days ago I climbed my dream line "Tom et Je Ris" 8b+/60 meters tufa climbing in the Verdon Gorge, France. It's the most special route I've ever climbed. The exposure, difficulty and logistics for getting to the route make of this line really different from any route I tried before.
Thanks to Bruno Clement "Graou" for bolting this amazing line.
Thanks to my friends the photographer Bernardo Gimenez and Carlos Logroño for sharing this beautiful experience with me.. and big thanks to Patrick because one more time it was much easier with his support!
Now its time for going to visit my friend in US at the OR in Salt Lake City!
See you there!!
domingo, 15 de diciembre de 2013
Definitly Italy is a very special place..
It´s very easy to get caught by the energy of this country. The culture, the enthusiasm of the people, landscapes.. and specially the amazing food here!
I have visited Italy many times and I have had the opportunity to share really good moments with the fanatic people from here but this time it has been different because I didnt feel like this in long time after to visit one place ¨just for climbing¨. Normally I want to come back home but It was different leaving from there..I felt sad to leave my friends and my home for the last two months.. well I think that is not a bad thing at all, it´s a feeling that keeps me connected to this beautiful place.. the place where I want to come back soon :-)
I decided to go to Italy after a climbing rest with my family in Gran Canaria, because I wanted to know another climbing place, I had just returned from Brazil a couple weeks ago and I loved the idea to keep climbing and discovering new areas again.
So I told the idea to my good friends Anna and Carlos and we made that it happens!
We climbed in many different places really close to France in the north west of the country. There are beautiful climbing places with high quality routes specially Andonno where I would like to come back soon because for first time in this year I had a very good feeling with one project after my finger injury last december.. Ci piace Andonno!! Everything is getting better.
Also we took the advantage to make a short trip to visit the South and we decide to take the boat from Genova to Sicily knowing that we would have a wild sea because the huge storm that whipped Sardinia.. we were dizzy and it was a really long 24 hours trip with also Chaxi and my car.. but anyways it was very funny trip.
In Sicily we drove arround the island from north to south from San Vito lo Capo to Siracusaand we enjoyed the sea, the awesome climbing areas and one more time we were in love with the food... soooo good! It ´s funny how you can feel the island style specially in the south.. they live so chilling also you can feel that when they talk.. it sounds like the canarian accent in Spain, something like this :-) I love it!
We shared climbing days and beers with the locals climbers from there and they were super nice with us. Thanks especially to our friend MDassimo Capucho for giving us all the information about climbing in Sicily and also for hosting us kindly at the Agriturismo ¨La Frescura¨, where we could enjoy the sun every morning with the amazing views of the Ionian sea in front and the Etna volcano behind us.. yes, Italy is a very special place.
Photos by Patrick Franza!! thanks!! :-)