jueves, 4 de junio de 2015

Reconnecting...


I started climbing when I was 18 years old.
I climbed a lot in the beautiful but limited volcanic rock of the Canary Islands, where I am from, until I decided to move to Catalunya, one of the best places of the world for sport climbing. This place is really special for me. It´s where I realized I wanted to climb and to live close to the rock. I am very thankful to my good friends who introduced me to this unique activity and taught me about enjoy being in the nature. I feel really lucky. 

After 10 years living my dream in this climbing paradise I injured a finger very bad and I couldn´t climb for almost eight months. What a bummer!! I had to reset something on my mind and I started to learn how to enjoy climbing in a different way. 
My passion for climbing was the same but it was more about doing beautiful lines not matter what difficult they were and traveling to new beautiful places where I´ve never been. It wasn´t easy in the beginning beacuse I was use to be the typical fanatic climber who want to try projects always but I think sometime ¨bad things¨ happens for a good reason and It was an amazing discovery for me. The balance between going climbing to enjoy nature and beauty of the places and trying hard to explore my limits.
It feel very good when you can climb in different spots, meeting new people, climbing new lines always and learning different styles of rock. Going through the process of learning about the people, the culture and the community is an interesting experience. 


I love that but I love to try my limits too, so this winter I wanted to reconnect with an special place already known and I choose to go back to Catalunya, the place that never disappoints me, where I can get inspiring in the same way that 10 years ago. 

People there love climbing and you can feel this vibe. They work a lot for the climbing community, bolting new lines that we can enjoy later, keeping clean the climbing places, making really good guidebooks to help us to know the routes that we can climb and the good ways to get to the walls,etc And sometime this people are also professional climbers, like my good friend Dani Andrada. He is a very good known climber who has contributed greatly to the climbing community investing his time and his money to develop new areas and to keep safe the lines 
This job and the beauty Catalunya has to be respect because thousands of people enjoy this place every year and we all must preserve it. We have to respect the nature in the same way we respect the things we love. Because we are an active part of this climbing group, I feel so lucky thinking about that, so as Dani and many others friends do, we also can work to contribute to keep these places beautiful and safe. It´s our responsability and it´s so much easy!! 
Climb hard and take care of the nature, that´s it!

Photos by my friend Paolo Sartori :) 


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