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Climbing trip to Taghia, Morocco

“Gîte Jamal, in Taghia!? What's this, you don't have an address? The airport policeman gets angry.

– No, this is the only information I have about where I will be staying for the next two weeks… Sorry. »

Then, with exemplary kindness, muttering behind his Plexiglas, he stamps the sesame and throws me my passport without an ounce of consideration.

OK, note to myself, if I ever come back to Morocco, I will have some semblance of a slightly more precise address to provide to the cops when I arrive in the country, like an Ibis hotel or something like that. For this trip, I am accompanied by Clem, with whom I have already shared so many adventures. I'm super excited to tackle this climbing trip to Morocco with him to climb and discover the legendary walls of the Atlas.

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“Gîte Jamal, in Taghia!? What's this, you don't have an address? The airport policeman gets angry.

– No, this is the only information I have about where I will be staying for the next two weeks… Sorry. »

Then, with exemplary kindness, muttering behind his Plexiglas, he stamps the sesame and throws me my passport without an ounce of consideration.

OK, note to myself, if I ever come back to Morocco, I will have some semblance of a slightly more precise address to provide to the cops when I arrive in the country, like an Ibis hotel or something like that. For this trip, I am accompanied by Clem, with whom I have already shared so many adventures. I'm super excited to tackle this climbing trip to Morocco with him to climb and discover the legendary walls of the Atlas.

Continue reading « Voyage escalade à Taghia, Maroc »

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Climbing trip in Jordan

When we think of Jordan, we quickly think of Petra and its temple sculpted by the Nabataeans, the Dead Sea and the composition of its water so laden with salt that it becomes impossible to sink or even dive, or Wadi Rum and its desert dotted with red sandstone towers. It's good […]

It is indeed Wadi Rum and its very special climbing that I would like to talk to you about here. The sandstone, compact sand in short, sculpted by water and the wind, offers ever more spectacular shapes: from small columns to lunules via taffoni, these large alcoves which require recovery in 6a pitches, crimps in steep walls or perfect cracks. The climbing is rich there and requires time to adapt to tame this very special rock.

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Perf climbing trip in Türkiye

When Mihai asks me to accompany him on a climbing trip to coach him and his family, the destination is easy to find.

Turkey has many cliffs developed in the last 20 years. Some very accessible and others more remote. Several trips have allowed me to discover them and determine which ones best suit our group, climbing between 6a and 8a.

About fifteen days are available to us and we decide to spend 8 days around Antalya, in Geyik Bayiri and Citdibi, then 5 days towards Olympos.

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The Zutopists at the Petite Aiguille D'Ansabère

Here is the video of a multi-pitch outing on the Petite Aiguille d'Ansabère in the Pyrenees.

Located in the Lescuns valley, the route is semi-equipped but large sections must be protected with nuts. The length is 300m for a maximum difficulty of 7a. Note the presence of a de-escalation/pendulum in a not very popular place which must be anticipated by the second! In short, a magnificent route, with character, in a superb and uncrowded location.

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Climbing in the Dolomiti di Brenta

Here is the video of a stay in the Dolomiti di Brenta, one of the many massifs that make up the Dolomites.

Climbers: Maxime Richard and Maxime Poirier


Routes taken or attempted:
Cima Farfalla – Die frau ist der ruine des alpinismus (250m, 7c)
Campanile Basso – Preuss (400m, 5c)
Crozon di Brenta – Super Maria (1000m, 6b)

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Vinatzer-Messner route at the Marmolada

The doors of the C3 are wide open and our belongings are piled up happily in the car park of the small village of Malga Ciapela, at the foot of the Queen of the Dolomites, the Marmolada.

It's the beginning of our Italian roadtrip, the organization is slowly coming together and for the moment, every time we need a carabiner, we have to take out three bags to get it. We designate one door per area of activity: the left for the bivouac and clothing, the right for food and finally, the trunk for climbing and free flight equipment. 

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Couzy-Demaison route on the North Face of the Olan

Sunday July 28, 2019, 3:30 a.m.: The Desert in Valjouffrey, Upper Bonne Valley

“Hey, psssst, get up, gotta go! my buddy Max whispers to me, trying not to wake the other people in the dorm. Talk about it, I barely slept all night and I was ready to take off in less than 10 seconds. All things are ready, I lace up my shoes, swallow a biscuit and I follow the silhouette of my companion in this clear and promising night.

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Caroline Minvielle

CLIMBING AND CANYONING INSTRUCTOR (DE)


Passionate climber, I officially started climbing at the age of 6. The exterior and the mineral correspond to my ultimate aspirations. The playground is endless and the rock always has new subtleties to submit and puzzles to decode. I practice outdoor climbing in all its forms at a sustained level: from bouldering to multi-pitch in adventure terrain.

On the canyon side, my father, Pierre Minvielle, introduced me to it at a very young age around Rodellar, the place of his finest explorations. He gave me a taste for adventure and discovery and above all passed on his love for the Sierra de Guara.

Trained as an engineer, I decided to venture into the world of teaching and the transmission of knowledge by becoming a climbing and canyoning instructor in order to be able to share this passion that drives me and help those who wish to achieve their dreams.

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Maxime Poirier

CLIMBING AND CANYONING INSTRUCTOR (DE)


I grew up far from the mountains, on an island in the middle of the Pacific and if my first ascents were those of coconut trees, I became passionate about climbing when I returned to France. Touch of everything, globetrotter and passionate about outdoor activities on all elements, I became a fan of thrilling sports such as highline, base-jump and canyoning.

For me, the mountains and these activities restore to us this capacity for admiration and wonder that modern existence can so easily evacuate. Live fully the happiness of the moment, the renunciation of living for tomorrow because today is enough.

My meeting with Caro will have finally sealed my destiny, here I am a climber, in love with the Vercors and the Sierra de Guara, ready to share my passion with those who wish.

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