Wednesday, January 27, 2010

ALPINE CLIMBING ON VALLEE BLANCHE

WE WNET BACK TO THE VALLEE BLANCHE... YESTERDAY IT WAS PRETTY BAD WEATHER SO WE ARE HERE AGAIN!!!THIS PLACE IS MAGIC THE THINGS THAT YOU FIND HERE ARE AWESOME LIKE THIS ICE ON THE SIDE OF THE BUILDING PRETTY COOL!!!
THIS IS A SMALL VIEW TO THE VALLEY BLANC.... THAT IT IS THE ONE MOST IMPRESSIVE PLAY GROUND THAT I HAVE EVER SEE.
MY FRIEND BENJAMIN A SUPER STRONG FRENCH CLIMBER SUPER COOL COMPANY IN THIS JOURNEY TO EUROPE.
CHECK OUT THE GRANITE IS AWESOME!!!!!!!! WHAT ABOUT THIS SPLITTER? PURE OW BABY AND IT HAVE NERVER BEEN DONE THE FRENCHIES ARE VERY GOOD SPORT CLIMBERS BUT THEY DON'T EVEN LOOK THIS BEAUTY :) NEX TIME I WIIL COME AND PUT THIS BABY UP OW FOR EVER !!!!!!!!!
HERE IS THE ROUTE THAT WE CHOSE TO CLIMB THIS SEASON HAS BEEN VERY DRY SOO CONDITIONS ARE LITTLE CRAZY HERE... PLUS THE BEST TIME TO COME AND CLIMB HERE IS THE LATE SPRING AND ALL SUMMER LONG IS ON!!!!!!!!
WE START CLIMBING THIS VERY NICE ROUTE IT WAS LITTLE OF EVERYTHING ROCK, ICE, VERY HARD SNOW, MIXED AND LOTS OF GOOD TIMES. HERE IS BENJAMIN STARTING THE ROUTE.
I TOOK OVER FOR THE FIRST CRUX OF TH EROUTE STEEP SNICE WITH TRICKY PROTECTION BUT VERY NICE MOVES... THIS WAS LIKE A DREAM THE ROCK WAS AWESOME I HAD THE BIGGEST SMILE FOR 400 METERS.

THIS WAS THE LAST PICHT THE CRUX OF THE ROUTE PRETTY STEEP MIXED CLIMBING AND HERE THINGS GOT LITTLE CRAZY... BUT THANKS TO CRAIG LUEBBEN I WSA ABLE TO TROW THE ALPINE OW.
TAKE ICE AXES OT AND KEEP MIXED CLIMB FOR THE LAST PART OF THE ROUTE.SUMMIT PHOTO WITH BENJAMIN GOOD TIMES GOOD FRIEND AND LOTS OF SMILES. :)
AFTER LOTS OF CLIMBING STILL SUPER PSYCHED THIS IS LIKE A DREAM... WEAK ME UP!!!!!!!
NOW ITS TIME TO HEAD BACK... HERE IN VALLE BLANC AFTER CLIMBING YOU STILL HAVE ALMOST 2 HOURS OF SKIING BACK TO TOWN... AND THE SKIING IS SICK MAN SUPER COOL POWDER...YOU GET TO SEE THE MOST AMAZING VIEWS...GET TO SKI ON THE GLACIER WHAT ELSE YOU CAN ASK FOR? BELIVE OR NOT THIS IS ME ON SKIS :)
I LOVE THIS PLACE!!!!! CHAMONIX IS AWESOME.!!!!! WE WILL LIVE CHAMONIX TOMORROW AND START GETTING READY FOR THE LAST COMP OF THIS TRIP THAT IT OWULD BE IN CHANCAPNY FO RTHE BIGGEST ICE FESTIVAL IN FRANCE.
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MIND BLOWING THIS PLACE!!!!!


SOO YESTREDAY WE WENT TO CHECKOUT THE AIGUILLE DU MIDI.YOU TAKE A LIFT THAT TAKE YOU TO THE TOP AND THE VIEW IS AWESOME!!!!!
YOU CAN CHECK OUT MOUNT BLANC THAT IT IS THE HIGHEST PEAK ON THE ALPS 4807 METERS.

ONCE YOU GET OUT OF THE LIFT YOU HEAD TO THE VALLE BLANC PRETTY STEEP TO GET THERE.. ALL THE GUIDES ARE SHORT ROPING THEYR CUSTOMERS.... AND AFTER THAT IS ON THE COOLEST PLAY GROUND THAT YOU CAN IMAGINE.

CHAMONIX

I'm here in Chamonix where all the scramboling and apretando start.IT SI A BEAUTIFUL TOWN!!!
LOTS OF HISTORY AND COOL PLACES TO VISIT.
IT IS VERY NICE TO BE ABLE TO CHECK OUT THEYR CULTURE AND HISTORY.
DOWN TOWN IS A VERY COOL PLACE TO HANG OUT DRINK SOME GOOD HOT WINE AND CHEKC OUT THE SCENE.
TOMORROW I'M GOING TO CHECK OUT THE MOUNTAINS AND SEE HOW NICE THEY ARE. LOOKING FORWARD TO THAT !!!!

Sunday, January 24, 2010

BYE SAAS FEE

AFTER A GREAT WEEKEND IN SAAS FEE IS TIME TO GO !!!!! ONE MORE GREAT TIME WITH FRIENDS AND ON A NEW PLACE ON THIS PLANET.
HERE IS THE ICE HOLDZ TEAM REPRESENTING ON THE WORLD CUP.!!!!!WILL BE BACK NEXT YEAR !!!!!!!!!!
CARLOS AND MANU SUPER GOOD COMPANY GREAT FRIENDS.

GREAT PLACE AND NOW IS TIME TO GO TO CLIMBING AND CHECK OUT CHAMONIX YEAH!!!!!!!!! SUPERRRR PSYCHED TO CHECK OUT CHAMONIX PHOTOS AND REPORT SOON !!!!!!!!
HASTA LA PASTA FRIENDS.

RESULTS !!!!

I HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO DO A GOOD JOB, BUT I WAS 1 POINT AWAY TO MAKE IT FOR THE SEMIFINALS.
IS ALL GOOD THIS FOR ME WAS A HUGE STEP UP FROM THE LAST COMP AND FROM LAST YEAR. I'M MORE INSPIRED NOW TO TRAIN HARDER AND HOPE FULLY COME BACK NEXT YEAR.!!!!!!
PLUS THE INSPIRATION THAT THE OTHER COMPETITORS GIVE ME IS AWESOME.

STHEPANIE PLACE FIRST, CLOE WAS DISCUALIFIED FOR TOUCHING A RED LINE, BENJAMIN CAME OUT OF A PRETTY HARD HOLD, THE SPANISH TEAM 4 OUT 5 MAKE IT TO THE SEMI FINALS, THEN ONLY JAVIER MAKE IT TO THE FINALS PLACING 7. IN THE END WE ALL HAD A GREAT TIME AND LOTS OF LEARNING EXPERIENCES.

COMP TIME !!!!

ITS TIME.. TIME TO GET PUMP !!!!!! I'M HERE WITH THE JUDGES TALKING ABOUT THE ROUTE AND ALL THE RULES THAT ARE MANY MANY MANY :( AFTRE THAT I WILL HAVE 7 MINUTES TO CLIMB A PRETTY HARD M10 AND IT ONLY ONE CHANCE.APRETANDO TIME THE FIRST PART TELL YOU THAT THIS ROUTE IS OIN GOT BE IN YOUR FACE COUPLE FIGURE 4 AND SOME 9 AND GET THE FORE ARMS BIG !!!!
THE COLOMBIAN IS PUTTING ALL THE ALPINE TECHNIQUES ON PLAY LIKE THE ALPINE KNEE.
SUPER CRAZYYYYY HOLDS ONLY MAN
SMALL DUDES LIKE ME GETS LITTLE SCREW IN MOVES LIKE THIS FULL EXTENSION.
ONCE YOU GET THE HOLD POSITION YOU HAVE TO MAINTAING IT IF NOT YOU ARE OUT.
FULL REACHES MAN SUPER PUMPY !!!!!!
ICE ICE BABY REST TIME BEFORE GOING TO HELL ON THE MEGA PUMP SECTION.
THERE WE GOOOO FIGURE 4 FOR EVER AND THE TIME IS GOING AWAY :(
THIS ROUTE IT WS AWESOME i DID NOT HAD THE TIME TO FINIHS, BUT IS WAS SUPERRR FUN. IT WAS 2 DIFFERENT GROUPS 80 CLIMBERS ON 2 DIFFERENT ROUTES SO WOULD SEE IF I DIDI MAKE IT FOR THE SEMI FINALS. GOOD TIMES.

CHECKING THE STRUCTURE

CHECK THIS STRUCTURE OUT!!!!!! IT IS ON THE SALOMON TRAINING CENTER.IT HAVE ALL SOURCE OF COOL THINGS ROOFS, OVER HANGS, TUNNA, ROOLS, PANELS YOU NAME IT!! IHOPE IN THE FUTURE WE CAN HVE ONE OF THESE ONES IN THE USA. THIS WOULD MAKE A BI DIFFERENT ON THE TRAINING FOR THIS TYPE OF EVENTS.
I'M SUPERRR PSYCHED TO CLIMB TOMORROW ND CHEKC OUT THE ROUTE. THE HOLDS HERE ARE GRANITE HOLDS VERY FLAT AND SLIPPERY. I HAVE FILE MY PICKS IN A VERY PARTICULAR WAY FOR THIS TYPE OF ROCK.
WOULD SEE HOW IT GOES. IT 80 OF THE BEST MIXED CLIMBERS IN THE WORLD SO APRETANDO TIME BABY!!!!!!!!!

Saturday, January 23, 2010

MEETING TIME

SO WE ARE HERE AT THE MEETING PLACE WHERE WE ARE GOIN GTO HAVE DINNER AND GET CHECK OUT BY THE ANTI- DOPING SECTION OF THE UIAA.THEY DO SOME TEST FOR ENDURANCE, EIGHT, REACH AND OTHER GENERAL THINGS FOR ALL THE COMPETITORS.
THIS WAY THE WOULD MAKE A GENERAL HEIGHT FOR THE START AND THE COMP IN GENERAL THAT WAY IS FAIR FOR ALL OF US. SUPERRRR HIHG TECH!!!!!!
AFTER ALL THE TEST IS TIME FOR DINNER!!!!! HERE I'M WITH THE SPANISH TEAM SUPER STRONG CLIMBERS. IN THIS TYPE OF COMPS IS LOTS OF TENSION, BUT THIS GUYS KEEP IT SUPER FUNN.
AFTRE DINNER THEY GIVE US OUR NUMBERS. HERE IN ISRAEL AND MYSELF PSYCHED PLUS CHECK OUT THE NUMBER THAT I GOT :)
REST TIME AND THEN TIME FOR COMPETITION WOULD SEE HOW IT GOES.

SAAS FEE !!!!

SAAS FEE ARCHITECTURE IS PRETTY COOL. SUPER GREAT TOWN WITH LOTS OF COOL THINGS TO SEE.CHECK THIS BEAUTIFUL VIEW.

SAAS FEE IS BEAUTIFUL IT IS A SMALL TOWN WITH LOTS OF COOL MOUNTAINS AND AWESOME VEIWS. HERE CARS ARE NOT ALLOWED SO THE TRANSPORTATION IS BY THIS LITTLE BUSES PRETTY COOL.
THIS SIS QHERE WE ARE STAING THE VIEW IS GREAT!!!!!
THE KIDS HERE ARE PRETTY HARD WORKERS THE CLEAN THE ICE OF STREETS IN EXCHANGE FOR ICE CREAM AND CANDYS.
TOMORROW IS TIME FOR US TO GO AND CHECK OUT THE STRUCTURE AT THE SALOMON TRAINING CENTER.