Wednesday, 29 July 2009

France Part 2 -Céüse

On Tuesday the 14/07/09 Babsy and I arrived in Céüse and met our friends Eli and Häns. The excitement was gigantic. My goal for this trip was to get fitter, so I decided to climb as many routes as possible between 7c and 8a+. My second goal for the trip was to get braver, especially on run outs and far bolted routes. Therefore I was in the perfect place to be, every day I felt fitter and slowly started to deal with my fear of falling. Midway through the trip Häns leaved the team and Stew completes us again. We also had two days in the climbing area called La Palm, which was a personal highlight for me. The routes were long, friendlier bolted than Céüse and I loves all the tufas. In the End of the trip I climbed 3 7b+ (flash or 2nd go), 2 7c’s (one flash), 5 7c+ (onsight, flash or second go), 2 8a’s, unfortunately no 8a+ but overall I am really pleased and the team was lots of fun.

Tuesday, 14 July 2009

France part 1

Just a few days after we arrived from China it was of to France. First stop was Chamonix to enter the leading Woldcup. I knew that my chances to get into the Semifinal are pretty small but I was there anyway so I thought I may as well enter. There were two routes in the Quali and that means 2 times I got really pumped.... I finished 35th, but it was a good opportunity to see Chamonix (unbelievable busy but very pretty).

Thursday, 9 July 2009

WM China

On Saturday the 27/06/09 it was off to China. The 24 h travel to Xining was only the beginning. All the athletes were based at the same hotel complex. After the first day people started to feel really ill, suffering from headaches through to diarejrra. The symptoms spread like wild fire and infected at least 80% of all athletes within two days. From that point onwards my hot-bot-nuddle-soup diet started. But it was not all bad about China I had a pretty successful competition with a 12th place in bouldering and a 19th place in leading. Another favorite was the cheap markets, just that this was always linked with a crazy taxi ride...