Yepp, here we are again, in Siurana in Spain, climbing sport. Weather is been good and sunny and quite cold, that means superb friction. Days goes quickly and weeks feels like weekends, there is interesting new people to meet and old surprises as well.
The road to Spain is been long. In october I was planning to do some alpine climbing in the Alps but ended up bouldering in Fontainebleau. The french forest was beautiful and the boulders were better than I remembered. A big plus was the bright blue sky for the whole week. After Font we drove back to the Alps but continued to Ceüse and Verdon for sportclimbing for some weeks soon after. Lots of reading and easy living.
In the beginning of November I went back to the Alps and Chamonix. Norwegian Climbing Association had organized a girls camp, and I was one of the ten other lucky ones to participate. We did some iceclimbing, drytooling and alpine climbing high up. Some days the weather was not too good and we stayed down in the valley sportclimbing, iceskating, swimming, drinking wine, wrestling and talking endlessly. It was so much fun, thank you girls!
After the camp I again sat in a car with Dave and danish Jack and we drove to Targasonne in the Pyrenees. Plan was to do some bouldering but on the second day it started to snow. So we left Targa and drove to Andorra to visit Daves friend Alvaro. The snowstorm lasted two days. Swimming pool in Odiro was a great escape. Sauna was almost as good as back home in Finland.
Anyway, after the snowstorm I drove back to Targa to boulder two more days and it was all dry and very good. So much space there in that wide valley between France and Spain. A beautiful place.
Back in Andorra we packed the car again and drove to Siurana. Daves little Ford was getting tired and we got problems with breaks (big noise, maybe a rat) and reverse stopped to work (maybe an other rat). But we got to the camp and now it’s all good. Here all the climbing is at walking distance so the car can rest.
So this is it, a climbers life. Lots of driving, music, books, time for thought, social, outdoors, rock and boulders, movement and sore muscles.