BD athlete Nico Favresse redpoints 8c+ in Siurana and then heads off to Venezuelan tepui
Black Diamond athlete Nico Favresse sent us the following email, shortly before he departed for his next big adventure: establishing a multi-pitch route on the Amuri tepui in Venezuela. Sounds like had some good "training" days in Siurana and is primed for the challenges ahead! (All Siurana photos by Bernado Gimenez.)
From: Nicolas Favresse
Subject: Off to the jungle!
Date: February 7, 2012 2:23:43 PM MST
We just landed in Venezuela. We are super excited! We have just finished buying all our food and last supplies to go off into the wild jungle for 45 days of complete autonomy. Tomorrow morning, we take a small plane that will fly us over the Gran Sabana and drop us in the small Amazonian village of Yunek located at the heart of the tepuis. Four days of hiking will lead us to our monster big wall. Let's hope he is not too mean to us!
At least I spent the last couple months working on my fitness sport climbing in Siurana, Spain and the shape seems good. This winter has been incredibly dry and warm so it was perfect! It was amazing because day after day I kept feeling stronger and the last couple weeks I gained some confidence for this trip by sending some nice projects of mine: Lola Corwin (8c), Pati Noso (8c), L'odi Social (8c)+ and Chikane (8c+).
Unfortunately I had to leave Siurana with some painfully close unfinished business. But at least I have a good excuse to go back to Siurana and enjoy this beautiful place. Now it's time for a wild adventure;)
Thanks for the support