Yesterday, Paul Robinson and girlfriend Alex Kahn packed their bags went to Charlotte Airport, boarded a plane and left the US. No, I don't think it was the 4th of July celebration that simply became too much, but rather an urge to explore what the world has to offer in terms of hard core bouldering.
"We plan to travel the world in search of the best rock that has been climbed and has yet to be discovered. We plan to climb in Africa, Asia, Europe, Australia, and most places in between. I have spent the last 21 years of my life confined to one nation, the USA. It has been amazing traveling the country climbing in all of its famous destinations while repeating and establishing climbs of my own. And now that I feel that I have completed a great portion of that climbing it is time to make the great exploration to the rest of the world and witness that, first hand."
Paul and Alex' first destination is Rocklands, South Africa, where he'll be staying until the end of August, before he settles down in his advanced basecamp, Innsbruck, Austria for a couple of years or so. If you want, you can follow his adventures on his new blog, but don't worry I'll be in regular contact with the man and keep you posted.