ali k

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Best Climbing Experience
too many to choose a best but these are some memorable ones (most recent first)

- watching the first sunrise of 2012 from 'la guerre sainte' in wadi rum. up there with 'fiesta' as a contender for the best multipitch sport route ever

- climbing on the naranjo de bulnes with a perfect cloud inversion below, following a week waiting in the cloud and rain [after an entire night of throwing up and stomach cramps, getting up at 4am and climbing for 12hrs was also THE worst climbing experience of my life!]

- 'fiesta de los biceps' at riglos. the best multipitch sport route in the world � �nuff said

- finishing salbit west ridge after a looong day climbing and a monumental epic the night before

- a week in cavallers with perfect weather, amazing granite, no people, and beautiful wild camping

- clipping the chains of 'kalea borroka' after months of effort � the route I had most wanted to do since arriving in siurana (and also my first F8b+)

- soloing 'electric blue' at rhoscolyn in the late evening sunshine at the end of a great day of on-sighting

- topping out on stetind (arctic norway) at midnight with a beautiful orange sunset/sunrise over the fjords...then rushing back down to the tent before the rain started

- flashing 'l�abbe resina' straight out of the car after driving through the night to font...then chilling for the rest of the morning in the forest with beer & pastries

- 'high noon' at caley. by no means my hardest, but probably the route I�d most wanted to on-sight

- first ever trip to font - young, psyched, crammed into a formula 1 with good mates and totally blown away by it

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The best multi-pitch sport route in the world? 'Fiesta de los biceps' (F7a), Riglos

The best multi-pitch sport route in the world? 'Fiesta de los biceps' (F7a), Riglos
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Under the stars. Above the clouds.

Under the stars. Above the clouds.
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Midnight sunset/sunrise on the summit of Stetind (1,392m), Norway.

Midnight sunset/sunrise on the summit of Stetind (1,392m), Norway.
© ali k

Climbers high above Riglos village on the Murciana route

Climbers high above Riglos village on the Murciana route
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Descending the ridge of Stetind in the early hours of the morning after completing the South Pillar (E1 5b).

Descending the ridge of Stetind in the early hours of the morning after completing the South Pillar (E1 5b).
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Mid-crux on 'Kalea Borroka' (F8b+), El Pati, Siurana

Mid-crux on 'Kalea Borroka' (F8b+), El Pati, Siurana
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jug hauling above the sea at the end of an awesome day with gorgeous evening sunlight...does it get any better than this?!

jug hauling above the sea at the end of an awesome day with gorgeous evening sunlight...does it get any better than this?!
© ali k

a long way still to go...on 'Kalea Borroka' (F8b+), El Pati sector, Siurana

a long way still to go...on 'Kalea Borroka' (F8b+), El Pati sector, Siurana
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