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Casa de Pedra – 15 Years

Casa de Pedra – 15 Years

A week of celebrations! Casa de Pedra, our sponsor and partner from the beginning of this project has just celebrated 15 years of operations. They are more than just important for us, both in terms of the project as a whole, though also the whole of adventure sports in Brazil. For us and for many […]

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Return to Pedra Bela

Return to Pedra Bela

Sunday was our final opportunity to go rock climbing out in the open before our coming trip to Bolivia, and we used it by going with the guys from Casa de Pedra to Pedra Bela, a couple of hours away from the city, near a place called Braganca. We had been there once before on […]

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Climbing at Salesopolis…

Climbing at Salesopolis…

… In the wet… It wasn’t raining very hard: it was what Brazilians call “garoa” – a soft drizzle which got a little harder every now and then, but also occasionally had a few breaks in for a bit of soft sunlight to come through the clouds. Difficult conditions, especially for newbie climbers like Natalia […]

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It’s been so long…

Busy Climbing! Leading Horseman's at the Gunks.

It’s been so long since I last wrote a blog post. I’ve been going from busy with work to busy with personal matters and back and forth again. All while trying to keep up with this project, which, as Ben has mentioned, is a full time job in and of itself. Regardless, what have I […]

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Why all the rock climbing?

Holding on

Almost every day, the team members are training general climbing skills at the climbing wall at the gym, and they are frequently going out to locations in the countryside in Brazil and the United States to practice in the natural environment. Norm has just got back from climbing at the Gunks, Natalia and I will […]

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Finally, some rock climbing!

Natalia - Up to the great beyond

Yesterday was out first proper climbing session, out in the open at a place called Pedra Bela, about 100km north of Sao Paulo city. The rock stands out about 60 metres high at the top of a hill in a rather picturesque area, and there is a church on top of it. It is quite […]

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On the climbing wall again

On the climbing wall again

So after a lunch at Roperto’s in Bixiga (very good food, incidentally, though it would be nice if they could say what is and what is not included in the price… not much at all for example, but simple things like bread… hmmm ah well, maybe am being petty, but it was a little surprise!)… […]

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