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Catamaran rock climbing in the Calanques

Join Belgian instructor Christophe and sail along the Calanques, a rocky coast from Marseille to Cassis. A 5-day trip to improve your rock climbing skills.

Duration5 days
Offer periodMay, Jun, Sep, Oct
Skill LevelBeginner
Fitness LevelOccasional
Type of tripNot specified

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An amazing and unique 5-day course to explore one of the most beautiful climbing sites in Europe: the Calanques massif. Behind the Marseilleveyre mount these small, narrow, elongated bays lie. They are surrounded by stony peaks and turquoise blue waters.

The Calanques cover the rocky coast from Marseille to Cassis and it is usually considered “a playground” for all levels of climbers. This time I want to invite you to sail the waters and find wild rock walls, according to your level. The catamaran will allow us to enjoy the idyllic atmosphere of the site and explore the most remote sides of the creeks!

This 5-day program in the Calanques will be designed depending on the experience and expectations of participants. From beginners to experts I can offer a custom trip and make you improve or learn the most important safety and progression techniques. In addition, we’ll also practice:
– Lead climbing,
– Rope climbing,
– Relaying,
– Abseiling,
– Rescue and self rescue techniques,
– Sport, long and multi-pitch route climbing with overhead crossings over the sea.

As for the requirements, all participants must prove a regular rock climbing practice and elementary experience on the cliffs.

Now, send me a request to book your trip. I’ll be waiting for you and the Calanques will too!

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Please plan to book the trip at least 2 weeks in advance.

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About the guide

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I discovered the mountain with my parents at a young age thanks to hiking and alpine skiing. Around 12 years old, I started climbing, and it rapidly became a real passion, allowing me to live moments of intense adventure and escape. I dedicated most of my free time to it, which allowed me to reach a good level fast.

The Wallonie rocks, and particularly Freyr, are a great school to train for walls abroad like the large walls in Verdon, the Calanques and Chamonix. My passion took me then to alpinism, ski touring, ice climbing, canyoning. After my studies, I took 2 long initiating travels to Latin America, traveling the Andes range from Ecuador to Patagonia, by foot and cycling, down the Southern route. This exceptional experience woke up a new passion in me: traveling, discovering large spaces, different cultures and civilisations, to meet others and to get to know myself.

After sharing this passion with my friends and family, I discovered the urge to make of it a real profession. I started studying to become a climbing and alpinism instructor (UPMM certification). My studies in Physical Education and Physiotherapy gave me extra knowledge of physiology, pedagogy and traumatology.

I supervised my first climbing and alpinism trainings in the Club Alpin Belge. I then became a teacher at the CAB - a Federation for many educations destined for members, future instructors and physical education teachers. I was hired at the Federation-CAB as an education coordinator in 2003, then technical director in 2005. The 7 years spent at the CAB strengthened my technical, pedagogical and management abilities. In 2011, I decided to change my orientation and return to the "field", working again in the organisation of trainings, trips, expeditions...

My motto: professionalism, friendliness and above all pleasure!


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