Alps, Dolomites, Mont Blanc, Provence
Posted by White Lightning on May 6, 2009
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City or Place: Castel Guelfo di Bologna
Categories: Gym/Training, Hiking, Ice Climbing, Mountaineering, Rock Climbing, Skiing, Social
Partner Status: Want Partners
My name is Matt and I am looking for climbing partners. I am American living in Bologna studying Italian. Not sure where, but I will be in Europe until sometime in the fall. I don't have any plans yet but I am working on it.
Here is a little about my experience. I have climbed quite a bit in the US. I went to college Colorado and climbed there. Also in New York state. I have lead up to grade 3 ice but have no experience with glacier travel. Last summer I was leading 5.9 YDS trad climbing. 5.10 sport. With me in Italy I have a full trad rack, draws, helmet, ice tools, crampons, mountaineering boots, snow clothing, and other small things. Don't have a rope though.
My intention is to climb a lot in the Alps. Particularly alpine rock, but also mountaineering. Really am up for anything. Destinations I am really keen for are the Dolomites, Mont Blanc area Chamonix Courmayeur, rock climbing in Provence, the Calanques, and Val Masino Alps.
Last weekend I went to Cortina. Too much snow to really do anything but hike around a little. It was my first time in the Alps. Actually the week of May 18 to May 23, I am taking a week off from school. Looking to climb as much as possible. It will be too early for a lot of things but maybe mountaineering and snow climbs. Maybe climbing at lower elevations. Am willing to travel some else in in Europe too.
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