Of course, there were a few stops in between. After picking up our Mercedes Benz diesel Viansos at the airport, we may have circumnavigated the airport at least once in our attempts to find the A6 south...
We're on board the RER, heading back to Charles de Gaulle to pick-up stored luggage and mini-vans after a whirlwind 20 hours in Paris.
Between 11:30am yesterday (when we arrived at our hotel), and this morning, we:
walked under the Eiffel Tower and had a picnic lunch in Trocadero Garden
saw the Arc de Triump, Arc de Carrousel, and the (outside of the) Louvre
walked across Pont Neuf to Ile de La Cite, and ate shaved ices in the...
France is considered, particularly by the French, as the birthplace of modern climbing. It is also host to the 2009 World Youth Climbing Championships. Really, what better reasons to go?
We’ve trained hard, and fundraised even harder, and thanks to the generous support of the local community, we head to la belle pays on August 11th. If you like climbing, or think the Boulders is a great place, or if you are a parent who is...
I was wrong about Ashleigh not being able to compete in speed finals today. Because the finals are a "bracket" elimination process, they needed her in so they had enough climbers to make a group of 4.
Maegan was eliminated from her first round (when the group went from 16 to 8), as was Natasha.
Liam wasn't able to participate because things were running a bit late and he had a plane to catch.
Ashleigh placed 4th in...
Here are the results for the speed climbing qualifiers - proof that the 3 minute lesson developed by Team Canada replaces months of training.
Justin - 3rd, moves on to finals
Liam - 6th, moves on to finals
Vernon - 9th, missed finals by one spot
Maegan Kelleway - 7th place, moves on to speed finals
Natasha - moves on to speed finals and
Ben is just way too cool to speed climb.
Because I have to leave for home before the...