my summer so far
I’ve done a lot since the last update I wrote. At first I was one week in Innsbruck training at Tivoli and in Imst, after that I was two days in Zurich, and then I went to Chamonix for the first lead world cup this year. After that I went with some friends to Ceuse for four days, and then to Briancon for the second world cup. I have been travelling for about three weeks, and it has been great. Training in Innsbruck and Imst was amazing, and I’m looking forward to our national team training camp there in August!
The amzing wall in Imst
Competing in the two world cups have been a lot of fun, and it also gave me a lot of motivation. But my performance was not the best. In Chamonix I had a bad day, and nothing seemed to work. I dropped my feet in the first route, and in the second I sort of gave up. But in Briancon everything felt really good. In my first route I climbed well, but I managed to mess up my feet and fell before i got too tired. It felt good, and I knew I could do a lot better in the second route. Starting as number 53 out of 54 is not necessarily a good thing, especially when it’s raining. The holds were so greezy, and when I took a crimp and started pulling, my hand popped right off. Doing ten moves on a route I could have done very well on, was not so much fun. Popping off like that is frustrating, because you use so much time thinking of what you could have done differently, but during the competition, everything felt really good, and there is nothing I could have done different on that route. At least it felt good, and I will take all the experiences with me.
I was in Ceuse between the two comps, and it was amazing, as always. This was my third time there, and I was just as surprised of the beautiful surroundings as I was the first time in 2009. And the climbing. I wasn’t too focused on sending routes, because the important thing for this trip was just to climb a lot, and preferably different routes. So I tried a lot of routes, some I had done before and some were new. The few days we had there was amazing, and I will return when I have more time and less competitions!
Perfect Ceuse and sunset in paradise
I’ve now been travelling around in central Europe for about three weeks, and it’s good to be home again. I hope I will manage to get some good and hard sessions before I leave for the next EYC in Imst next Friday. My next trip starts with the youth comp in Imst, then stay for some days in Innsbruck before the world cup, also in Imst. We have a week of training camp in Imst and Innsbruck after the world cup, and after that I will head home for some days before we leave for the world championship in SINGAPORE.
Wish you all a GREAT summer!