The North Face Kalymnos Climbing Festival
- Thursday 18th September 2014
A gathering of climbers and legends in a celebration of international climbing culture
The North Face Kalymnos Climbing Festival 2014 program has been announced.
This edition takes a refreshing approach with the invitation of various Sport Climbing legends that were at the forefront of the sport in the 1980s and 1990s.
Representing nations from around the globe, Sport Climbing legends will join fellow climbers for four days of all things climbing. They can be acknowledged as the original explorers of this discipline and the pioneers in the development of modern Sport Climbing. Among the climbing legends are John Dunne (United Kingdom), Jean-Baptiste Tribout (France), Yuji Hirayama (Japan), Beat Kammerlander (Austria), Maurizio ‘Manolo’ Zanolla (Italy), Gerhard Hörhager (Austria) and Patxi Arocena (Spain).
The North Face Kalymnos Climbing Festival offers an action packed program that includes the annual climbing marathon competition open to all climbers of any level, a Legends Story Telling Night, the climbers’ beach party and a Deep Water Soloing Boat Trip with The North Face athletes. With sunshine in abundance, breathtaking routes on limestone rocks and amazing sea views, the festival will ensure the attendance of some of the world's best athletes and re-create the same unique atmosphere that was already established in the first two editions.
This year’s festival includes a new initiative by The North Face. For each registered attendee, the company will replace one potentially unsafe bolt on the island for a new one. This is part of the ‘1 climber = 1 bolt’ initiative, with which The North Face® and its athletes want to give something back to the island and its community. This will enable safe climbing on the crags of Kalymnos for many years to come.
The North Face Kalymnos Climbing Festival takes place on Kalymnos, Greece, from 9th till 12th October 2014 and will be supported By JEEP for the third successive year.
Festival Program 2014
Wednesday Oct 08th
11am - 10pm: Climbing Marathon and Deep Water Solo official registration @ Festival Base Camp at Elena Village in Masouri
Thursday Oct 09th
11am - 10pm: Climbing Marathon and Deep Water Solo official registration
7.30PM: The North Face Kalymnos Climbing Festival Official Opening @ Festival Base Camp at Elena Village in Masouri
Friday Oct 10th
8am - 1pm: Climbing Marathon and Deep Water Solo official registration @ Festival Base Camp at Elena Village in Masouri
9am - 6pm: OPEN Marathon and BIG Marathon - Day 1
9.30 PM: Legends Seaside Story Teller’s night. Exploration and adventure stories. @ Festival Base Camp at Elena Village in Masouri
Saturday Oct 11th
9am - 5pm: Legends Invitational Event
9AM - 6PM: OPEN Marathon and BIG Marathon Day 2
8.30PM - 10.30PM: Greek dinner
10.30 PM: Prize giving ceremony@ Festival Base Camp at Elena Village in Masouri
11.30 PM: Beach Party with Live DJ set @ Masouri Beach
Sunday Oct 12th
11am - 4pm: Deep Water Solo Boat Trip with The North Face athletes
More information on the Kalymnos Climbing Festival can be found at: http://kalymnos.thenorthfacejournal.com