melissa i strong
rock climber, writer, photographer, working on life daily
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For years I have dreamed about visiting the granite blocks in Switzerland and now it is finally happening. I am very grateful for these 51 days in this beautiful land! Feb 27-April 19 2015!
Adam and I traveled to France for his first Fontainebleau trip! We met up with good friends Kevin Cuckovich and Logan Smith and rented a beautiful, large, cold (because we did not want to pay too much for heat) house in Larchant, France. And yes I got my ass handed to me again but I expect nonetheless in the almighty Forrest!
South Africa 2005
Back when The Rocklands in South Africa was starting to become discovered/known for climbing we decided to venture there. Adam and I had met the summer of 2004 and were planning our trip as we planned our wedding. Lots of newness all around! That winter we worked in Colorado saving our money as we froze attempting to climb in the Poudre Canyon in frigid temps. This was Adam's first winter not going to Hueco in many years and my last winter of not calling Hueco home away from home.
The girls return to Fontainebleau! We rented the The Real Thing gîte--"Look Ben horses!" (pictures were all all on film transfered to disk years ago). Dream trip part deux -- I still got my ass handed to me! Oh Font how I love you!
My first overseas climbing trip!! How I dreamed and planned! Inspired as many were by The Real Thing climbing video. I trained my heart out (relative to my time in climbing) and planed a dream trip to Fontainebleau France with my best girl friends! (Pictures were all on film--will try to get them on the site soon!). And got my ass handed to me as I do every time since I have gone to Fontainebleau :)