Seb Berthe and Hugo Parmentier put a pretty crazy idea into action last week: Within one day they climbed one hundred 7A boulders in the French bouldering mecca of Fontainebleau and covered the distance in between by bike (70 kilometers) and on foot.
Stringing together several climbing routes and climbing adventures by fair means are very popular. Also the two professional climbers Seb Berthe and by Hugo Parmentier have been inspired by this approach and last week in the woods of Fontainebleau implemented their mega project of pulling one hundred 7A boulders and cycling or jogging the distance in between.
As far as daylight reaches
On May 14th at 4.30 am the French-Belgian climbing duo started their adventure north of Rocher Canon. Since climbing in the forests of Fontainebleau is only allowed during daylight, they put their hands on a boulder for the first time at 5.30 a.m.
99 delicate, breathtaking and classic boulders later, Hugo Parmentier and Seb Berthe found themselves in Nemours in the south of the area. In between, they covered 70 kilometers in the saddle and numerous running meters between the blocks.
Inspiration for zero-carbon adventures
With their project, Hugo Parmentier and Seb Berthe want one thing above all: to inspire other climbers to do the same and start their own local projects with low CO2 emissions. Their adventure will be featured at the upcoming Mountains on Stage film festival.
If you want to learn more about climbing by fair means, go to ecopointclimbing.com lots of information and plenty of inspiration from the community. The website is on the initiative of the climber Lena Marie Muller was created and is supported by IG Klettern und Bergsport Allgäu as well as by various mountain sports brands.
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