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The Greek King of the Calanques, Emperor of the Dolomites (1923-2004).

George Livanos, a great alpinist who was born in Marseille of France with a Greek  father and grandfather. A Pure amateur mountaineer, he put more than  25,000 pitons, opened 500 routes in the historical and magical place of Les Calanques of Marseille, 40 in the Dolomites, a score in the Alps and repeated many major routes in the Alps and Dolomites. Many of the great names of Alpinism […]

Beautiful Les Calanques. French Fjords of the Mediterranean

Les Calanques is one of those destinations that everyone has been dreaming to visit. This area offers picture-perfect bullet-proof sun-lit white limestone above the crystal blue waters of the French Mediterranean. Set between Cassis and Marseille, this 12-mile cliff band […]

Climbing Vs Ballet: Do they go together?

A few weeks ago I re-discover ballet. A ballet teacher from Russia married with a Kalymnian man, moved to kalymnos many years ago and owns a ballet school. We decided with some of my very good friends and climbing partners to […]

Dave Macleod’s book. Make or Brake: Don’t let climbing injuries dictate your success

Recently I bought Dave Macleod’s book and I was happily surprised to find out a lot of answers to difficult decisions about […]

My best climbing destination in Greece is Kalymnos

Treat yourself and visit this amazing island! kalymnos climbing guidebook is one of the most well designed climbing topos I have ever seen.  Every climber should have this on their bookshelf. […]

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