I had a meeting today…
I was caught in the moment of explaining what climbing community is…
How to describe all images that pass through my mind in few seconds?
How to explain that you meet a stranger at the sea, and you went climbing with him next day. He was playing with your one-year-old while you were fighting in a route. How to explain that you will be grateful for the rest of your life for that few minutes with the rock.
How to explain that you invite that same stranger at your home to show him your beautiful nature and climbing areas. How to explain that he invited you to go on climbing expedition with him knowing that you will bring your three-year-old with you.
I have a friends, they are comming at our place almost every sunny weekends. They are funny, they have a free weekend for climbing. They are workers as well. In magazines, rope access, architects, cookers, travelers, construction workers, scientists, film makers, teachers, students, doctors, directors, pro climbers, parents, …
How to explain that you love them not because of work they do and money they make, but because of what they are. People who inspire me every day.
How to explain that you will help them with no charge just because you know them and they fill your life with happiness.
I have a friend. She has one crazy super idea for web site. I helped her as much as I could. She meets a climber who is pro at the area I was trying to help her with. He will help her better than I will. I was happy because of that as much as she was. It’s one hell of a job for realize that great idea and it’s easier when you have people who support you.
I have a friends. I was teaching them basics of climbing and helped them with their first steps on a rock. They are still here in every moment of my life. I would do everything for them.
I have a friends. They are pro climbers and they don’t act like that. They are funny, motivating and dedicated. I have something to learn.
I have a friend. He is developing climbing were ever he can. Of course, after day job.
I have a friends. They are climbers.
How to explain that big things are not happening because of the money?