climbing is life


“Power balls”. Create simple gift for yourself or your climbing friend.

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Once I've already shown training wall for crimp climbing in the car made by myself. Here is the next do-it-yourself tip.

Long time ago I was in IKEA and saw there a candlestick. I immediately wanted to take it into hands. The moment I realized that I could remove the bottom, I saw in it sport equipment.

All you need is 2 candlesticks, 2 quick draws, piece of the rope.

Gelmanov Rustam, Гельманов Рустам

1) Remove bottoms from the candlesticks.
2) Remove one carabiner from each quick draw. Insert the loops into candlesticks.
3) Use piece of the rope to fix loops inside candlesticks. Put the bottoms into candlesticks.

The balls are very slippery. You need a lot of power to hang on them. You can always make it sharper by sandpaper. Candlesticks are made from aluminum and it is easy to work with.

Make your favorite work with pleasure, climb with pleasure!

New jeans from Salewa

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Last year I was testing prototype of Salewa jeans, so I was wearing them all year. This year I received final sample. I’m very pleased with the material, stylish design and emphasized features.

Place where power comes to me

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Second time I’m coming to Slovenia and I’m greeted with heart. One family from Cerklje na Gorenjskem (close to Ljubljana) helps me. Long time ago I wanted to find accommodation not in Ljubljana but somewhere not far from the city. I had a car and I could afford living close to the competition. That was a World cup in Log-Dragomer. I knew that competition is held in the neighborhood and booked accommodation in the neighborhood, but I made a small mistake and that place was on the opposite side((

This place is filled with heart, so next year I also came there. From that moment on I made friends with Julia and Tomaz, the owners of the Mama House. They kindly give me small room and follow my successes.

They always enlarge their Mama House. Of course, you can enlarge the place forever; especially if it brings you joy. The life goes on in hard work.

Tomaz made for me the board for pull ups. I attached few crimps to it. I brought weights there))) Sometimes kids of Julia and Tomaz are playing with it)))

I felled in love with Slovenia. Inspiration often comes to me in this small village.

I need 20-30 min to get to the training hall in Skifja Loka. The road is scenic in summer and winter.

First time I’m here in winter. I took my skis with me since I knew that skiing resort Krvavec is nearby. Turned out, Krvavec is extremely close, just couple if kilometers. Perfect place for relaxation after hard trainings.

Helsinki. Emotions.

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Hello everyone!

Might be that I dreamed about meeting like that. It happened the other way around than I dreamed. They found me themselves. Probably I’m just lucky))

Some time ago I received email saying something like: “Hi, I’m Henna. Do you want to come to Helsinki for couple of days? Will be fun!” Why not, decided I. At the end, I participated in competitions coinciding with the opening of the new climbing gym Boulderkeskus in Helsinki. After the comps I gave a talk where I said about my life, trainings and a bit about everything. Also I showed couple of exercises. I’m very glad, that was my first performance like that in English.

Huge spacious climbing gym with lots of facilities. The length of the overhang of one of the modules is incredible. You can easily train lead here even though it is a boulder gym. Impressions from the climbing gym are very positive. I’m a bit envy, I would happily train there for the competitions ((

Rustam Gelmanov, Jernej Kruder

Boulderkeskus is the place where I could spend all day long.

Thanks to Jernej Kruder for the problems. He knows the difficult problems for me)))

Thanks to incredibly wonderful people Henna and Jarmo. World rests on such people.