Wednesday, 13 August 2008

Bornholm Deepwater Climbing Festival

Big things have been happening over in Denmark! The Bornholm Deepwater Climbing Festival has now finished, and it looks like the guys and girls had a grate day. Two artificial walls were erected above lake Hammers√łen were a number of brave competitors (i.e the water looked a bit chilly) attempted some very challenging lines. The DWS competition was won by the British climber Steve McClure and Robin Vickery of Denmark, both reached the top in the super final. The female final was won by Stine √ėstergaard of Denmark. Check out the video which was produced by TV/2 Bornholm.

Anders (one of the event organisers) had this to say. “Besides the competition the festival guests were very active on the cliffs of Bornholm. New boulder problems were done, and old classic routes were repeated. It was a fantastic festival, and as one of the organizers I can surely say that it is an experience to remember. This is the first time we have done this on Bornholm, but definitely not the last”.

Also see check out these photos
Steve McClure's Blog for more info.

Looks forward to seeing what’s in store for next year!!.

Nice one guys!!

Photos: courtesy of Martin Paldan