Guided Adventure in the Verdon Gorge

Honeymoon in the Verdon!

Posted on 2014-10-01 - filed under verdon

Photo: Rachel, calm and concentrated on 'Tanti Auguri' 6c
Rachel, calm and concentrated on 'Tanti Auguri' 6c

Very honoured to be able to help make newly weds Shaddow and Rachel Ayala's honeymoon an occasion they will never forget on the big wild walls of the Verdon.
Shaddow and I had already briefly met some years ago on a bouldering road trip in Bishop California. When he contacted me this summer with the news that he was getting married and specifically coming to the Gorge for a special climbing Honeymoon trip I immediately remembered him and was psyched
to be his guide and organise the logistics of filming and photographing them on 2 of the Verdon's more
'out there' short routes - "Tanti Auguri" 6c and in the short video below, Shaddow climbing the massively exposed

"Baiser Sanglant" 6c+.


Posted on 2014-06-16 - filed under testimonials

Photo: Rachel DeHaan 'way out there' above the Verdon on Pichenibule
Rachel DeHaan 'way out there' above the Verdon on Pichenibule

This past weekend of climbing was an absolute dream come true and I owe it all to the incredibly chill and crazily talented, Alan Carne. Alan has been climbing in the Verdon Gorge since he
hitch-hiked here from England when he was 18 and he hasn't lost one ounce of his passion for climbing and fascination with the amazing gorge he now calls home.

I will never forget the amazing climbs and hope to, like Alan, stay geeked about this amazing world
and keep climbing on it.

Rachel DeHaan  ( Grand Rapids USA) 16 June 2014

'Joy in the Verdon'

Posted on 2014-06-16 - filed under verdon

Photo: \'Wide is Love\' 6a
\'Wide is Love\' 6a

Joy in the Verdon!!! Young Rachel DeHaan experiencing the 'big air' for the first time and taking it all in her stride this weekend.

'Plein gaz'above the gorge on the immaculate 'Wide is Love' 6a
and 'Pichenibule' 6a.

Nice one Graham !!!

Posted on 2014-05-19 - filed under news


Graham Baxter still standing after 32 pitches and 1100m of climbing in the Verdon over 4 days!

'La Demande' 6a

'Serie Limite' 7a

'Pichenibule'/'Mangoustine Scatophage' combination 6c+

'Diedre des Rappels' 6b+ trad

'Wide is Love' 6a