Guided Adventure in the Verdon Gorge

Robin Brooke and Paula Ryan (UK/NZ)

Posted on 2012-05-14 - filed under testimonials

"What an amazing climbing venue, which somehow lived up to the pretty high expectations we had set, but what really made our first visit something we won't forget was Alan. Deep local knowledge, understated personality, infectious energy, huge experience and skills, bucket loads of passion for climbing and the Verdon; along with patience, coaching, and great judgement - makes for a perfect combination to introduce you to the best of the magical Verdon, improve your climbing skills, and dream up new objectives for the future.
My girlfriend and I spent five days with Alan in May, we've a reasonable amount of experience leading to F6a outdoor in the UK, but were looking for someone who could help us maximise the time, give us confidence in the intimidating situations, and help get the best from our first visit.
Each day Alan struck the perfect balance of challenge and realism, coaching along the way, taking us to the pick of some classic routes including some very long and sustained , often aided by his 200m static line allowing for some unforgettable descents into the gorge and getting early access to routes. We've come away stronger, better climbers, with some amazing memories, and some of Alan's infectious passion.
Looking forward to another opportunity to climb with you again,
Robin & Paula."

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