Guided Adventure in the Verdon Gorge

Patrick Edlinger 1960 - 2012

Posted on 2012-11-16 - filed under verdon

The iconic figure of Verdon climbing in the 1980s passed away today.
Although less visible on the climbing circuit in recent years, the legacy of his films "Opera Vertical" and "La Vie au Bout des Doigts" really immortalised the beauty and artistry of pure rock climbing movement and inspired a whole generation including myself to aspire to his mastery of vertical balance.

The following extract from "Opera Vertical" speaks more than words, confirming the feeling that I have never seen anyone move with such grace and control on these high technical walls.

Going out to climb something now in tribute to this great man.


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