Let’s make you a little bit smarter about the history of the sport you are doing! Let’s talk about climbing history, with Zofia Reych.
They have written a book about climbing history – although it’s not the typical kind of history book that you would expect.
Zofia connects for example social questions and historical facts with the climbing history and also tells their own climbing history in the book. And you will learn how the sport became what it is today.
So have fun with the talk with Zofia and if you like – read the book! It’s called “Born to Climb: From rock climbing pioneers to Olympic athletes”
Die Womens Bouldering Festival-Gründerin im Gespräch
Was passiert gerade in Fontainebleau? Wie geht es der Kletterszene in Frankreich? Welche Themen sind dort gerade wichtig?
Ich habe mit Zofia Reych gesprochen. Sie lebt in Fontainebleau und ist die Gründerin des Womens Bouldering Festivals. Sie hat mir ein Update aus dem wohl berühmtesten Boulderwald gegeben.
Ein Thema mit ihr war auch ein ganz aktuelles Problem: Eine Firma möchte in der Nähe von FB nach Öl bohren, was wahrscheinlich einschneidende Folgen für die Natur und Anwohner hätte. Dazu hat mir Zofia von einem besonderen persönlichen Projekt erzählt, für das sie in der Zeit des Lockdowns endlich Zeit hatte.
For the first time, this year in september, the Women’s Bouldering Festival took place in Fontainebleau. A dedicated boulderer, Zofia Reych, organized the event and I think it was a success. I had so much fun there, got to know some interesting women and I would like to tell you more about the event in this episode. You will also hear some of the participants opinions. I also tried to answer one question for myself: Why is there a need for female events in the bouldering scene? If you’ve listened to the episode, I’d be curious to hear what you think about it! And now have fun with this episode about the Women’s Bouldering Festival!
About the idea and organization of the Women’s Bouldering Festival
Zofia Reych is living a dream that a lot of boulderers and climbers have. She organizes her whole working life around climbing. She is a digital nomad, works completely online and travels to wherever she wants to climb outdoors. But that is not the only amazing fact about her life. She also is the organizer of the first ever Women’s Bouldering Festival in Fontainebleau! I have been to the Festival and of course I did not miss the chance to talk to Zofia. I am happy that she took the time even though she had lot’s of work to do before the Festival. Thank you Zofia – for the interview and also for all the effort you put into the Women’s Bouldering Festival!