The last days of August, announcing the end of the holidays but it's also time for Kotečnik. This time I was leading the camp for the third year in a raw and I found it every year better. The largest team so far was also the strongest. 18 youth climbers from 8 to 16 years was gathered from different parts of Slovenia and even five girls from Croatia.
|International team in action, Martina, Maša and Jani.|
Despite the variable weather we climb six days out of seven and had some sunny moments almost every day. Our days started with morning jogging and some exercises, continued with good breakfast which was followed by whole day climbing. After an exhausting day we afford a delicious dinner at farm Tratnik where was our camp base. Before falling asleep we played some games or watching climbers movies. On rest day we made cycling tour to Šmohor and for award got an ice cream.
|Cycling tour on Šmohor.|
Every day we were breaking our personal records and enjoys in every single move. Noa climbed some 6a, Nik, Maša, Alice and Luna did their first 6b, Živa did 6b, Žiga and Matevž climb many 6c+ and Bor did his first 6c+ after just a half year of climbing. Also Martina and only 8-years old Lucija did their first 6c+. Vana repeated her hardest route graded 7a+ and Lan repeated his hardest 7b. Kristina improved from 6c+ to 7b in 6 days. Ema send two 7b+ and many easier routes. Amazing Anej did Kraftwerk 7b+ on sight despite his short height and Jogananda 7c in second try. 12 years old Jani from Croatia send her hardest route so far Alkotest 7c+! The most epic ascent did Jaka who managed to climb CSN 8a+ in last try on last day after falling from the last holds 4 times!
We completed unforgettable climbing camp with satisfaction and big motivation for new challenges. I enjoyed like never before and cant wait to meet my kids again in September on our training. This year we will be psyched, stronger and better than ever!
|Ema and Kristina.|
|Epic ascent of Jaka in CSN.|
|Jani in Alkotest 7c+.|
|Lan in Zlata streha 7b.|
|Lucija with kitty.|
|Instructor Luka in Guernica.|