lundi 11 mai 2015

ADREX : Interview

""I don't want to change my handicap at all"" 

lundi 4 mai 2015

WILD ONE: promotional 2

Last year, after to have published one movie on my Vimeo account, I got a "like" from a woman. This woman makes some animations, she is freelancer. I fell in love with these simple animations because mostly like I say : it is simple.
I contacted her around october/november 2014. I ordered a new visual to promote differently my WILD ONE film.
My disappointment is when I realized that kids can't really understand what means the teaser. This way is the most simple visual to attract them just because this is by them that the handicap opinion will change all around the world. No discrimination by the color skin, religion, the handicap and etc.

Children are the best messengers to catch the reality.

Wild One from Laura Dumitru on Vimeo.

Laura Dumitru worked for six month because I was always hard to get on the phone, But she made it. If you want see her works, don't hesitate one second and go for it :

I think I have not to talk more about her talent and how the simple animation makes more sensitive my film. I wrote the poetry in 2006 for my first short movie (still not translated): Singularity. It was an universal for the world. After it, in 2009 during my Evolution Tour, I stopped in France in the famous Natural Games where I was invited by the DJEMDI band. They gave me the opportunity to sing and to jungle the fire on the stage front, at least, 20 000 people.

It was my best experience ever. Thankfully,. I had a second opportunity to show up my poetry in my own movie "WILD ONE" that you should watch once in your life.

From my heart and my soul, all my congratulations to Laura Dumitru and Cristian Simion to release my prophesy.

vendredi 24 avril 2015

Fontainebleau: season february/march 2015

Hello my friends,

Yes I know I forgot to write you a report about what I am doing. Yes! What I am doing?
After my trip from Oman (Emirates Arabic) I just had a time to install my stuff in my new home. It is a big deal but it doesn't mean yet that I am living as a social person. I am not ready yet and I have still some trips in my mind for this 2015 year. I just stayed only 3 days at home and I find out that Font is calling me to test some pieces of boulders. To be honest I did not expect to crush lines and sure a really hard one. I just got flows about my climbing. In Oman  I met a good friend that already I met during the Petzl Road Trip in Balle Herculane. Read Macadam is my life coach right now but not just. I want explain to you that even I am a rock climber for 21 years I still need some advices for my practice. I explained you on the last post that it is not so important to run after grades of difficulties. Also it is not important to show up your abilities to do one pull up with one arm or to to the best test strength ever if you don't know how to climb. At the end, my philosophy is to realize why I climb. On this topic, I realized and recognized that I spent almost all 20 years to prove that I am a good climber.
You will ask me : why to do that?

Somewhere with threes

As you know my history made in the Wild One documentary, my life was not so easy and I had bad reflexes as every one like to feel a less person. I will not talk about loves and etc. I just point my finger on my main  topic of the day. With Read, we explored in an undiscovered place with tones and tones of stone. At the end we had some much to climb that I become lost. After to send the "Squirrel" project I got this new feeling of the climbing. At least I fall again in the love. It means that I don't have anymore the problem to prove my climbing because I realized I will never climb a 8A boulder. So why to convince me I could or I could crush all the time the 6A problem because I sent one 7A in my life. Climbing is not mathematics and it isn't easy every day because the injuries, the envies,etc.
Until the time I admitted I just wanted to prove to my biologic parents that they can have some regrets to abandon an handicapped person and also I fell I had prove to my adopt parents I am not a lazy person. At the end, I solved this big tension I put to myself with those points.
I just do remember now that I read long time ago a simple book about Patrick Edlinger who said " Climbing is only 20% of efforts and 80% of the mentality. Not so far he was right!

After this new knowledge I went fast to Font with just in my mind this idea to climb and to climb, even just easy boulders. In Font, even easiest problems are weird sometimes. What a big suprise for me? Every day I was crushing the project day or to send by on-sight some red problems which for me it is already a performance. Every day I got the smiles to be in the wood, to fight with the temperatures (day'n night) and to enjoy. I just fell again by the beauty f this sport. How incredible is to feel your body. How so cool you feel your biceps, abdominals, legs, shoulders, fingers in the pain. I love it and I know it!

during the Said Belhaj's filming...Left to right : Said, sweedish friends, Neil Hart and Nalle Hukkataival

After 1 week to adapt myself with the sand stone I looked around one of my dream is to climb the easiest problem in Vallee de la Mee where all the 8B are around. In 2007, I went once with Stephan Denys. He pushed me on holds but I fell that this problem is too hard for me. Last year during my four month trip in Font I went only one time to try. Funny or not, I couldn't do at all the first movement.
This 2015 year and without any expectation I crushed in 2 hours this amazing problem and yes I can say I am proud. I am proud to push my limits and to have now : a life coach, a trainer and a kine.

After it, I kept these nice energies to crush more problems as fast as I am writing now. hihihiii
My best moments are on the trying some boulders like :
- Satan Ma bite (Roche aux Oiseax) 7A. Only one missing movement which is the crux but not impossible
- Entre-Toit (Franchard Isatis) : 6c/7A : Need to be stronger on the last crimps but sure I need longer arms ;-). Close to crush.
- Big Jim : As I wish to reach the end!!! Sometimes this problem look to hard for now but I have a lot of progression since last year. More years or more long arms??
- my "big five" in Petit Bois : Unexpected day when I sent 5 red problems. Only one is good for me but 5 was surprising.


Talking about the climbing is good but there is something else that a brand -can't say the name- organize every year a collecting trash. It could be better not to organize it but the fact is the reality is the mess. One day we went to Bas Cuvier and we saw -maybe not sure- 100 climbers around the Carnage to Marie-Rose. Truly the climbing is become year after year a popular sport but for which consequences. So many people around (like me) that the trash is everywhere. But I don't want to blame just climbers because it is not always the guilty ones. I think we should have a cooperation with the administration for the forest, majors and to plan a solid organization to have not full of shit. I was thinking about organic toilets but who will be in the charge? Good transition to explain also I saw couple times some  "pampers" on the floor at 20 metres of the parking. How parents can do it ? Curious I am!
It was also the time we met again with Fred Nicole and Mary after our first meeting in 2009 in switzerland during my Evolution Tour 2009. We always kept in touch and it was really a big pleasure to see you guys.
  With Mary and Fred Nicole

Finally I will close my mouth and I will just finish by : Climbing is my life and it is my blood.
Climbing video Philippe Ribiere Bleau 2015 from Info RIBIERE on Vimeo.

After one week to be home, I climb around Casteljau's place but I more spend my time to write my book.

Enjoy the movie and Be Good!!

Philippe RIBIERE

samedi 21 mars 2015

PLANETGRIMPE : interview

here you can found a french interview in the Planetgrimpe's webasite

mardi 17 mars 2015


For the 28th march I will be in Sezana to make a lecture for the PLUS CLIMBING gym.
If you want see a good presentation, with nice pictures, nice movies and funny stories, come on with us. I promise you some laughing that you will not stop.
if you come you will climb on t!

Kraška Grifjada vol. 4 from Stripe Visuals on Vimeo.

See you the 28th march in Sezana


Philippe Ribiere

samedi 28 février 2015

Lost in Arabia Episode 2

After the last diary about the "Lost in Arabia" expedition with Read MAcadam, Miguel Wills, Dan Bates and I went for an undiscovered place of boulder.
Unfortunately I can't show any picture until we will finish the movie that Miguel filmed. For sure what I can tell you now it is that I had the honor to visit this wild place to crush a lot of first ascents.

After to test couple pieces of boulders in Kubra where I sent a 6b flashed. After, I went to see another one that I saw during the approach. The boulder was front of me like to ask me "Can you climb this one"? For sure on the first view I thought just to climb by couple tries and the history will be done. In fact, it didn't happen like I expected. I got the arrogant motivation to pretend to climb so easy this one but I spent 4 days to make it. My partners of climbing did it so easy because they are tall enough and at this end it is just - obviously- an easy boulder like 6A. On my side, on the fact I have shorter arms to compare than them, the holds looks more like a long reach than it has been.
On my second day, I did not think to link the problem because I couldn't figurate out my betas to reach at least the lip of the boulder. We went for sure to film it but it was already so late that I couldn't see in the dark what I have to do really. I couldn't see the relief where I should stop first to wish to grab the main jug. In plus the movement makes me so stretched that after to push on my right foot to grab properly the main jug. After to have this left one I have on somehow to jump on the second right foot which is located around my hip. Finally I tried for sure more than 15 tries on the second session. My fingers was so bleeding that the situation became so strange for me. How is it possible that I can't manager this movement? One month ago I repeated in one afternoon my first 7a and now I can't do a 6A boulder. After one more try I decided to stop the weird game that I put on myself. In this time I started a wrong process to consider that I am not so strong climber. After our epic journey in the undiscovered place, the desert and others I crushed the "Squirel Quoi" the 18th february. Finally I did it and it made me happy after all bad pressure I put on myself. Sometime you need more time to be aware about the life. The life drives us many time in the happiness but often we are blind and not grateful to her. The force of the belief drives me on the success. Choukran!

On this question It changes probably the story of the exploration in the secret place and to change my mentality about my climbing. After 20 years of this passion, i remind to myself this existential bad feeling that I have to prove something. After 20 years i still know the answer who makes more enthusiastic about what I have done until now. Always a new ascent will makes me more psyched and aware to try harder the next boulder.

With Read Miguel and Dan we drove from Muscat by 5 hours to the undiscovered place. We took the time to enjoy landscapes and to feel in another universe. I never got feelings to feel so empty by my thoughts. I just look around this emptiness who makes me free of what I am living. I just left from France where it is the mess and I am here in this amazing land. Nobody around, just mountains, fragile, unstable roads and we drove. I feel a bit adventurer to found a treasure with tones of boulders round that even if I pray it could never happen. We arrived by night on the base camp that we dressed. Well, in fact we could not go further because it is simply the end. We dressed the base camp and we went slowly to sleep under the wonderful starry sky.
Thankfully, a strong heat in the tante woke me up the next morning. I can't breath. It is too hot! I opened the door of my tante and I saw front of me an hug cliff and I turned my head to check where we are. It was like a giant circus! After the breakfast we saw some kids turning around us during our packing. It was a bit funny on the first. But friendly we came to them and they followed us with crash-pads. The history of the "Lost in Arabia" expedition turned on and we find a LOT!

In this expedition I learned the patience  even sometimes my brain went on the mess.We were at least for 12j days because we had also to bring all gears for food, water and sleeping. Firstly to access there is already a mission by car. After I will call it : the natural selection. Don't count on the bathroom and the shower. After days you can feel...different and to smell your good smell. This spirit makes me happy and just remind me that we are really a small grain in the planet. To wash yourself can wait until you can drink, eat, sleep and to be healthy. On somehow I feel much better on the wild life. Nothing really different than my life in the van, except that we are in the winter and during the day it is sure 30 degres.
Those small details changes also the performance. For this I have a real problem to rest between tries and it changes a lot in the balance of the accomplishment. Then I did remember that I have to be concentrate on my objectifs here in this place. There is so many no-climbed boulders around me that I should not spend my time on one project. It seems more inefficient to be stubborn that tries after tries I went higher or lowers. Sometimes I fell so badly the humidity on sloper that I climbed like a robot just because I want to show that I am able to climb this 6C+ problem. At this end I couldn't have at least one chance to reach the end. What is wrong again with me? So...ME!
Why the game with the climbing makes me tense on my ascents? Every wrong question will get a wrong answer. Thankfully at this end of the trip I was in the peace with myself and I climbed really better and stronger many lines. But unfortunately I couldn't manage to ascent the project : Frustration.

I was pretty sure that this journey will be grateful...and it was. Is it a Thehingaboutlife, isn't it? Just think about what is the thing about life. just think!

One month later, we are in s different world : DUBAI.
What an amazing city? It is so huge of luxury that a blind person could see it. Sincerely, I never smell so much the money that my nose is bleeding. I think it is an experience to visit Dubai. It is better to go by your own and you will get your opinion. One sure thing is that I never expected to come once. Like probably everyone I just saw  some pictures in different promotional clips. I was there by accident after to be "Lost in Arabia".

Thank to Read to invite me and organized everything for the journey.
Thank to Miguel Wills, to have the patience to film climbers
Thank to Dan, Masterchef of Pesto-Pasta
Thank to villagers to accept us in their land, life and culture
Thank to all people who crossed everyday to have smiles, the peace and the friendship.

Philippe RIBIERE

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