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The Verdon Crazies Strike Back

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One year after first shooting Mich Kemeter and friends in Verdon gorges (see the gallery), we were back in this gorgeous spot of Southern France, with the same team and the same program: for Mich, do cool stuff, and for me, shoot all the cool stuff!

There was BASE jumping, highlining, playing music on a highline (!), climbing hard and climbing without a rope, good ways to fill up our days. The real highlight, for me, came on the very last day. We hiked up for a solid 2 hours in the morning heat to access the Encastel cliff on the right bank, and abseiled down the craziest climbing pitch I have ever seen, the 8b+ tufa line of Tom et je ris, opened by Bruno Clément in 2004. It was so overhanging that I hung a solid 20m away from the wall, 100m above the ground and pushed around by the strong winds, while Mich went straight for the lead and put a really solid effort. No onsight, but some really beautiful images!

Enjoy a selection of images from the trip.

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