sexta-feira, 1 de abril de 2005

English Interview






Well!!
This is the first of a series of interviews that I'm gonna do with my climbing friends around the world and it's with Gabor Szekely!
Gabor used to be in my category in youth comps, and we became really good friends last year when we took a 2-3 month trip to Europe together!And now, this summer we are going on another adventure - To train, climb and compete "A muerte" during the whole summer season in Europe!
More about him : http://gaborszekely.blogspot.com/

Felipe_ says:
when did you start climbing? what are your best accomplishments on rock and in competitions?

Gabor says:
I started climbing when i was like 10 years old.. i think..
My best results are 4th at youth worlds 2008 , 3rd at european youth cup, 9th at serre chevalier, 20th in a world cup!
My hardest route is Zobble in Gorges du Loup 8c+ and boulder is Dark Waters 8B in colorado!

Felipe_ says:
We are going to a long climb trip together now in Europe! tell the brazilians what are yours plans and goals to this summer!!!

Gabor says:
Yeeauhh!!! My plans are to take down Europe!! Climb hard routes, ball with my hommies and hook up with as many fine french girls as I can! Sakaa!

Felipe_ says:
ahahah

Gabor says:
I want to climb 9a and do well inthe world cups! Maybe finals?

Felipe_ says:
sick! But i liked the first one better, french girls....

Felipe_ says:
ahahahaha

Felipe_ says:
No one here understand if u are American, hungarian or belgium!!! tell us about it!

Gabor says:
Well, to be honest i've always been kind of confused about that too.. I was born in Hungary but lived in the US most of my life.. a few months in Belgium, and now back in the US. I guess im more American then anything, but really, im just a drifter.. alone wolf, traveling the open world with no real destination.. who knows!

Felipe_ says:
sick dude....nice answer!!!

Felipe_ says:
Now that you are back in the US, more specifically in boulder, how is life going? rythim? trainnings? Lot off strong people to climb with ??

Gabor says:
Boulder has been a crazy experience so far! First off, since its a college town its packed with fun people and parties almost every day! School here is not too hard, so I have plenty of time to train and focus on climbing. This year Ive been really motivated to train a lot, a muerte, and Boulder is an amazing place to do so! The climbing gyms are some of the best in the world, and the town is full of strong climbers to keep me syked.
Within one a one hour drive from Boulder there are hunderds of hard outdoor climbs to try, some of the best in the world, so when the gym gets boring you can always go out and have a crazy rock session with your homies.

Felipe_ says:
what do you expect this trip to be like? what are the plans??wich places are you planning to go?

Gabor says:
i expect this trip to be.. INHUMANO! Very syked, very motivated, very ready to step it up in Europe! The provisional plans are (but really, we never plan out anything and this will probably change anyway) to fly to Europe in May and go straight to the rocks.. spain maybe? Gorges du Loup? First on the list, me and Felipe will both climb our first 9a's and try to maybe do a hard onsight or two, because we both need to work on that! Then we go to Innsbruck, train in Tivoli and learn the ways of the crazy Austrians before the start of the world cup season, Then come the world cups.. one france, one in spain, one in austria.. we will travel to those, climb well and get really wasted at the after parties, and go climbing on rock in between then youth worlds, then back to the states'

Felipe_ says:
Now funny story, tell the people about our epic walk from Misja Pec to Cerni Kal (about 7 kms) last winter in Slovenia, in search off food!!ahaha

Gabor says:
Well, that story is a classic example of our inability to plan things, which resulted in us being stuck in slovenia for two weeks.. with no car, no food, and no money! We got a ride to Misja Pec with a nice Slovenian girl (right Felipe??) and since the town is incredibly small and very "European", there is no place to buy food anywhere near the climbing area. About a week into our trip we ran out of food, and since the weather was complete shit there were not many other climbers in the area, none of which offered us a ride to get food. So one night, at the edge of our sanity, we decided to do it ourselves and walk a few kilometers (7km?) to the nearest place where we heard we could buy burgers! With no lights or anything, we started our journey by walking in the wrong direction for a kilometer before realizing we were lost. Joder! We turned around, angry but very motivated to get that delicious burger we had been dreaming of for a week now. We walked the entire distance, uphill, in the dark, in the cold (less than 0), in the rain,in the snow, along a windy road, and saw the place in the near distance. Sucess, we thought! But we were wrong.. upon arriving we learned that it closes at 10 oclock.. and it was 10.05.. it was closed..JODER!!! So we ended up eating some shitty bread, tons of chocolate bars, and making the epic journey back to our apartment with empty stomachs but high levels of syke for being traveling gypsies on a crazy Europe epic!! Forever onwards!!!!

Felipe_ says:
ahaha that was sick dude....

Gabor says:
Ahaahahh i know that was sos crazy....everything in slovenia was so crazy!

Felipe_ says:
Now a Polemic topic, thats is been really discussed about in brazil! What do you think about chipped holds?and how much chipped is the climb in Europe and the US?

Gabor says:
Well, this is a complicated topic and has a lot more to it then people realize. Although chipping is thought to be inheritly wrong, no person has the right to say what is write or wrong in something so insignificant to the world as climbing. Personally I dont mind chipped routes, as long as the route would have been impossible otherwise. Many of my favorite routes are chipped and I believe that if all is completely blank and cannot be climbed, chipping could be the way to go. Not that it makes the best routes, but climbing is climbing and thats that. In Europe a lot of routes are chipped in famous areas and people climb on them all the time. In teh US chipping happens a lot less often, but at the same time many of the most famous routes of the US are chipped as well.. But again, I could be wrong and many people probably disagree. In the end, its all just climbing!

Felipe_ says:
Aight dude!!!your gonna be a baller in brazil!!! thanks to the interview!!! and we gonna take europe down together!!!! Say a message from the climbers in brazil:

Gabor says:
stay syked!!! Always! Its the true secret to climbing, the way forward! Shhazzoooooo!

Felipe_ says:
Yeah!!! Always syked!!!!

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Future Roden disse...

epic epic epic...flipping cars, hitch hiking everywhere, slovenia, caves, florida...one word says it all