Without the desert, one would not think to build pyramids. Without the ocean, one would not build ships to cross them. Without the mountains, one would not build the tools needed to climb them; as much to see the view from the top as to explore within ourselves. Great ideas do not simply appear. They are forged, hammered and shaped like finely crafted metal by the hands of experience, inspiration and ingenuity.
So it is with CAMP (Concezione Articoli Montagna Premana), situated in the small mountain village of Premana, Italy. This is a place where history, experience, imagination, and verticality have coalesced into a veritable crucible of mountain culture and technical innovation. –CAMP
A little bit from Ian about climbing:
What kind of climbing do you prefer? I like to climb trad mixed climbs and enjoy thin ice that appears in odd places.
What do I think of trad climbing? I think it’s the soul of the sport.
What do you think of sport climbing? I think it has advanced the grades and physical difficulty of the sport, but lacks the cerebral and consequential part of the sport that I enjoy most.
Alpine Climbing? Alpine climbing is amazing if there aren’t too many others around, technical alpine climbing is, for me, of the most rewarding types of climbing.
Mixed climbing? See above