So it turns out Festivals are the perfect playing ground for all our activities...! What an amazing time we had at Earth Frequency on the weekend. Definitely felt like we were at the right place at the right time, and most importantly with the right people. This is where the magic happens. Australia you still never cease to blow our minds 🇦🇺🌏
Has it already been a year?! .
After entering or first documentary [Climbing Up the Family Tree] to the Women in Adventure category of the Sheffield Adventure Film Festival 2017,
we'd thought we'd give the competition another go this year with our short film Climb Like a Girl
If you haven't already seen it, it's only short and makes most people smile at least little ;) Here you get a good taster of the first half... .
Click on the link in our insta bio to watch the full film directly on the BMC TV channel! This will also help support us 😊😊
The last couple of months we've had to spend most of our energy doing farmwork for our Aussie visas, and unfortunately much less energy on climbing & documentary filmmaking. Which is why a session at KP every once in a while feels so good! Even if the rock might not be our favourite, it's pretty awesome to have this little crag in the centre of the city, right next to a park where we can slackline, do acro, have a music jam...all the activities!
Here's @camillahowephotography having a crack at Cucumber Column, 23
Meet Chris, the other half of the team. To balance out Camilla's artistic eye as a photographer, Chris' more anthropological mind is constantly trying to figure out what makes the climbing community tick. Are rock climbers different in any way? What makes the community so strong and special? These are just a couple of questions she's been asking during the interviews of climbers at crags around the world.
Meet Camilla, our professional photographer! What's great about working as a team is that we manage to balance out our skills nicely. As the main photographer, she has a well trained artistic eye, is quick with the camera and always captures the right shot.
Acro!! Freaking love this activity. And since we've had no one apart from each other to practice with we've actually been getting way better together. Still hard without a bigger base though!
Farmwork. Australia. Not always this easy that's for sure. There's a lot you could say about it, and most of it would probably be negative. The only reason us backpackers do it is for our visa right?
For us it's more than just farmwork. It's the opportunity to live under the same roof again, to have somewhat of a routine, get up for sunrise, spend however many hours doing intense manual labour in all it's possible forms, go home to our little caravan park, rest for a bit...then try and be productive and do some documentary work, editing, brainstorming, creating, networking, social media-ing. If this isn't enough to keep us going we usually spend some time doing acroyoga together, practicing handstands, poi, playing music. .
I think it's fair to say we are never ever bored and there just aren't enough hours in the day. .
This is our life right now and we're loving it.
This was our first Indian climbing experience! On the black basalt cliffs outside Pune, next Sinhagad Fort. Managed to find a couple of climbers to show us the crag and had a really great, despite the blistering heat. Thank goodness we were used to climbing in the heat back in the South France!
I (Chris) really had to commit on the last move of this climb and try not to let my head get the better of me. To my relief the last hold was a nice jug 😁
If you want to see more Indian climbing adventures you can check out our short documentary "Climbing Up The Family Tree" on our YouTube channel!
P.s. excuse my french in this video 🙄
Still going back through our India footage and came across this moment. @camillahowephotography on the way down after a stupidly sandbagged climb that we all struggled on. Awesome place to climb in Badami, with a killer view, this is the Waterfall area. Highly recommend it if the travelling climber in you gets a chance! .
Still more to come in the India series!
Meet @angiescarthjohnson, considered to be the world's strongest climber under the age of 16. Not too bad if you ask me! @camillahowephotography captured her beautifully at the #shewentwildexpo on Sunday after we interviewed her