Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Climbers

If you enlarge the photo you can see them. One is in the centre, one slightly to the right.

Rock climbing in Trieste goes back a long way: generations of climbers have sped out to the nearby hills immediately after work to enjoy the limestone delights of Napoleonica, Val Rosandra and Costiera.
What you see here is a small section of the Napoleonica, a famous crag near Trieste; perched on a hill overlooking the city and its bay.

If you are interested in climbing in Trieste, this book is what you need: Climbing without Frontiers Rock Climbing Guidebook covering Slovenia, Trieste & Istria

6 comments:

Vogon Poet said...

The one on the right seems to be a bit "hung"...

Abe Lincoln said...

Rock climbing is out of the question for me. Even climbing a mountain by walking up a path would be too hard or too much. It is partly old age and mostly bad lungs.

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Bolina Stretta said...

Great photo ! Are you the one on the left or the right ?

BTW, the link to the book does not seem to work.

Ciao !

Jilly said...

Beautiful rocks and a lovely shot with the climbers. We have something similar above Gorbio - crampons (I think they are called?) fixed into the rock face. The climbers have to get a permit from the Mairie. You've inspired me. I might try photographing them one day.

Gallimaufry said...

I came across your blog by sheer accident. Wonderful photographs! Having visited your lovely city three times for periods of two months or so, I must say that your blog brought back some wonderful memories.
Thank you.

Marc said...

Thought climbing was more of a weekend thing, but this is a perfect location for a quick climb.