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Check out some photos from Kalymnos Climbing Festival 2016!
7 musicians on stage,playing a variety of styles and music genres from rock to reggae and blues/funk to jazz . Giorgos Boufidis saxophone/keyboards/music arrangements,John Magkakis electric guitars/back.vocals,Spyros Zairis lead vocals/acoustic guitar,Maria Foka flute,Leftis Sotiriadis drums,Drosos Tavlarios bass,Persephoni Koursari vocals.
The UIAA (International Climbing and Mountaineering Federation) is proudly supporting the Kalymnos Climbing Festival 2016, as an institutional partner. Every year, the federation grants a Rock Climbing Award to both, a well-established and exemplary festival and its two best climbers, respecting gender quotas. For quite some time now, the UIAA has had an eye on Kalymnos Climbing Festival and is thrilled to recognize its organization and participants.
The UIAA expert and former British climbing champion, Anne Arran, will be present throughout the event to evaluate different aspects from “Climbing for All”, to safety, to environmental protection. Based on her assessment, she will grant the prestigious UIAA Rock Climbing Award during Sunday’s closing ceremony.
The story goes, in Greece summer of 1984, Chaka Khan allegedly met a Greek sponge diver and had a little romance. It turns out the mysterious talk dark and handsome man was the Greek God Poseidon and he was never seen again. 1985, Taso was born, although Chaka Khan has no recollection of this night nor the birth and Taso was adopted by the sponge diving island of Kalymnos. Years later discovering his mermaid-like features and his love for dance music, it was a natural progression to become an electronic and house DJ producer.
Surrounded by the baron rocky island, a deep rooted sponge diving history, blue waters and his unexplainable burning desire to dig and learn about house, disco, funk, soul and reggae. Since discovering and recognising his destiny, Taso has kept club culture alive on the island together with his RELUVIN partner Sor for nearly a decade. Recognised as a unique boutique annual boat party, RELUVIN is internationally known for Kalymnos's independent dance music culture which has accomplished to a selected privileged audience who visit the island every year in summer, anticipating the RELUVIN experience. (www.facebook.com/reluvin)
You can find Taso at Kalymnos hot spots trying to to reconnect with his alleged mother and his recent work includes collaborations with DUST (Dubai), Nickodemus (Turntables On The Hudson, NYC), Electric Days (Dubai), Chloe (France), Manolaco (Blend Athens), Murat Kilic (Sydney), (Dj Angelo (Global Fantasy). Taso is an integral part of the development of new parties on the island, including a new festival programme launching soon. Stay tune for more mixtapes, remixes, releases and events.
-TASO Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/tasoreluvin
-TASO Youtube page: https://www.youtube.com/user/mekasoul
-TASO Mixset: https://youtu.be/1I05zBy6OCY
RELUVIN was founded in 2007 by Tasos Kladitis (aka Taso).
It was the way to reconnect musically with his mate and other half of the band, Dimitris Kitsos (aka Sor)
Together are the power duo behind all happening with it.
RELUVIN for the island was the beginning of re-building the underground House community.
Beach/Club parties every year and a "Legendary" recognised as a unique boutique annual Boat Party, RELUVIN is internationally known for Kalymnos's independent dance music culture.
Now days the boys TASO+SOR working also on their own productions, trying to bring all their "djing" experience and feelings, into tunes.
RELUVIN was, is and always will be a big group of friends, having good times with real music. You make RELUVIN
-RELUVIN Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/reluvin
-RELUVIN BOAT PARTY video: https://youtu.be/-zrOM6PSzyY
The Zlagboard Contest
At the Zlagboard Contest you can test your finger power at its finest! Participate and compare your strength with the one of fellow climbing enthusiasts. The mode is simple: hang on to the contest ledges as long as possible, with just the tips of your fingers. Your hang-time is measured precisely and will be part of the official hang-time world ranking.
So far, there have already been 39 official Zlagboard Contest, among others at IFSC world championships, the Rock Master Arco and many more. The world ranking lists internationally known climbers and the hang-time record is held by Ramonet Julián Puigblanque with unbelievable 2 minutes and 44,34 seconds.
Zlagboard Contest Kalymnos 2016
In the course of the Smart Climbing Festival Kalymnos, also the known Zlagboard Contest is taking place. After climbing, stop by at the Festival Base Camp, Hotel Elena Village, in the evenings of October 7th and 8th and hang on as long as you can!
The Zlagboard is the further development of a conventional fingerboard. With the corresponding application, an innovative training control is possible. Thanks to the patented mechanism the training device releases the sensors in smartphones und controls the training plans of the app automatically. The exact time measurement makes it possible to track performances and analyze results. The standardized sizes of the holds and the connection to social media makes it possible to compare and exchange performances with climbers from all over the world.
The Vertical-Life climbing app contains sportclimbing and bouldering areas, multipitch-routes and now also climbing gyms from all over the world. The application offers detailed information on climbing areas, crags and full-color topos. Information developed in collaboration with climbing book authors, local developers and partner publishing houses. User can connect with fellow climbers and follow their achievements and adventures.
For the first time, the Kalymnos Climbing Festival is hosting the Smart Climbing Festival. With the welcome package at the Open Climbing Days Event, climbers receive a free code to unlock the Kalymnos Festival App Guide out of the official Kalymnos guidebook by Aris Theodoropoulos. Participants can mark their sent routes in the Vertical-Life app (https://x.zlag.it/vertical-life-app) with a Zlag and track other climbers’ ascents in the real time Zlagfeed.
- Download the app for iOS or Android: https://x.zlag.it/vertical-life-app
- Register as a user.
- To unlock the guide, enter the free code you get with your Vertical-Life flyer in the welcome package.
- Go to App Guides > Events > Kalymnos > Kalymnos 2016.
- Download the Kalymnos Festival Guide topos for offline access.
- Find your way with the access maps.
- Find the topos for each crag.
- Mark your ascents with a Zlag.
When offline, your Zlags are saved to your device. For the automatic synchronization you have to connect to the Internet.
Coming to this year's climbing festival? Don't miss the presentation from Angela Eiter, four times World Champion (Lead), three times Worldcup Winner overall (Lead), 25 single World Cup Victories, Worldcup winner combined (Lead and boulder) 2006, European Champion 2010, Winner of the World Games in 2005, Record holder of 6 victories at the Rock Master in 2003, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2012.
The schedule of events for Kalymnos Climbing Festival 2016 has been updated on August 8th, 2016. New activities, new presenters! For more details, click here!
This year's festival will have a special guest, Urko Carmona, giving a unique presentation. Check out his short video below!
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/urko.carmonabarandiaran