Rock climbing in Orpierre

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Ever since I was a little girl my parents always took me and my sisters on camping holidays. My dad used to go on rock climbing holidays way before we came around, so before we knew we were rock climbing. We had so much fun going on camping holidays and climbing mountains. Well mountains… I don’t know about that, but at that time I probably thought that it was a big ‘mountain’ (aka rock). The rocks became bigger and bigger and before I knew I was doing the real thing. And yes.. this time with real mountains, safety harnas, ropes, etc. Time came when I moved out to go to university and I didn’t go on holiday with my family anymore. A couple of years ago a new idea came around to go on a rock climbing holiday with my dad. And since than we go on a rock climbing holiday every year together. And before you start wondering my mum and sisters are completely fine with it! They like other things more than a whole week of waking up early and hanging in ropes.

 

little Annaleid, rock climbing, outside, nature, rocks

 

Waking up early during these holidays is usually the case. We usually plan our holiday during the university summer holidays. During this time of the year it can be pretty hot in Orpierre (South of France). This year, I don’t exaggerate, we had temperatures of around 37 degrees Celsius during the day, which makes it impossible to go rock climbing during the day. So we usually had to wake up early to beat the heat and return to the campsite before lunch time.

 

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Although we had to beat the heat in the morning, we always made sure that the afternoons were relaxed. Sometimes we had to do some groceries after climbing, but most afternoons we could read a book and nap in the shade. I actually managed to read 1.5 books during this holiday, which is something I never achieve during the university year.

What I love most about these holidays is the simplicity of life. Living on a campsite in a tent for a week, with minimal amounts of luxury. Waking up with the sound of the birds is my favourite part of these camping holidays. When you step out of your tent in the morning you are directly into nature and the 360 degree view is always amazing.

 

 

I really enjoyed this years rock climbing holiday! I hope you enjoyed reading about my love for camping, nature and rock climbing. I’d love to know your favourite kind of holiday!

xoxo Annaleid

 

27 Comments

  1. August 17, 2017 / 1:24 am

    Wow! It looks beautiful there! I just recently got home from the Rocky Mountains in Colorado. I LOVED it! Rock climbing looks like a lot of fun! I would love to go some day

    • Actually Anna
      Author
      August 17, 2017 / 8:03 am

      Oh wauw the Rocky Mountains! I would love to go there!
      Xoxo Annaleid

  2. August 17, 2017 / 12:06 pm

    This sounds so exciting, and looks so pretty and scerene! I’d love to try rock climbing.

    Claudia xo

    • Actually Anna
      Author
      August 19, 2017 / 9:42 pm

      Thank you so much πŸ™‚ It’s such a relaxing environment!
      xoxo Annaleid

  3. August 17, 2017 / 2:41 pm

    This looks and sounds like so much fun, I love doing the work to see amazing views when you get there x

    • Actually Anna
      Author
      August 19, 2017 / 9:43 pm

      Yes me too! The views are amazing and get even better when you get higher into the mountains πŸ™‚
      xoxo Annaleid

  4. havecoffeewillmom
    August 17, 2017 / 4:13 pm

    Awesome pictures and post, and a beautiful blog!

    • Actually Anna
      Author
      August 19, 2017 / 9:48 pm

      Thank you so much πŸ™‚
      xoxo Annaleid

  5. August 17, 2017 / 4:38 pm

    I absolutely love rock climbing. I haven’t done much outdoor climbing, but I do prefer it to indoor! THanks for sharing-looks like fun!

    • Actually Anna
      Author
      August 19, 2017 / 9:51 pm

      Thank you so much πŸ™‚ I love indoor climbing too!
      xoxo Annaleid

  6. Sarah
    August 17, 2017 / 4:44 pm

    Oh my gosh, this is so freaking awesome!! Definitely living vicariously through you right now! πŸ™‚

    • Actually Anna
      Author
      August 19, 2017 / 9:53 pm

      Yes it is awesome to do! Haha thank you πŸ™‚
      xoxo Annaleid

  7. Zarah
    August 17, 2017 / 4:52 pm

    Wow this looks so fun! I have always wanted to do something like this. Deff going to have to now πŸ™‚

  8. August 19, 2017 / 1:56 pm

    This all looks like such fun! But far too active a holiday for me lol!

    • Actually Anna
      Author
      August 19, 2017 / 9:54 pm

      Thank you so much πŸ™‚ haha well the afternoons were much more relaxing with reading and napping πŸ˜› lol
      xoxo Annaleid

  9. josypheen
    August 19, 2017 / 5:38 pm

    This looks amaaazing! I love getting up high and seeing how far I’ve walked, so I guess it must feel even more impressive if you manage to climb up!!

    I have a feeling you’d love it near Vancouver too. There are so many climbers here!

    • Actually Anna
      Author
      August 19, 2017 / 9:57 pm

      Oh wauw rock climbing near Vancouver that would be a dream! Yes enjoying the view when you’ve climbed all the way up is so amazing!
      xoxo Annaleid

  10. LaurenEph
    August 19, 2017 / 7:18 pm

    Wow! You’re so brace. I’ve done a bit of bouldering inside, which was good fun but really hard x

    • Actually Anna
      Author
      August 19, 2017 / 10:00 pm

      Thank you so much πŸ™‚ bouldering is also good fun, but indeed a lot harder to do!
      xoxo Annaleid

  11. August 19, 2017 / 9:51 pm

    Brave!! Rock climbing scares the beejeezes out of me. What a beautiful place to do it as well!!

    • Actually Anna
      Author
      August 19, 2017 / 10:02 pm

      Thank you very much πŸ™‚ Yes it’s such a beautiful place with stunning views πŸ™‚
      xoxo Annaleid

  12. August 22, 2017 / 12:46 pm

    So cool! I have never been but it is something I would love to experience in my lifetime.

    • Actually Anna
      Author
      August 22, 2017 / 2:06 pm

      Is so amazing and quite relaxing at the same time because of the environment 😊
      Xoxo Annaleid

  13. August 22, 2017 / 7:31 pm

    That looks like so much fun! I’ve always wanted to go rock climbing, but I’m afraid of heights… so I’ll have to be content with reading about other people’s adventures for now! Lol

    • Actually Anna
      Author
      August 22, 2017 / 10:16 pm

      Ahw thank you so much! Well I have to admit sometimes I find it pretty scary too 😊
      Xoxo Annaleid

  14. August 23, 2017 / 2:51 pm

    I rock climbed once but never that big of mountain. It looks too fun and especially if its aboard (for one you’ve got the lovely weather). It’s also must be nice to spend quality time with just you and your dad as well xx

    Lia

    • Actually Anna
      Author
      August 23, 2017 / 9:09 pm

      Yes we had some awesome weather! So great that you’ve tried it too! I love rock climbing πŸ™‚
      xoxo Annaleid

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