Adam is also an open minded person, so he accepted a different kind of interview.
Why different ?
Because, WE, climbers, climbing journalists AND NOT, we all can ... write here our questions for him !
I was so happy when reading his following words:
" I totally agree with your questions and questions from you readers. That is for sure good idea to ask what climbers want to know. "
Thank You Adam :-) !
Lot of cooperative and partecipative power occurs to interview Adam, so, what would YOU ask to him ?
No problem if You are a 10-15 years old climber: You can write here Your questions, may be Yours will be the best ones !
Please, in order to help Adam, just give a number to Your questions between others, thanks.
(Adam on Martin Krpan 9a, Misja Pec)
first of all, THANK YOU !
here are my questions.
To answer the questions, You can register here, take Your profile as a kind of "pre-interview" and then write Your answers directly on comments' space of this post .
You can choose everything:
- the questions You like to answer or not
- when write Your answers
- if write all the answers together or not (may be the best is 1 answer a day, then another answer another day and so on).
It's totally up to You.
"WHY SO STRONG" questions:
1 - for sure You are a climbing wizard, do You like to be called " Harry Potter " :-) ?
2 - Which are Your secrets ? How did You improve so fast ?
3 - Cleverness, technical skills, weight, training, power of mind, travelling, age, ... etc, God ? :-): can You try to give a value, if not a percentage, to the various components, to explain us Your performances ?
4 - How is Your training ? Is it true that You don't use neither hanging board nor pan gullich ?
5 - How would You suggest to other climbers to train to have some good results ?
7 - On La Rambla, in order to reduce rope-drag, You missed out several of the clips on the upper section, risking big falls if You came off: it seems You like the “climb more clip less “ style :-) ! Isn'it ?
8 - Recently, You onsighted "The snatch" (7c) a serious highball in Cresciano: how do You fight (and win ...) against Your fears and risks ?
"TRAVELLING & languages CLIMBING " questions:
9 - I see You are a " traveller climber ": how much is important to travel for Your climbing ?
10 - Did You know many foreigner climbers in Your climbing travels ? How was Your feeling with them, their culture and languages ?
(Adam in Santa Linya, Spain, speaking with Chris Sharma and climbing "Fuck the system", 9a)
11 - How much is important for You and Your climbing practicing foreigner languages ?
"Past, present, FUTURE" questions:
12 - Do You know some of the climbing pioneers and legends ? Which inspire You the most ? Why ?
13 - Which are the climbers in the world who are now inspiring and impressing You the most ? Why ?
17 - I read You said: “ Terribly hard is to compare endurance routes with bouldery ones, so one cannot compare Moravian Karst and Spain too much. Generally I think following:
in Spain you need only power and knowledge of how to depump on a jug (some better technique makes it only a bit easier).
In the Frankenjura you need brutal power (a lot more than in Spain), you have to figure out how to climb it.
And in Karst you need power, learn how to climb it and in addition you have to be able to stand on slippery footholds.
In the conclusion it looks that you feel the same in every route with the only difference - in Spain you do on 2nd attempt, in Jura on 10th one, in Karst on 20th.. ":
if You do two routes of the "same" grade and to climb the first one You need 2 tries (updated nov. 08), the second one 20 tries ... I guess the second route is ... harder than the first one ... is it right ? One million dollars question ...
("Sanjski par", 9a, Misja pec, Slovenia)
18 - What about vertical, technical, fingerpower "old school" walls ?
May You write here Your sensations about La Rambla and " La Via de l'Alzina " (the 8b route You tried to on-sight after You climbed La Rambla) ?
19 - Which is the best rock You saw and/or climbed ?
" PERSONAL" questions:
20 - at the beginning, how was born Your desire to climb ?
21 - And now ? Can You explain why climbing is so fun for You ? Which is the most important thing in Your climbing ?
22 - Which are Your main interests if not sport ?
23 - You are a student: what do You learn from the rock that school doesn't teach You ?
that's all from me:
many questions, I know, too many if added to questions from others, but You are totally free to select the questions You like to answer OR NOT and take all Your time, MONTHS too :-)
Thank You again.
If You like, for sure You can upload here some other photos from Yours.
Sorry for my poor questions and my bad english.
Thanks in advance also to all cooperative and partecipative climbers for their questions.
Anybody who likes to translate this interview in other languages is welcome.
Just write in the comments space Your translations.
If You want to put this interview in Your sites or blogs ... of course, You can do it: please, just put the link to this 9b source, thanks !