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What can you feel when you read news like that ?
How many teenagers, or even childs, or men, after having seen his film, started to consider the idea of going to climb not a mountain, but just a rock ?
That music, that blonde guy, without shoes, ...
Just his life to climb, on his fingers tips.
Something new, more artistic was born.
When most part of climbers were focusing on trying to do what Rehinold Messner had already done, Patrick Edlinger was quietly training in the Gorges du Verdon.
Just climb, to be free.
A grade, or just something for your ego.
Very often with the risks and the adventure of a free solo.
Free from fears and mental limits.
It was not a sport.
Sport climbing and redpoint came later.
"La maniere", the climbing style was more important.
Grace as the invaluable gift to dance with the rock.
It was "FREE climbing".
And it was mostly on sight, like in mountain.
Some years ago, I met Patrick at Trento Film Festival.
" I climbed a 9a ", he told me when I was filming him for the first real film with Adam Ondra.
No climbing magazine or website had already published what he was telling me.
So I decided to wait, to let his 9a free from fame a little more.
That was his last inspiration for me, now too big to not share with all.