Flavio "Flave" Degonda
Role: Ambassador & Team Climber
Born: 0000/00/00 (the time of the big bang) / in my current form: 05/04/1989
UK: The moist crags of Snowdonia, the swinging sea cliffs of Swanage, the bitingly cold north face of Ben Nevis, the icy coires around Cairn Gorm. Pembroke. Lakes. Peaks.
Abroad: Duh! obviously Font. Magic Wood and Ticino, CH. Rocklands, RSA.
Climbing Special: Currently: easy slabs (both wrists badly broken in a longboarding accident). Generally: The two extremes, boulders ........... and mountains (specifically good at suffering)
Me as an animal: I am an animal. The species homosapien is classed under Animalia – to feel otherwise is what’s lead the world to its sorry state today. But if I was a different animal, right now I’d be a caged raging bull.
What's important to me: love, nature, adventure, and standing atop my mountains on my own two feet.
From film best exotic marigold hotel:
Everything will be alright in the end, and if its not alright, its not the end.
something i still would like to expierence: The River Bed. The Matterhorn. The Piz Badile. From Darkness to Sunshine. Never Ending Story. Join a monastry. Escape a monastry. Meet a girl. Live. Die. Be reborn.
- 8a, Boulder
- E5, Trad
- Grade IV, Scottish Mixed
- 1+, Sport
- 000, Aid climbing
- Grade 1, Aid bouldering (my invention)
- 1st Place, 2 years running: London Universities Bouldering Event (LUBE)
- Grade 10, Winter Suffering (16 hour bivoack in snow blizzard and >50mph winds on Castle Ridge Ben Nevis.)
To be continued.