Tags / Outdoor Activity
Documentary with Interview (German) about Mountainbiking in the Thuringian Forest, Germany.
View on Twin Lakes National Park, Southern Negros, Philippines.
Watchtower at Cloud 9 surf resort, Siargao Island, Philippines.
Girl snorkeling at Siquijor Island in the Philippines.
Kitesurfing at Boracay Island, Philippines.
Windsurfer at Boracay Island, Philippines.
Snorkeling at Apo Island in the Philippines.
Rock climbing is an emerging sport in the occupied Palestinian territories. Two American climbers with the help of an Italian climber are bolting rocks and teaching Palestinians how to rock climb.
The following footage was taken in Ein Qinia, near Ramallah, on Friday December 5, 2014.
This location was picked by Tim and Will for at least two important reasons. The first is because the rock is suitable for bolting and climbing and also makes a challenging climb. The second reason is the geographical location. The proximity of Ein Qinya village to Ramallah makes it unlikely for Israeli settlers to venture in. There are other climbing areas in the OPT but they are close to Israeli settlements and therefore are avoided by Palestinian climbers for fear of getting in trouble with the settlements guards and the Israeli army. Hundreds of Israeli checkpoints across the OPT makes movement a nightmare to Palestinians. Lack of outdoor recreation in Palestine makes climbing attractive to Palestinians and contribute to the overall quality of life for those who value outdoor activities.
More about Tim and Will (taken from the wadiclimbing.com website)
Timothy Bruns was a Political Science major and Arabic Language minor at Colorado College and is deeply interested in development in Palestine. Tim has been rock climbing for many years. He has extensive experience teaching hard skills, technique, and rope skills. He has built rock-climbing walls in the U.S. and is helping to construct an expansion at a local Colorado climbing gym. Tim is a certified lead climber and Wilderness First Responder. Additionally, he has spent past summers working with children and teenagers; leading wilderness trips in New Hampshire and North Carolina and working at a leadership camp with Palestinian youth in Maine.
Will Harris was a Colorado College Economics and Business major, Arabic Language minor and is an accomplished athlete. Will loves rock climbing and worked part time at a local Colorado rock climbing gym. He has devoted his academic career to business development in the Middle East and wrote his thesis on foreign direct investment in Jordan, where he spent four months living and studying.
1st Interview: Nour Awad. Palestinian climber.
2nd Interview: Timothy Bruns- Wadi Climbing Co-Founder
3rd Interview: Wael Hassouneh. Palestinian climber
4th Interview: Victor
5th Interview: Will Harris. Wadi Climbing Co- Founder
6th Interview: Dario Franchetti. Climber & adviser to Wadi Climbing. Italy. Works and lives in the OPT
7th Interview: Edmee Van Rijn. Climber. Holland.Works and lives in the OPT.
Brazil, Bahia, Itacarè, 11.01.2013, Surfer riding a wave.
Germany, Schleswig-Holstein, Sylt, Brandenburger Strand
Surfer in the North Sea.
Surfing at Ilha do Algodoal in Pará State in the Amazon Delta, Brazil.