Jan Kares - Another unknown climbing hero

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Tuesday, 14 June

Jan Kareš will go for a world record - 232 continuous pull-ups attempt - next month. The amazing thing is that he is 42 years old and weighs 81 kg. The simple secret is frequent high intensity training meaning doing about eight pull-ups, then rest 20 seconds and continue in this way for 30 minutes. In 1998, he was #17 in a Lead World Cup but nowadays he is a bolting and onsight fanatic. Since 2008, Jan has spent some 150 days bolting, paying everything by himself, in Sardinia and that is what he does during all his vacations. His dream is that this area, close to Cala Gonone, will be one of the best and most famous climbing areas in Europe. The video includes possibly the biggest climbing cave in the world, where Adam Ondra has already been invited. More info and pics soon.

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