On 25 September, “Varna Climbing” – a sport and rock climbing club – joined MOVE Week, organised in the city by “Fun City” Youth Festival. The purpose of their event was to demonstrate an alternative way for people to be physically active. That way was rock climbing!
Many kids took part in the event and more than half of them had never tried climbing before. What they shared with the organisers was that they were surprised that those who got to the highest points were not the people who were in the best physical shape – therefore it made the children realise it takes more complex physical and mental qualities to be a rock climber.
Everyone had heard about rock climbing but very few had seen it or experienced it on an artificial wall.
The event was joined by Hristo Altanchev, a Bulgarian competitor in sports climbing, who had just come back from the World Championship and was preparing to participate in the Balkan Championships together with other competitors from the club.