“Climbing in Provence and most beautiful canyons of the Catalan Country.”

Fred PASCAL - Canyoning instructor Climbing instructor 48 years old fr en sp

Fred PASCAL

Canyoning instructor - Climbing instructor
Activities :
  • Rock climbing
  • Canyoning
France
Pyrénées-Orientales / Provence, Perpignan / Marseille

Born in Haute-Savoie in the Mont Blanc region, in March 1974, from a Catalan father and a Francoench and Swiss mother, I started very young to share my time between my village, travels, studies and the mountain that I have always loved.

Passionate about this world, I started skiing at the age of 2 and a half, then I was attracted by vertical universes and the practice of speleology, mountaineering and especially climbing. Indeed, during the summer of 1986, I discovered climbing on the cliffs of the Salève, the Mecca of this activity at the time. This was followed by a long period as a climbing competitor which led me to study sports. During the summer of 1989, I discovered the Catalan canyons with the Galamus Gorges, Aigues Bonnes and the LLech.

After a master's degree in tourism and sports management acquired in 1997 at the IUP of Perpignan, and the national service in my pocket, I passed the climbing instructor certifiction (BEES 1) at the CREPS of La Canourgue (Lozère) in 1999.

From the summer of 1999, my passion for canyoning and climbing became my job. I have participated in many equipment (or re-equipment) of cliffs, bouldering sites and canyons in the Pyrenees-Orientales in order to be able to supervise my clients in complete safety.

In 2000, I moved to Marseille and I quickly fell in love with the Calanques and the many cliffs that exist in the area.

From June to September, I spend the summer in Perpignan to enjoy the catalan canyons and the rest of the year I go to the cliffs of Provence and enjoy my wife and 3 children.

During all these years I have also travelled to many canyoning and climbing destinations: Spanish Pyrenees, Ardèche, Alps, Balearic Islands, Martinique, Guadeloupe, Thailand, Greece, Corsica, Chile, French Polynesia...

With a climbing level of 8a on sight and bouldering competitor at national level (French Cup and French Championship), I am impatient to share with you my passion and experience of climbing in Provence and elsewhere... but also of canyoning in the Catalan canyons.

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