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

Fred PASCAL - Canyoning instructor Climbing instructor 49 years old fr en sp


Canyoning instructor - Climbing instructor
Activities :
  • Rock climbing
  • Canyoning
Provence, Marseille

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

Passionate about this world, I started skiing at the age of two 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 rock climbing on the cliffs of the Salève mountain, above Léman lake, 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 canyons of Catalonia with the Galamus gorges, Aigues Bonnes and the beautiful LLech.

After a master's degree in tourism and sports management acquired in 1997 at the IUP of Perpignan, and the military duty, I passed the climbing instructor certification (BEES 1) at the CREPS of La Canourgue (Lozère department) in 1999.

From the summer of 1999, my passion for canyoning and climbing naturally became my job. I have also participated in many equipment (or re-equipment) of cliffs, bouldering sites and canyons in the Pyrenees-Orientales department 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 famous Calanques and the many cliffs that exist in the area.

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

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