sábado, 6 de febrero de 2016

Certificacion de guias para rescate en areas remotas - SINAPROC PANAMA

Certificación del Programa: 
¨Rescate y Primeros auxilios en areas remotas¨
SINAPROC PANAMA




En el marco del Convenio Interinstitucional entre la Autoridad de Turismo de Panamá y el Sistema Nacional de Protección Civil a través de la Academia de Gestión de Riesgos de SINAPROC y la Dirección Nacional de Seguridad Turistica en Gestión de Riesgos de SINAPROC, se desarrolló capacitación de Primeros Auxilios en Áreas Remotas para 52 candidatos a Guías de Turismo del Distrito de Boquete y Distrito de Bugaba de la Provincia de Chiriquí.

Esta Certificación se da en ejecución en la parte Occidental del País bajo el Programa de Senderos Seguros y su proyecto de Fortalecimiento de Capacidades para Guias de Turismo y Guardaparques, objetivos marcados por el Sr. Director José Donderis en su afán de impulsar las lineas estratégicas que la administración a cargo del excelentísimo Señor Presidente Juan Carlos Varela se propusiera, y que es hacer del territorio panameño un país más preparado en el tema de gestión de riesgos y con una cultura de prevención.

Adicional se cumple con uno de los requisitos indispensables para que todo aquel que quiera desarrollar la actividad de Guia de Turismo de manera oficial, pueda cumplir ante la Autoridad de Turismo de Panamá, procurando así que nuestros usuarios nacionales y extranjeros de senderos públicos. privados y particulares tengan una persona preparada que sea el Primer Respondedor en caso de una emergencia.

Curso que se desarrollo a cargo del Maestro Instructor Ivan Batista para lo cual se contó con el apoyo de la Alcaldía de Boquete y empresarios locales. Agradeciendo todo el apoyo brindado por el Sr. Ministro Gustavo Him de laAutoridad de Turismo de Panamá a traves de su Regional de Chiriquí.

Publicado por: Lizzie Espinosa - SINAPROC PANAMA

jueves, 14 de enero de 2016

3 New hard Deep water solo routes established at Cangilones de Gualaca

3 New hard Deep water solo routes established at Cangilones de Gualaca
By Cesar Melendez

¨Bandido¨  -  ¨Justicia divina¨  -  ¨Cosmos¨ 








jueves, 10 de diciembre de 2015

The Circuit World Cup and Performance Climbing Magazine

Photos by: Eddie Fowke
Official website here

´Discovered the deep water bouldering of Panama today. Unique from other forms of climbing it is 100% wet start, having to jump in before climbing out. So no chalk, wet fingers and wet shoes which make grading the problems almost impossible. Its been great to see local pro Cesar developing the climbing here and getting the local youth engaged in the sport´. Eddie Fowke - The Circuit World Cup and performance Climbing Magazine





Cesar Augusto Melendez climbing at a new DWS project "Our life is not a movie"established by Eddie Fowke  

´I nailed the timing of this shot of Cesar Augusto Melendez heading in for another attempt in the unique deep water bouldering gorge he's been developing in Panama. You've got to get wet getting to the problems here which really changes up the difficulty. Wet hands, no chalk, often wet holds, it goes against everything we try and control in climbing but somehow it works´ Eddie Fowke - The Circuit World Cup and performance Climbing Magazine


lunes, 7 de diciembre de 2015

DWS routesStart "Panic Room" and "Inertia"

DWS routes "Panic Room" and "Inertia"

"Panic Room" is by far my hardest DWS route at Cangilones de Gualaca until today. Here, at the beginning of the crux I use a single finger pocket (right hand) and a 3 fingers gaston (left hand) starting a traverse followed by few small holds trough an overhang roof with very small/wet steps for feet. 

Crux sequence continues at this point by matching both hands at a very precarious handhold. Because of the angle of the rock and lack of footholds here I have been forced to solve this section by pulling my body with both hand and immediately reach for a small 3 finger-pinch with my right hand. This movement requires a lot of strength and it is still very complicated for me to perform. Keep working on it.   

This photo illustrates ¨Inertia¨ a beautiful dynamic DWS route. This route took me over 100 tries until perfecting a right to left sideways jump that starts at a 2 finger handhold (left hand), gaston (right hand) and two very small footholds. One of the major difficulties I found at this route (besides keeping motivation for a period longer than 10 months) is learning the precise sequences at the moment of catching (1) grabbing a small corner with left hand that goes in the same direction of the jump  (2) stopping the energy of the jump by using the right hand on a slope hold (3) twisting the body at perfect timing to reduce the inertia of the sideways jump and (4) return the energy of the swing to catch an upper handhold. Masterpiece route. This is definitely one of my proudest and favorites routes at Cangilones de Gualaca.     

lunes, 24 de agosto de 2015

The Boquete Climbing Tower

The Boquete Climbing Tower
Instagram: #boqueteclimbingtower
A quick look into some of the awesome new climbers who have tried the new Boquete Climbing Tower. More information here