martes, 30 de abril de 2013

10 years of Rock Climbing in Panama

Celebrating 10 years of Rock Climbing in Panama

Gary Henning, (Canadian Rock Climber) arrived to Panama, Central America in 2003. After extensive traveling in the country he visited a town known as Boquete (a small town located West of Panama city) where he shared his passion and love for rock climbing with a group of local guys. Together they develop the first existing sport routes in history of Panama. A year later climbing was born in Panama.
Today, climbing continues its evolution in hands of both, old and new generations of climbers who share the same love, passion and respect for the mountains as a decade ago.

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Gary Burton Henning, Canadian rock climber & mountaineer who arrived to Panama in 2003, formally introduced the sport of rock climbing to Panama, Central America in May 2004
Cesar Augusto Melendez Castillo, the first Panamanian rock climber, founder of Boquete Climbing club and Panama Rock Climbing Tours
Marcos Gonzalez, pioneer of the sport of rock climbing in Panama working on the ascend of the first existent routes in Panama.
Gary Henning working on the first sport routes at El Panal crag and teaching some climbing techniques