´Climbing´ Enters Guinness Book Of Records

Mainstream (competition) climbing makes it into the Guinness Book Of Records. For the last three years the Guinness Book Of Records has held details of the longest Dyno, from the records set at the first official Guinness World Record dyno competition at the Edge Climbing Centre in Sheffield. This year the dyno record has been dropped in favour of some more mainstream climbing records: Frenchman Francois Legrand rightly has a place at the top of the list for most World Cup victories (5), with Murial Sarkany also there (with 5). Christian Core and Jerome Meyer are there for the most Bouldering World Cup victories, each with 2, with Sandrine Levet representing the best of the women with 3.However the most curious record listed is the ´Fastest Free Climber´. Dan Osman takes this accolade for climbing ´a 121m (400ft) rock face at Lake Tahoe, California, USA, without the use of any ropes or harnesses of any kind, in a time of 5 min 52 sec on 29 May 1997´. Quite how this was ratified as a generic event that could be replicated elsewhere is unclear. We´re not sure if this is the same climb Dan set the record on, but it´s pretty impressive! More info on the late Dan Osman ———————————————————————– If you have any news worth reporting please contact Matt – matt@planetfear.com / 0114 2969114 ———————————————————————–