Kalymnos, Greece - November 2-8th, 2022 - Optional Multi Pitch Day Nov. 9 & 10th

6 Days of Climbing, Yoga, Life Coaching And Culture

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Overview

Kalymnos is a world-class sport climbing destination. It's a magical, beautiful place that any climber will soon fall in love with.

Why you should join us and why Greece is so special:

  • We keep the climber to guide ratio small for this trip with no more than 4 clients to one guide.
  • This trip is great for all levels as there are very easy climbs right next door to more challenging rock climbs at all crags that we visit.
  • Our guides are some of the best in the world and will help you to reach your climbing goals. We will work individually with people to help improve movement and proficiency in climbing. We guarantee that you will climb at least a grade higher by the completion of our week together on the rocks.
  • Heidi has taught hundreds of people the art of rock climbing. This is the perfect chance to learn to climb in a safe and friendly environment with amazing instructors.
  • We have a Life Coach joining us to help examine your deep thoughts and beliefs under the magnifying glass and gain awareness to create your life on your terms.
  • We will keep our bodies happy with daily yoga practice to ease the stiff muscles from our climbing days.
  • It is a great way to meet new like-minded individuals.
  • It's a little more relaxing and mellow than our other trips. There's just something about the beauty of the place and the fact that we all have our own accommodations that seems to cause us to take things a little easier in our down time.
  • Both couples and individuals will love the beauty and serene atmosphere of this amazing Greek island.
  • Every room has a view of the Aegean Sea from our individual open air balcony. You can also walk right out your door and down the steps to the beach!
  • There is a via ferata outing included in our time together.
  • There will also be time to explore the island by motorbike, car or bicycle. There are lots of adventurous activities to partake in on this island.

For Those seeking additional adventure!

  • Multi pitch add on days!! Join us for an amazing day/s on the rock as we climb to the top of one of the beautiful sea cliff walls of the islands. There are numerous multi pitch options on both Kalymnos as well as the neighboring island of Tolendos. These will be a full day outing with no more than 2:1 guide to client ratio.  Sign up early as we have limited space for these days! **Housing is not included, however we can arrange this for you.
  • Additional climbing days!! The trip is 7 days, but you can contact us at info@earthplayretreats.com if you'd like to book additional days.

Location

The Kalymnian landscape is rocky, with rock faces of unique quality for sport climbing, easily accessible within a few minutes walking time from most of the islands settlements and motorways, offering breathtaking views with the endless blue of the Aegean Sea.

Today the island has almost 2500 well equipped sport climbing routes for all climbing levels from easy routes for beginners to extremely hard ones for the experts. The island features a series of easy slabs, technical wall climbs, wild overhanging and climbs between stalactites. The majority of the routes are single pitch but several multipitch routes are available as well.

We are staying at the Playa Boutique Hotel, located right on the water and conveniently close to many amazing restaurants, mini marts and shopping. It is right on Masouri beach and each room has a private deck to enjoy.

Each room has a mini fridge and your door opens to a view of Telendos Island and the Mediterranean Sea. We will also be right in the heart of the best climbing in Kalymnos with Kalydna Crag, Poets Crag and Grande Grotta all within 15 minutes.

The people of Kalymnos are genuine, open-handed, warm-hearted people who will try to make your stay unforgettable.

Remote beaches, turquoise waters, limestone all around, fresh produce…this island is a paradise. If you like Greek food, you are going to love this trip! This retreat will feature seasonal local produce amazingly prepared in the Greek fashion by our lovely hostess. They even make their own olive oil and cure their own olives (of course).

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What It Includes

Includes:

  • Shared double room for 6 nights *private room upon request with added fee
  • 6 Breakfasts
  • 3  Yoga Classes
  • 1 Thai Massage Class
  • Morning meditation
  • Daily Climbing Outings. We will tour you to the best crags that Kalymnos has to offer and be incorporating mindful movement and breath work into our climbing days.
  • Experiential life coaching
  • 1 Via Ferrata Adventure

Not Included:

  • Transportation to Kalymnos or to the retreat location
  • Motor Bikes, cars or in island transport are not included. We do recommend that people rent motorbikes or share cars. Due to liability, we cannot rent these for you. You will need an international driving license.
  • 6 nights meals are on your own so you can check out the local restaurants. Typically quite affordable.
  • Lunches
  • Alcohol
  • Additional activities, but we can help you book them. Please let us know ahead of time if you would like to book: Scuba Diving, Snorkeling, Horseback Riding or Guided Rock Climbing

Our Guides On This Trip

Heidi is an accomplished climber in all realms of the sport. She has been guiding for over 20 years, is an AMGA Certified Rock Guide and professional climber for La Sportiva and PMI Ropes.  Along with her passion for climbing she has taught yoga for climbers for over a decade. She works with people to get them back into the flow state and help them realize that this is a natural state of our being. We will work on the mat and on the wall to help us grow and develop.

Marta has 5+ years of climbing, guiding rock climbing (including Navy Special Warfare Teams), mental climbing coaching & extensive travel. She is a Positive Intelligence Mental Fitness Coach and a Creative Mind Certified Coach, studying directly under Steven Gilligan.

"What my clients get from working with me is courage to look at themselves with both truth and love. I take them to the edges of their comfort and together we look at what seems impossible, formulate a vision, plan a strategy, uncover excuse patterns and most importantly we make clear action items. There is no use in all this coaching if it does not result in action. My strong points are honesty, humor, boldness, kindness, courage."

Sierra Farquhar is an adventure photographer, writer, musician, and multi-passionate creative specializing in fine art representation of athletes of all levels engaging with nature and their environment. She enjoys experimenting with storytelling methods and is fascinated by the intricate details of life lived by the individual and the collective. She loves to ask questions, observe dynamics, and listen to people's stories. She gravitates towards a photojournalistic style and enjoys capturing emotional and internal moments. Her favorite thing is when she gets to capture authentic joy!

Mattias is an IFMGA/UIAGM/IVBV Mountain guide

He is a Mountain Guide and Educator with the Svenska Bergsguideorganisationens (or, Swedish Mountain Guide Organisation).

For well over a decade, Matias has shared his passion for life above the treeline with clients worldwide. Including ski touring throughout the Alps, Nallo and Kebnekaise in Sweden, and even Antarctica. Currently based in Chamonix, France, Mattias started out as a ski bum in St.Antonam Arlberg and Innsbruck, Austria. Though his lifestyle today is filled with adventure, his introduction to it was rather conventional: the family ski trip.

Mattias spends at least a month or more every fall climbing in Kalymnos and is an expert in the terrain.

But first and foremost he loves to be outside, in the mountains, sharing his passion with clients.

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Program Details:

  • 8 Zoom 1 ON 1 coaching sessions.

  • Physical training program.

  • Personalized mental game plan.

  • Comprehensive climbing wellbeing plan.

  • Detailed assessment: How do you stand in your own way.

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  • Never have the same climbing issues again!

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Register

This retreat is limited to 12 participants and spaces fill up quick, so book your spot today! Prices are more for a private room (please contact us for details).

Our refund policy is:

  • 90 days notice: Full refund minus deposit
  • 60 days notice: 75% refund
  • 30 days notice: 50% refund
  • Less than 30 days notice: No refund

We require that you purchase travel insurance for this trip. This will ensure that if anything unexpected should arise you will be fully reimbursed. Click HERE for a quote

Questions? Email info@earthplayretreats.com.

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