Successful Conclusion of the 3rd
Leonidio Climbing Festival

The 3rd Leonidio Climbing Festival (1–4 November 2018) has come to a very successful conclusion. The number of registered climbers and participants in the Climbing Marathon was impressive, with a nearly 40% increase in registrations compared to the previous year’s festival. The Leonidio Climbing Festival is an ambitious effort to promote alternative tourism, showcase the natural beauty of the Leonidio Climbing Park and the entire area surrounding it, and introduce the region’s potential abroad.

For the third consecutive year, the Leonidio Climbing Festival was organized by the Municipality of South Kynouria under the auspices of the Prefecture of Peloponnese, Peloponnisos S.A. and Mythical Peloponnese. Petzl was the event’s main sponsor, with the valuable support of Buff.

We are especially grateful for the contribution of wonderful people to the development of climbing in Leonidio. Furthermore, we would like to thank the festival’s special guests and outstanding climbers Angy Eiter, Klemen Bečan, and Said Belhaj. As always, Vertical Life supported some of the event’s highlights, like the Open Climbing Marathon and everybody’s favorite Zlagboard Contest. The schedule of events was enriched by multiple other activities, such as yoga, climbing lessons for beginners and especially for kids, movie screenings, presentations, generous prizes, and the famous Saturday night live party courtesy of the band Omikron. A special sensation caused the Dodecachordo Duo with the soloists Notis Georgiou and Susan Marku in their “Mare Nostrum Orient-Occident Music Dialogues” program. Festival events took place at the indoor and outdoor spaces of the beautiful Fabbrica of Culture. Once again, all events were photographed and filmed by climbing media professionals.

To thank all visitors attending the festival, the Organizing Committee held a raffle with very generous prizes, including climbing gear (ropes, harnesses, climbing shoes, helmets); traditional local products; and the grand prize, a 4-day all-expenses-paid trip to Leonidio for two.
See below for the details of registered climbers. Besides a sizeable number of climbers from Greece, Germany, and France, countries of origin included Poland, Switzerland, Italy, Spain, Romania, Ukraine, Slovenia, Slovakia, Austria, Czech Republic, United Kingdom, Norway, Netherlands, United States, Sweden, Finland, Australia, Japan, and Morocco.

Participants
Total number of registrations at the 3rd Leonidio Climbing Festival: 721
Greek: 270
Other nationalities: 451
Climbing Marathon participants: 191
Free climbing lesson participants: 40

Climbing Marathon winners:
1. Evgeny Kryvosheytsev (Petzl 1000 €)
2. Enzo Fappani (Petzl 500 €)
3. Gabriele Pirocchi (Petzl 300 €)

Everybody has vowed to continue working with the same zeal and enthusiasm to establish Leonidio as one of the best-organized and safest climbing venues in the world!
Very warm thanks go to all the contributors, volunteers, sponsors, and supporters of the festival. The contribution of everybody was absolutely essential, raising the bar even higher for subsequent events.

THE ORGANIZING COMMITTEE OF THE LEONIDIO CLIMBING FESTIVAL




GRAND PRIZES
- A four day, all expenses paid trip to Leonidio for two people, including airfare, accommodation and one daily meal, offered by the Festival Organizers
- Great prizes for Leonidio Challenge sponsored by Petzl;the great sponsor of Leonidio Festival

  Registration closed on
November 3, 2018 at 18:00.
List of all participants
  Leonidio Trip: Terms & Conditions
To enter the raffle, you must register and participate in the 2018 Leonidio Climbing Festival. If you win, you can choose one more person to accompany you on the trip and enjoy the entire gift package.

The Grand Prize is valid for travel anytime within 2019, and it must be claimed by the winner. It cannot be transferred to any other person.

Free airfare applies only to travel within Europe. Free accommodation and meal venues will be designated by the Festival organizers. The winner must notify the Festival organizers at least two (2) months in advance about his/her planned travel dates, to allow organizers enough time to coordinate the travel package (booking of tickets, accommodation, and meals).
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