dimanche 7 février 2016

Visiting South America in 2015

I did not film a lot in South america Tour 2015 because I was more focus to know people and to watch landscapes. Thankfully I have not yet (for the moment) an incredible and not useful Iphone6

Ammerica del sud from Info RIBIERE on Vimeo.

mardi 22 décembre 2015

COLOMBIA : Entrevista with VICE

When I was in Colombia I had the honor and the chance to have an interview with the legendary magazine VICE in versus Pacifista

jeudi 17 décembre 2015

PERU : Report

COLOMBIA : report

You can check the visit in Colombia to click on the picture

vendredi 11 décembre 2015


Ah Colombia! When you think about Colombia, probably your brain is thinking on the wrong way like I almost thought.
I arrived in Columbia the 16th November to Bogota, the capital. The SUR COMPANY, distributor of Petzl, welcomed me in this nice city with a nice introduction by a little party.
Just because I am lazy to tell you all my planning there I can say that I had really good time in Satatausa and Bucaramangua.
The first trip was made in Satatausa with Juan David, the local. He has a really nice place to camp if you need. We went there with the SUR COMPANY , Daniel Mora, Miguel Angel Cervantes and the filmakers crew. I wish to present you soon the video of all these trip and especially Satatausa. So on, I was jumping around all boulders because I dd not know where to start. But at the end, I crushed 80% of my projects which makes me more psyched for the next of the season.

After 4 days I went to present the new film of my last expedition with Read Macadam, the Valley of Giants during the Reel Rock Tour 2015. It was a surprise and a good opportunity to screening up this premiere in South America. I had after a pleasure to make a lecture to the gym.

The second place I visited and which It will stay in my good memories is "Mojara" or exactly located in Bucaramangua. the owners of the REFUGIO La ROCA,  Ricardo Cancelado and Alexandra Leguizamon. Obvioustly I wish one day you can visit this peace and quiet place. Also I met really nice persons there and it looked really like vacations for me. Thanks to the girls of the refuge who really cared about my healty...almost.

Thank a lot mi amores y mi amigos ! I wish to come back one day! Thank !!!

All these emotions comes in my language with me for the next adventures. Sure I was quiet busy after it by lectures around Bogotoa and Suesca. 

Thank to Javier Uruena, Miguel Angel Cervantes and Daniel Mora to have organized this trip for me. 

Once again ! Something is different in South America because people are friendly and they have a really respect of each other. Something is missing in Occident ;-)

Philippe Ribiere

mercredi 11 novembre 2015


Hi every one,

I only have a free day on this 11th November in Peru where I am now.
After the awesome trip in Bolivia and the BLOQUEando festival, I flew by plane to Peru in Lima which is the capital.
For the first week I did a lot of conferences who gave me again the reason why I am traveling and why I keep going my messages for the handicap.
How the handicap changed my life on the better way, I got many embraces for the first talk in the University of Bautista. Some autistic people joined us to share also their experience.

to be honest, I never had in all my career so many hugs from people. I fell a lot of love and on my opinion it is why my friend Jure Breceljnik made the Wild One documentary. He believed I had to talk to the world.
On the joke now for 2 months, I decided to be the President of the World, even it is not true, and I call people to join the spirit of the love. "Peace and Love" was a slogan few years ago and I am pretty sure we all forget this principe.

An other sentences I heard from Bolivian and Peruvian people who embarrass me a bit like : "you are like El Che Guevarra" and "you arrived on the right time in this fuc...g society".
What I have to hear? I understand that we need space, love, humanity, confidence, trusts and etc.
How come we have- I included myself - a short memory of the past. We made two world wart and we are making the third one : the social war.
Our presidents are so smarts than everything goes on their sides, especially the money.
What is about the appearance with people? Who are we to judge people with an handicap? who are we to decide we have to be perfect front of the society system? Where are we going?
I take my responsibility to write and to spray this message all around the world? Some people can think - I will not blame them- that I am a pretentious man but I have my conscience to be part of the world. We like or not but the fact is I will not close my mouth. because I say some true.

After  recharging my batteries with the love, i went to Pirca and the Base Camp to make slideshows and clinics, I went to a new place called "Escomarca" where I find again a tonne of boulder. Amazing place with a bunch of potential! thank to Manolo to drive me there with his wife, Valeria and the little one Marie-jose. We were at 3700m altitude and I guaranty you that the climbing conditions changes a lot. I was not able to send an hard boulders but I was enjoying so much the silent and the peace that the climbing was not so important.

Thanks to the MON VERTICAL to prepare all this full planning and especially to Magda Chumpitaz to be my assistant for these two weeks
Thank to Vila Santa Hotel
Thank to BASE CAMP and Manolo
thank to PIRCA Climbing Gym
Thanks to have read my text and see you in Colombia.

Philippe Ribiere

mercredi 4 novembre 2015


I am really sorry not to give any news since the last July.
After the hard summer, I went home to recharge my batteries to prepare the next trip for the winter.
Between this, I was opening many boulders in my secret place in Ardeche which took me a lot of time. I was also preparing a movie to show you all potential I could find there and I am really glad to get bunch of boulders.

Now we are the 4th november and I am in Peruvia after a trip in Bolivia for the last two weeks. Sure I could tell you everything but for now  - it is late - I can show you only an interview I made in ATB television (Bolivia) with the Miss Universe 2010.

I wish to give you more news soon.
with Claudio Marce, Miss Universe 2010

Some pictures of the Bolivia trip we could see in the next french magazine

Philippe Ribiere