Rock climbing in Kalymnos, Greece

Andrea Di Bari pays tribute to Kalymnos


Everybody on Kalymnos knows Andrea Di Bari as the man who discovered the ‘huge climbing potential on this Greek island’, and we eagerly look forward to seeing him at the North Face Kalymnos Climbing Festival, where he is an official guest. But he is also a self-taught film director and screenwriter, and this week Planetmountain features Andrea Di Bari’s ‘Happy to be here’, a short story / film theme paying tribute to Kalymnos with imagery so vivid you can feel the stones beneath your sandals. The photos below are from the first ever features of Kalymnos in ‘Alp’ and ‘Rotpunkt’ magazines (spring 1999) and from our archives.



Andrea Di Bari climbing his route 'Sirene' 7c, sector Odyssey

Andrea and Elena Di Bari with Aris in 2004





















Grande Grotta retro, Alp magazine, 1999

Andrea Di Bari on the cover of Rotpunkt magazine. One of the first times Kalymnos is featured in the climbing press (March-April 1999)






















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