I'm Joe Fratianni, a climber, skier and alpinist. Transplanted from the USA more that twenty years ago, I make my home under the limestone walls of Kalymnos and in the north-eastern alps of Austria. I have been sport climbing on Kalymnos since the time when the first routes were established there. I'm an Austrian State Certified Instructor in all climbing, skiing and alpine disciplines, educational program instructor and tour guide for the Austrian Alpinverein Salzburg and a professional member of AMGA pursuing UIAA / IFMGA certification.
Innovative, wholistic, professional sport climbing instruction, guiding, seminars & workshops for individuals and small groups on the Greek islands of Kalymnos and Telendos. Enter the sport of climbing with Climbing Fundamentals, transfer basic skills to real rock at an intermediate level with Transitions, there are an array of options for Multi-Pitch Climbing, with Private Lessons and Personal Training any type of custom-tailored program can be created, Kalymnos Climbing Camps are focused small group events that give you affordable professional instruction, establish climbing as a sustainable lifestyle sport with the comprehensive multifaceted retreatPrimal Climb Interconnected.
Fundamental elements of climbing, natural movement, expert custom-tailored instruction, honest real-world fitness, an active outdoor lifestyle, rediscovering play, trusting yourself, exceeding limitations
Bringing to Kalymnos over twenty years of international experience in leading courses, instructing and teaching skills in all types of alpine situations and climbing disciplines.
Repeatedly referred to in the international climbing press as a "climbers paradise", I'm fortunate to spend time with climbers every year from late-spring into the autumn months on this magical island. Sun, the vibrant energy, warmth of hospitality, all make up the rhythm of a climbing life on a Greek island