I'm Joe Fratianni, a climber, skier and alpinist. Transplanted from the USA in the early 1990's, I live my life under the limestone walls of Kalymnos, in the north-eastern alps of Austria and in the mountains of North America. 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 American Mountain Guides Association pursuing UIAA/IFMGA certification as an international mountain guide. I am currently an apprentice AMGA/IFMGA mountain guide.
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 Sport Climbing Fundamentals, transfer basic skills to real rock at an intermediate level with Transitions in Outdoor Climbing, 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, get the on-site local knowledge and assistance for your Kalymnos event through hosting services, climbing guide support and safety oversight for your Retreat & Seminar.
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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-five 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