• Joe Fratianni

Kalymnos 2021 Season Schedule



I hope everyone is doing well and staying healthy as the world continues to struggle with functioning in these times of Covid19. It seems as if Europe and particularly Greece are committed to supporting tourism in the late spring and into the summer of 2021. Greece is planning on fully opening up to international travel as of mid-to-late May 2021. The most recent news is that travel will be allowed with either full vaccination or a negative PCR Covid-19 test result.

In 2021 I have been able to travel and work to what I feel has been the greatest degree possible. At times travel and work have been frustrating, but looking back i am grateful for the possibilities that I have had. From December 2020 through the end of March 2021 I worked for San Juan Mountain Guides out of Ouray Colorado in the USA. I was mostly guiding backcountry multi-pitch ice climbing and ski touring. I also spent time in the world famous Ouray Ice Park (a truly impressive set up!) coaching ice climbing, conducting various courses, rigging for the Ouray Ice Festival and training during my time off from guiding. This relationship with San Juan Mountain Guides will continue in 2022, further opening up possibilities for offering other climbing programs in North America. Here are a few photo impressions from working in the San Juan Mountains of Colorado:


I returned to Salzburg Austria at the beginning of April 2021 to continued snow and winter weather. This year has been a long winter season that just seems to keep going regardless of on which continent i find myself!


The desire for warm weather, sunny rock climbing has certainly risen. Usually, I am on Kalymnos by mid-April with the motivation to begin intensively sport climbing. However with the continuing effects of Covid-19 I have to adapt to all the various restrictions that the situation has created.


My Kalymnos season will begin in July 2021. Prior to getting to Kalymnos, I have a guiding commitment in June in the USA. After that, I should arrive on Kalymnos on about the 28th of June. I plan on staying on Kalymnos until mid-November. Below is the schedule of courses on Kalymnos for the 2021 season:


COURSE SCHEDULE 2021

KALYMNOS SEASON START 01. JULY 2021

JUNE 2021

01.-25. June 2021 (Tuesday - Friday, 25 day special event)

Alpine Climbing, Grand Teton Range

Jackson Hole, Wyoming USA

KALYMNOS SCHEDULE

JULY 2021

30. June -11. July 2021 (Wednesday - Sunday, 12 days)

Individual and Small Group Performance Coaching. Daily and multi-day rates. Please contact me directly at kalymnosprimalclimb@gmail.com, +43 660 633 2076 (WhatsApp) or +30 698 206 7240 to arrange half-day, full-day or multiple day coaching, or to get information regarding joining in with a group.

12.-17. July 2021 (Monday - Saturday)

Fundamentals in Outdoor Climbing Course (Beginner Level). Five climbing days in a six day period, €585,— per participant, maximum 6 participants.

19.-23. July 2021 (Monday - Saturday)

Transitions in Outdoor Climbing Course (Intermediate Level). Five climbing days in a six day period, €585,— per participant, maximum 6 participants.

AUGUST 2021

06. - 15. August 2021 (Friday - Sunday)

Kalymnos Summer Climbing Camp. Nine days of climbing in a ten day period. Average of six hours of climbing on every climbing day with special event climbing days with boat transfers from Vathey and to the climbing sectors on Telendos. Daily themes and focus to improve your climbing within a motivated group of like-minded climbers. €585,— per participant, maximum of 8 participants. Partial participation at a daily rate of €70,— per participant per day is possible if space permits.

23.-28. August 2021 (Monday - Saturday)

Transitions in Outdoor Climbing Course (Intermediate Level). Five climbing days in a six day period, €585,— per participant, maximum 6 participants.

SEPTEMBER 2021

03.-12. September 2021 (Monday - Sunday, 14 days)

Kalymnos Autumn Climbing Camp. Nine days of climbing in a ten day period. Average of six hours of climbing on every climbing day with special event climbing days with boat transfers from Vathey and to the climbing sectors on Telendos. Daily themes and focus to improve your climbing within a motivated group of like-minded climbers. €585,— per participant, maximum of 8 participants. Partial participation at a daily rate of €70,— per participant per day is possible if space permits.

13.-18. September 2021 (Monday - Saturday)

Five-Day Single & Multi-Pitch Combination Course. 3 Days of single pitch climbing, rope technique & management followed with two days of multi-pitch climbing. Five climbing days in a six day period. €585,— per participant, maximum 3 participants

20. September - 07. October 2021 (Monday - Thursday)

Individual and Small Group Performance Coaching. Daily and multi-day rates. Please contact me directly at kalymnosprimalclimb@gmail.com or 0043 660 633 2076 (WhatsApp) to arrange half-day, full-day or multiple day coaching, or to get information regarding joining in with a group

OCTOBER 2021

08.-17. October 2021 (Friday - Sunday, 10 days)

Kalymnos Autumn Climbing Camp. Nine days of climbing in a ten day period. Average of six hours of climbing on every climbing day with special event climbing days with boat transfers from Vathey and to the climbing sectors on Telendos. Daily themes and focus to improve your climbing within a motivated group of like-minded climbers. €585,— per participant, maximum of 8 participants. Partial participation at a daily rate of €70,— per participant per day is possible if space permits.

18.-23. October 2021 (Monday - Saturday)

Transitions in Outdoor Climbing Course (Intermediate Level). Five climbing days in a six day period, €585,— per participant, maximum 6 participants.

25.-29. October 2021 (Monday - Saturday)

Five-Day Single & Multi-Pitch Combination Course. 3 Days of single pitch climbing, rope technique & management followed with two days of multi-pitch climbing. Five climbing days in a six day period. €585,— per participant, maximum 3 participants

NOVEMBER 2021

01.-14. November 2021 (Monday - Sunday, 14 days)

Individual and Small Group Performance Coaching. Daily and multi-day rates. Please contact me directly at kalymnosprimalclimb@gmail.com, +43 660 633 2076 (WhatsApp) or +30 698 206 7240 to arrange half-day, full-day or multiple day coaching, or to get information regarding joining in with a group.

LATE AUTUMN & WINTER CLIMBING EVENTS PREVIEW

CLIMB USA! DESERT ROAD TRIP

20. November - 04 December 2021. Single and multi-pitch climbing in Joshua Tree, California, Red Rock, Nevada and Moab, Utah. Climb in one or more of these wonderful winter climbing destinations in the south west deserts of the USA. Fly into Phoenix, Arizona or Las Vegas, Nevada

NORTH AMERICAN ICE TRIP

18. December 2021 - 30. April 2022. Single and multi-pitch ice climbing in North America’s premier ice climbing locations: Ouray Colorado, Bozeman Montana, Cody Wyoming and in the Canadian Rockies, Canmore / Banff Alberta, Canada

As always, I am very understanding and flexible regarding bookings with the potential complications related to Covid-19 travel restrictions. If there are special requests or you have other considerations that are not accommodated in the schedule, just reach out directly to me (kalymnosprimalclimb@gmail.com, +43 660 633 2076 WhatsApp). The schedule always changes as actual bookings materialise, so get in touch if you need more information.


Please remember that when you book a climbing activity with me, the price and dates are guaranteed regardless of number of participants or other factors. You can rest assured that the arrangements that we agree to are 100% certain. Of course, I am happy to assist you with recommendations and advice for travel and accommodations, scooter or car rental, gear advice, etc. My track record is one of supplying top-notch client care and this has resulted in a very high degree of return bookings and great relationships that have come to cherish from season to season.


I hope to see you again on Kalymnos. Let’s all hope for a vibrant climbing season on this magical island!






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