In 2012 Pro climber Philippe Ribiere sat alone in his van all winter contemplating why he climbs, he almost gave up climbing but luckily for us he didn't, I was lucky enough to spend the day filming with him and he told me his story.
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and keep up to date with Philippe http://www.philipperibiere.blogspot.fr/
and I love climbing http://www.climbing.ilooove.it/
Big thanks to Haroun from http://www.vastmotionpictures.com for the additional slow motion footage
And a Huge thanks to Philippe's sponsors, the north face, petzl, la sportive, julbo, chimpanzee, climb on and lapis
Filmed on location in Fontainebleau france