At the start of the 1980s, thanks to the release of the film « La vie au bout des doigts » (Life at the fingertips) which introduced him to the general public, Patrick Edlinger – also known as “Le Blond” – became the leading figure in modern climbing.See MAP
For more than a decade, he will then travel the cliffs of the whole world, performing incredible feats and leaving on the rock the mark of a mastery and elegance still unequalled.
Here, on the walls of the Verdon Canyon during one of the many climbs spent by his side along these years.
See INA archive : Maurice Rebeix films Patrick Edlinger in Cimaï
Consult Patrick Edlinger page on WIKIPEDIA
« La vie au bout des doigts » a motion picture by Jean-Paul Janssen (1982)
« Opéra Vertical » a motion picture by Jean-Paul Janssen (1984)