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Name: Lucas Dourdourekas – Local Hero: Kalymnos
Interview: Moon Climbing / January 2013
Moon Climbing – When and where did you start climbing?
Lucas - I started climbing at the age of 15 in my hometown Levadia on a very bad climbing wall.
Moon Climbing – Do you have a favorite style of climbing (traditional, sport, bouldering etc)?
Lucas - Since I moved to Kalymnos my style is sport climbing, but the last year bouldering is becoming more and more appealing to me.
Moon Climbing – You are stuck on a desert island with just one route and one boulder. Which ones would you choose and why?
Lucas - I will choose Action Direct because I like this style, short and hard moves, and as for the boulder I will choose Dreamtime because I like the moves of this problem.
Moon Climbing – Who is your climbing hero or inspiration and why?
Lucas - Many…one of them is Patxi Usobiaga because he has achieved a lot with hard work and commitment and this is praiseworthy!!!
Moon Climbing – How often do you climb?
Lucas - I try to climb 3-4 days per week outside.
Moon Climbing – Where and how often do you train and for how many hours per week?
Lucas - I train in my boulder gym. When i start training i follow a specific schedule with 2 days training and one restday at least 15 hours per week.
Moon Climbing – What kind of training do you do?
Lucas – I do campus and fingerboard training to increase strength and of course bouldering on the MoonBoard (it helps a lot).
Moon Climbing – Your top training tip or tips?
Lucas – When you train try to push yourself to the limit and always try to keep your motivation high.!
Moon Climbing – The climbing achievement you are most proud of and why?
Lucas - When Ι climbed the route ‘Los kukos’ 8c that was the first confirmed 8c being climbed by a Greek climber .
Moon Climbing – What is your opinion on competitions? Good, bad or indifferent?
Lucas - Competitions are not for everyone. You can be the best and still not win because too much stress might not let you perform. However I like taking part in competitions because they keep me motivated to train harder.
Moon Climbing – Your goals for 2013?
Lucas – My goals for 2013 is to send my projects in Kalymnos, to push myself to train harder and to be able to travel 2-3 times for bouldering.