Today, I’m talking with my friend Juan Sebastian Mejia, who is a professional rock climber and guide with more than 20 years of experience. He grew up in Bogota, Colombia and now lives in Suesca, Cundinamarca (located about an hour north from Bogota), which is a rock climber’s paradise that has more than 600 developed climbing routes.
These are the questions and answers of the Interview:
Me – Where do most people come from that visit Suesca?
Juan – They come from all over the world, but mostly from the US, Canada, and Europe.
Me – What are the different activities available to do in Suesca besides climbing?
Juan – In Suesca you can practice mountain biking, trail running, horseback riding, motocross, and visiting other nearby towns.
Me – Whats the most difficult aspect of climbing?
Juan – It’s difficult to control emotions and tolerate pain during a tough climb.
Me – Whats the fastest way to improve as a climber?
Juan – The fastest way to improve is to learn advanced procedures under the supervision of an instructor, thus raising the learning curve without incurring risks.
Me – How dangerous is climbing?
Juan – Climbing is extremely dangerous unless it is done with the right people and equipment, which makes it a very pleasant and safe activity that people of all ages can participate in.
Me – Juan, what would you like to say to those who are thinking of visiting Suecsa?
Juan – I want to invite everyone who has the interest to discover rock climbing to please visit Suesca, where we can provide personalized instruction specifically adapted to your skill level and interests. In this way, you will have a unique and exciting experience in my beautiful town!
Below are photos of Juan in his element and some local contacts that you can call when you arrive in Suesca!
Suesca, Cundinamarca, Colombia, South America
Juan Sebastian Mejia- Climbing instructor and guide
Cel – 310 786-3024
RicaPizza – Pizza restaurant in Suesca
Cel – 312 379-3610
Hostal Torrealta – One of the nicest hostels in town
Cel – 311 513-9310