If you're somewhere in the south of France and at a loose end, we may have the answer...
We know precisely not very much about the Vibram Games bar what just flopped into our Friday afternoon in-box, which is that they're on right now in Parc Naturel Régional des Grands Causses which is, erm, where's google, ahem, just north-west of Montpellier in France.
Anyway, if you happen to be near the Parc Naturel Régional des Grands Causses, it sounds pretty cool with Merrel Barefoot testing and a bunch of celebrity outdoor athletes including the amusingly named 'Bad Slackliners Group', hmmm.... Here's what Vibram has to say about it all:
The 2012 Vibram® Natural Games are about to take off from 28 June to 1 July in the natural regional park at Millau in France. Freestyle, big air and cross kayaking, acrobatic and endurance paragliding, free climbing and bouldering, MTB dirt and enduro, slacklining and highlining. Four days of outdoor events with tens of thousands of open air sports professionals and enthusiasts taking part.
Outdoors for the 6th time
The 2011 Games brought together 45,000 people, making the Vibram® Natural Games the largest international open-air sports festival. Today Millau in France is ready for this year’s date with the international outdoor community. From 28 June to 1 July 2012 tens of thousands of open-air sports enthusiasts will descend on the Parc Naturel Régional des Grands Causses for an unforgettable four days.
The programme includes kayaking, paragliding, climbing, MTB-dirt, MTB-enduro, and slacklining: 6 adrenaline-inducing, high-performance disciplines. There will be two events for each discipline: the first on natural, modified terrain reserved for amateurs (both beginners and non-beginners) and the second dedicated to professional athletes. The calendar will also include free participation events combining the two categories.
The crème de la crème
The now world famous Vibram® Natural Games brings together the cream of each individual outdoor discipline. Some of the famous special guests for 2012 include the climbers Nina Caprez and Jérôme Pouvreau, the European kayaking champion Mathieu Dumoulin, the paragliders Charles Cazaux and Maëva Giacometti, the multiple downhill MTB world champion Nicolas Vouilloz, not to mention the “Bad slackliners” group.