Anja & Klemen
Their journey began in 2007, when Klemen needed physiotherapy care at Davidovke, as others call it. After the "treatment", Klemen felt great and seduced the younger Davidovka, and together they started traveling around the world.
Pretty soon, as a masseuse of the climbing team, Anja joined the World Cup competitions as a massage therapist and together with Klemen, they were able to coordinate the competition season with trips around Europe. After a few years of competitions, traveling, and discovering new destinations, Klemen and Anja went on a business trip to Spain, where they mostly spent their climbing holidays. There, they found inspiration for a business idea where they would offer climbers from all over the world accommodation, climbing coaching, photography, massage, and organize a climbing holiday for them and more. As much as two and a half years of effort has been almost thrown away, but each experience brings something new and opens new doors. At the time when they were already turning towards home, luck smiled with happiness in business and they met today's business partner Rockbusters, with whom they work and cooperate today. Together they teach people to climb around Europe. In 2017, Klemen and Anja founded their company Plezanje, Klemen Bečan s.p., aimed at more individual training of climbers, especially amateurs, recreational and advanced recreationists who want to climb at a higher grade and higher quality level, but also want to climb something good. Thus began the path of the company Plezanje Klemen Bečan s.p., where today climbers from all over the world can participate in "travel training trips" in climbing destinations offered by the company or simply come to the destination they are interested in.
The company strives to fulfill all the climbing wishes of its customers, and for climbers to improve their climbing, satisfy their desires for progress and get answers to questions from the climbing world, while remaining happy and healthy.
"Enjoy climbing, no matter what"
Together we act as a team and stand on our side, we always think together and find a common solution for a problem. In sports, there are highs and falls. Because we are both aware of this and we know how to cope with these pressures.
This lifestyle has been dictated to us for more than 25 years. We are both adventurous in a soul, we are social and love to help people, we like nature and use it as much as possible. Our relationship is based on respect, friendship, loyalty, and love.
We have dedicated to photography, which is also part of our mission. The common path has been consolidating for many years and is complementary in the sports and spiritual spirit.
We have always felt our mission path to create a very good climbing and comfortable community for everyone who adores the walls and nature.
The most important thing for us is to create a good and homely atmosphere among people and to make people happy and healthy.
Therefore, the company will complement the man who teaches climbing, both through climbing tourist organizations and individuals, for all who want to acquire new knowledge and improve their climbing technique and form and life in general.
A big passion for climbing along the natural walls and love to show to people, which we also delight them.
Klemen tried climbing for the first time when he was 7 years old and since then that's all he ever wanted to do. He joined the local competition team at the gym at age 10 and focused all his time and energy on training. At age 14 he started competing internationally on the Slovenian Youth team. At age 15, only one short year after joining the team, he won the World Championship Youth Gold Medal in lead climbing.
Soon he joined world cup competitions in the absolute category and in 2008 he finally got to the top spot of the podium at the World Cup competition in Kranj, Slovenia.
He loved competing, but climbing outdoors on real rock is always where he finds the most satisfaction and pleasure.
He prefers on-sight climbing. He thinks it captures the essence of climbing. You have to be able to adapt and make on-the-fly decisions, which train the mind and body to be at its best, on and off the rock, and these lessons transfer to your everyday life.
His hardest on-sight is Siempre se Puede Hacer Menos (watch video) where he did the on-sight first ascent.
He doesn't like to spend much time working routes but still managed to climb some hard routes graded up to 9a+ like Joe Mama, Papichulo and La Rambla.
Klemen likes long routes a lot. The longer the better. So no wonder he equipped a new multi-pitch line in Drašnice, Croatia, which is around 250m high and has two pitches graded 8c+ and it is definitely his favorite route. Check out the video of Drašnice Moments
In his 30 years long career he gained so many experiences, has been to so many places, and met so many wonderful people in his life, so he decided to share all his knowledge with you. Join him for a day, a week, or a month. After spending time with him, you will climb better and feel stronger, be more aware of your full potential, and have a greater appreciation for all the things we love, including some amazing outdoor cooking.
Anja was born in the capital of Ukraine, in the big city of Kiev. At the age of five, the whole family moved to a small country, Slovenia. The reason for leaving the larger country was my father’s job as a professional hockey player. As a child, she coached so many sports for so many years, mostly dedicated to athletics, and eventually at the age of 17 she learned about climbing and soon discovered the most passionate sport for her. Climbing has slowly become her lifestyle. The beginning of climbing began in the home Alps with the alpine style of climbing, winter snowboarding and ice climbing. But she soon learned sport climbing as well. With a lot of traveling, discovering and exploring new places where she met Klemen. The first meeting with her future husband was at the age of 19, where they went climbing together and she threw him hard almost on the head, but fortunately the only shoulder was hit. They haven't seen each other for 5 years. Anja studied and graduated as a radiology engineer in the middle part, while at that time she worked as a massage therapist in a family business. The 2nd meeting with Klemen was in their massage parlor, where the magic happened. Only one year later, Klemen and Anja got married and bought a T4 van called the Blue Arrow. The blue arrow was brought in from Germany and the van journey began. Everyone from Slovenia to Spain and back, as well as to the south, all the way to Turkey, traveled through all the Balkan countries and all the way to northern Germany and gave them very beautiful adventures and memories for 10 years.
If we go back to Anja's story. Her climbing with Klemen was intertwined with travel, climbing and work. In 2010, she discovered another passion that was the beginning of climbing photography. Photographing her husband was a very big challenge for her, not only because of the hard rope technique and hanging from the walls, but also fast enough for photography. For the past 11 years, she has stepped into professional photography and her works have been published in many magazines, including on the covers, in many guides and pages. Last year, she learned to photograph real estate. Climbing photography is her life's work at her climbing destinations everywhere and has become part of Klemen Becan's Climbing Training.
Not only is her passion for photography, but she is also good at sport climbing with a red dot 7c and a 7a + view. Over the years, she began to engage in independent training and discovered another excellent work of helping and teaching other climbers in their company. Her excellent article on the first 7c she submitted was one of the best articles on mental work.
Climbing, traveling and photography are a way of life for her. Today, together with the whole family, son Aron, Klemen and the puppy travel and work along the way: training others, exploring beautiful nature, discovering and developing new climbing goals, meeting people, tasting local cuisine and more, is her daily reward.