Saturday, 24 August 2019

Brandler-Hase, Cima Grande di Lavaredo

When Saule was a kid, she visited the Dolomites and after seeing the Tre Cime decided that she was into climbing. Twenty years later she finally went up the north face of the Cima Grande and I got to tag along.

Friday, 16 August 2019

California Dream, Pointe 3038 de Trélaporte

What happens when a Guru of alpine granite combines forces with a world champion in sport climbing? When I saw the names of Michel Piola and Romain Desgrange in the guidebook, my interest was picked. Many enthusiastic reports of the quality and the beauty of the climb cemented it further, we had to check it out ourselves!

Saturday, 17 March 2018

Joshua Tree


No wonder I couldn't find a camping spot in Joshua Tree National Park – the landscape in gorgeous. As it turns out, the climbing is pretty awesome too.

Sunday, 18 February 2018

El Chorro



For some people the new year started by getting snowed in at ski resorts. We decided to go south and visit Andalusia's limestone cliffs.

Monday, 22 January 2018

Stotzigen Firsten


Even an easy skitour can pack a punch. When Frieder and I went for perhaps the most popular mountain in the country we were thinking about a few hours workout. It turned out to be better than expected and way more interesting.

Sunday, 25 June 2017

Granite and Snow in the Revelation Mountains


Flying over the Alaska range in a small plane was spectacular. Landing roller-coaster style on a beautiful glacier was even better. Seeing a bunch of unclimbed walls and peaks around got us dizzy. I was already content with the trip and it was just the beginning.

Friday, 24 March 2017

Hot Ice and Cold Rock

Having spent the previous winter in the southern hemisphere, I was keen to enjoy the ice offerings this year. To make it more interesting we added a few moves on the rock.