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.


Friday, 3 March 2017

Aiguille d'Argentière


Eager to get some acclimatization, we went to Argentiere basin for a weekend. In addition to pretty good snow, we got to do some sunbathing and climb a few pitches of ice.

Tuesday, 31 January 2017

Chulilla

Every-time I go to Spain, I am stunned by the quality and the quantity of bolted limestone. Whether you go to Siurana or Rodellar, there is usually a common theme - an old town, tucked away in a spectacular valley with miles of orange rock stretching in all direction. This time we went to Chulilla - a medieval town with a buzzing climbing scene and we even got to stay in a house build centuries ago.


Thursday, 8 December 2016

Moules-frites and golden granite in Corsica


''Is that white mark a tick or a birdshit? '' I heard Saule say in the middle of a pumpy pitch.