SEAsonal travels

Climbing in the Dolomites – cool destinations

    It wasn’t exactly a perfect summer for climbing in the Alps last year and it had to see a few attempts to check out some …

Climbing in Cuneo, Italy and crossing the borders to France

Cuneo is a little city, some 2.5 hours away from Finale. Totally amazing, to discover a gem in an almost forgotten, too far away to …

Sector Power - Chateauvert

Chateauvert – our Spring climbing escape in Vallon Sourn

It was a trip escaping the terrible spring we had this year. Snow, rain, floods….time flew and suddenly it was summer back home. Being such …

Climbing in Ariège, midi Pyrenees – France

Ariège lays about 100 km away from Toulouse in the middle of the Midi-Pyrénées. There are about 2000++ sports-climbing routes in the area to keep you busy. …

Stepping into a bouldering world

Bouldering is a subform of Rock Climbing. It’s climbing little pieces of rock formations, also known as boulders, that’s about 3-8  meters or higher, without a …

Plaisir climbing in the french Provence

We grabbed a cafe au liat with a croissant amandé in town before we started that climbing day in the Provence. But as a person …

Massone, the mother of all sectors

Climbing in Arco, northern Italy

Mentioning the name “Arco” makes every climber´s heart beat a little faster. It’s the place where climbing dreams are made of, a place to get …

Climbing in Castelbianco – Valle Pennavaire

If you’re looking for an alternative to climbing in Finale, cliffs in and around Castelbianco offers a handful that’s worth a few weeks of holidays to …

Choosing the right crash pad for bouldering

 “A good spotter is better than any crash pad” I heard that often. But a crash pad catches the impact of your fall, prevents injuries …

Fast forward the Spring season – climbing in Arco

Spring Quick and dirty, skip the winter. Within 3.5 hours, you get the spring that you have been looking for. Of course, you have checked the …

Anything & everything

The art beneath the routes

Have you noticed, there are climbing places where you think >> gosh, this is a beautiful place to be <<. Or some, where you wouldn’t want …

Servus!

That’s how we greet each other in Bavaria anywhere between and above forest levels. :-)

Hey there! I’m Chris. This my blog on our travels sport climbing has brought us through the last decades, hikes, plus everything else that comes along with it.  Enjoy!

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SportScheck OutdoorTestival 2014 – Via-Ferrata E.Castiglione

Four days at the OutdoorTestival 2014 powered by SportScheck , packed with action sports during the day and “after work” parties at night proved a challenge not only …

Rotwand 1884m in Spitzingsee -a winter hike

Friday the 13th – For some, this is an evil day. A day full of Murphy’s Law. For others, it can be a beautiful experience …

The Pendling and Kala Alm in winter – a FaceTime with the Kaiser

The Kufsteiner Haus in Pendling and Kala Alm are perhaps one of the most frequented mountain huts in Thiersee, Tirol – Austria…

Of Gorges and Peaks in the Zugspitze Region, Garmisch Partenkirchen // press trip

We climbed the Alpspitz via the Alpspitz-Ferrata and the Zugspitze via the Höllentalferner glacier in 2.5 days

some life hacks

Repairing your down products

Repair your Down Jacket or Sleeping Bag yourself?

Zzzzzrrrraaaack! Oh no! You turn around only to find your brand new down jacket with an ugly L shape rip and a cloud of feathers …

Choosing the right crash pad for bouldering

 “A good spotter is better than any crash pad” I heard that often. But a crash pad catches the impact of your fall, prevents injuries …

Tips on Gear Care

How to make your climbing gear last almost forever

Frankly speaking, before the hype came, back in the 80ties and 90ties, rock climbers were probably the nightmare of every sales manager. They were one …

Other essential bits

Bouldering

Bouldering has become it’s very own climbing discipline. A sportclimber boulders too – be it just for training, or time/ weather/ partner constraints or the route he’s trying on. Find out what you need to start in these series I’ve put together.

Ready for pasta?

When it comes to food, cooking outdoors can become a challenge. Using some planning in advance, the challenge can be minimized allowing you to whip up a meal for yourself or the whole gang.  Here are some pasta recipe inspirations ToGo.

The insulated Food Canister

Photography

With just a smartphone or a mirrorless digital camera, photography and making videos has become a part of the pack on our trips. For me, astro and night photography is a worthy challenge to stay up all night. Here are a few shots I’ve taken during those sleepless nights.

Rocks, Travels, Collecting moments & silver linings

Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass

It's about learning to dance in the rain