SEAsonal travels

crags in Grenoble

Climbing in Grenoble, France

We finally made it to the areas near Grenoble after dozens of recomendations from various climbers. Without much expectations and equipt with an 10 year …

Arco

Winter climbing in Arco

  That year, Lago di Garda suffered many heavy rainfalls , lots of snow and bad weather … finding a dry climbing sector was a …

Cala Gonone

Sardegna – climbing between wild boars, turquoise water and cannonau

The Orientale Sarda Isn’t it a dream to waking up to flawless sunrises, the cry of seagulls and the crashing of waves? What a good …

Climbing in Sardinia – Updates 2012

Playing with the idea for a short break away from the cold, wet, foggy weather? Or looking for a climbing destination for the next summer …

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 …

Marche – climbing amidst the Central Apennine in Italy

We glided daily across the numerous Metauro hills in the Marche region covered with a green, luscious landscape. Oh, how those many L A Y …

Climbing in Sardegna, Italy

  Sardegna is one of the most beautiful Islands opposite of Rome and about 9 Ferry hours away from Livorno, where we took off on …

Climbing vs bouldering – same same but different

When I started climbing 2 decades back, bouldering was just a form of training at home or at the gym when you aren’t climbing. You …

Climbing in Saint Leger, France

News spreaded like wildfire. There was this place, this Gorge, with long overhanging routes in the upper grades and potential that could possibly last a …

Tufa Paradise in Nice

Climbing in Côte d’Azur, France

Alpes – Maritimes – a beautiful mixture of the alps and the sea next to each other in southern France. The Côte d’Azur region is blessed with hundreds …

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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Hirschberg 1668m – a classic summit in the Tegernsee region

The Hirschberg 1668 m- a classic in the Bavarian Alps. Also known to be one of the “Münchner Hausberg” be it summer or winter. It is actually …

Outdoor Ladies Blogger Meet 2014

Outdoor Ladies goes Grosse Schlicke 2019m – Bloggers Meet

What happens when 8 outdoor ladies meet up for a summit over the weekend? … A mountain full of giggles, colourful attire and plenty of good …

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…

some life hacks

Packing up light to the alpine refuge – my backpack pack list

Time to clean up the tons of paper on my table. I’m putting my Pack List for the weekend (2-3 days) at the alpine refuge right …

What do you do with your used climbing rope?

Do you have tons of used rope that is stacked in your basement and you do not know what else to do with it? Why …

Projecting – how a redpoint changes how you think about climbing

The term redpoint or pink pointing a climb is also commonly known as “crushing” or “sending” it. An awkward, but convenient catchall term originating from …

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