SEAsonal travels

One of those days in Osttirol

It sounded real easy: “Cross the bridge, pass by the cows and ascend in 10 mins to the visible crag.” And we did just that, …

Climbing in Casso, Italy

If you drive through Longarone and look up to the roads that lead to Erto, you’ll notice this great wall that covers a great part …

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 …

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 …

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. …

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 …

Climbing in Val Durance – a perfect getaway for the summer

It took a while before the new guide-book came out again. And when it did, I was so happy to get it. Awesome looking lines and …

Braulins

Climbing in Villa Santina, Friaul – Italy

The season for climbing outdoors has more or less begun. Not that it has ever stopped over the winter for us. Snow was sufficient this …

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 …

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 …

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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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 …

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

Servas du Wuide Koasa – Hintere Goinger Halt 2192 m, Wilder Kaiser

You can’t miss the tips of the Zahmer and Wilder Kaiser as you pass by the borders to Austria. The Hintere Goinger Halt is one …

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 …

some life hacks

Choosing the right Sleeping bag

Choosing the right sleeping bag – Down vs Synthetic

My first night out under the stars was some 2 decades back. It was awesome. It was hard to close my eyes. There was much …

steepest inclination of the Hangboard

DIY: Build a stand-alone flexible Hangboard frame

Why build a Hangboard frame when there are ready to use door mounting systems available? A lot depends on which material your door frame is …

How to maintain a healthy Wild camping culture & keep your favourite spots

A worse case wild camping scenario: It happened again the other night. We were sound asleep when a car came by. 500 watts shone around, …

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