SEAsonal travels

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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, …

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 …


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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Blaueishütte – Schärtenspitze – Eisbodenscharte, summits to see in Berchtesgaden

The Blaueishütte in the Berchtesgaden region lays at 1680 m altitude and is embedded in the midst of the disappearing glacier, tall walls, short boulders and …

View from the rim - Schildenstein

Schildenstein 1613m – hiking the Wolfsschlucht

It was a hot summer. Let me change that.. it is a hot summer. In fact, it is a great summer, one we haven’t had …

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 …

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 …

some life hacks

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 …

Packing up for an Outdoor Dirtbag Road Trip

… and making it a success. All excited about your upcoming road trip? Gotten your new van or outdoor vehicle and packing up for your …

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 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


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