SEAsonal : Winter climbs

Climbing in San Vito, Sicily in winter

Long gone is climbing in Sicily a hidden secret for sun rock fans willing to escape the winter. The island is full of crags to …

Mojos y Tinto, Barraquito and Basalt – Climbing in Tenerife

Tenerife, also known as the island of Eternal Spring. Mild temperatures and climate throughout the year makes this island a winter climbing destination, not only …


Climbing in Geyikbayiri, Antalya – a turkish delight

Where to climb in winter? You could either book a flight to Phra Nang or choose another exotic destination like Geyikbayiri, some 30km away from …

Climbing in Gran Canaria, Spain

One great getaway in winter is to go rock climbing in Gran Canaria. Stable temperatures in the 20-ties and plentiful sunshine is actually what you …

Climbing in Leonidio and Zobolo – the sunny getaway -Peloponnese III, Greece

A few decades back, if anyone asked you if climbing in the Peloponnese was possible, you would’ve shaked your head.  Sun, white sandy beaches and …

Climb in Leonidio, Peloponnese

A rest day in Leonidio. It was raining. The sun shone brightly in between the thunderstorms at the coast, as we gazed upon the sea …

Road trip to Margalef – Climbing in Spain

There are some who needs a few days to reach Spain, with an stopover in France. But we did that in a day and a …


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 …

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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the alps near and far

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 …

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 …

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 …

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

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 …

Travelling in the off-peak season and staying flexible on a low cost budget

Travelling around in Europe can be expensive. Especially, when you want to dine out in fancy restaurants, accommodate in a 5 star Hotel and you’re …

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