SEAsonal : summer climbs

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, …

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 …

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 …

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 Frankenjura

Climbing Frankenjura for Doldis – a beginners guide

Germany has a small climbing paradise in the middle of Bavaria.  The Fränkische Schweiz aka Frankenjura has an enormous amount of bolted Jura rocks with …

Boulder Area at the Berliner Hütte

Hiking to the Boulders at the Berliner Hütte – en route via Schönbichlerhorn, 3134m

The Berliner Höhenweg is a famous Trial in the Zillertaler Alps, taking you across a few awesome 3000m summits on a normal 7 day hike. …

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

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 …

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

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 …

Tegernseer Hütte – Roß und Buchstein

It has been blogged at least 1001 times. So this is review #1002 on a classical hike you can’t miss once you are in the …

some life hacks

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 …

What to wear in your sleeping bag

What to wear under your sleeping bag for best results

Sleeping oudoors? That sounds really uncomfortable, yet somewhat romantic – to sleep under the stars, on hard jutty stones and having creepy crawlies snailing up …

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 …

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