SEAsonal travels

Bouldering outdoors – do it right

Bouldering is an easy game. A pair of shoes, chalk bag, crashpad and off you go. Alone or with your friends. Long belay times are non-existent.

Climbing in Nice, France – Alpes Maritimes

It was a beautiful sunny day as we walked down along th walls of Castillon, the overhanging cliffs that overlooked the coasts of the southern …

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 …

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 …

Climbing in Cuneo, Italy and crossing the borders to France

Cuneo is a little city, some 2.5 hours away from Finale. Totally amazing, to discover a gem in an almost forgotten, too far away to …

The Saturn crashpad from Moon Climbing

In my last post, I gathered points on what to look for when you’re choosing a crashpad. With all of them in my mind, I noted …

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 …

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 Castelbianco – Valle Pennavaire

The cliffs in and around Castelbianco is not anymore just an alternative to the neighbouring Finale. It has become the spot to climb on off the …

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 …


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

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

Hiking El Teide by night – climbing Spain’s highest mountain

  Click, clack. My headlamps went on. We stood before the iron gate that leads to El Teide. It starts off from the Montaña Blanca …

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 …

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

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 …

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 …

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