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 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 …

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 …

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 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 …

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 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 …

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 Val Tanaro, Italy

  The weather promised a week of sunshine in the southern side of the Alps. So we packed up, left early, and headed for the …

Sleep & climb high – cool Briançon Climbs in summer

Looking back at my last post on climbing in Val Durance or Briançon it has covered some of the most important areas of the region years …

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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Rotwand 1884m in Spitzingsee -a winter hike

Friday the 13th – For some, this is an evil day. A day full of Murphy’s Law. For others, it can be a beautiful experience …

Crossing the Wendelstein Alps

If you are a local to the Bavarian Alps, the Wendelstein would’ve been perhaps one of the first summits you made, and then ignored forever. …

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

The Pendling and Kala Alm in winter – a FaceTime with the Kaiser

The Kufsteiner Haus in Pendling and Kala Alm are perhaps one of the most frequented mountain huts in Thiersee, Tirol – Austria…

some life hacks

10 hints where rock fall can happen

Winter and frost is the worst enemy for rocks. Snow, rain  are all elements that seep through the rock and expands when it freezes, causing …

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 …

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

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