SEAsonal : summer climbs

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. …

Summer climbing destinations in Europe

Ok, we’d complained enough about long, daunting, grey cold winters, and hey, summer is finally here. But with temperatures soaring up to a never before …

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 …

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 …

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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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

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. …

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…

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 …

some life hacks

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 …

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 …

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 …

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