Although I will try to post the climbing places I (we) have gone in chronological order of climb (I have something like 24 posts to write!!), the outdoor climbing season is starting again and the new places will have more "weight" when posting them (using too much physicist jargon, perhaps). Also, some places we have been (for... Continue Reading →
Kandersteg (in Switzerland) is known as an ice-climbing playground: many waterfalls, good ice and lots of people around. So, Radek (and friends) decided to go there last weekend and enjoy a nice window of weather on the ice. Me, instead, not so much the ice-lover at the moment, decided to go for a nice cross... Continue Reading →
"I would say that the need to climb comes from that tough, lonely place of searching for your dignity. You know, that place -where we actually choose to confront our own weaknesses and fears, where we rebel against the terror of death- is really about dignity. That's why alpinism is not just the act of... Continue Reading →
I love this canton: Uri is, without a doubt, the place I would choose to live without blinking, if I ever could have the opportunity. There are mountains all around, and climbing there is amazing. ...
That's a Latin-american way to say that I'm still alive, just busy (it comes from this song). The climbs have been many more than my time to write them down (pretty much just large limestone walls in Alps and Spain). That together with my work load the last days, and the fact that it takes... Continue Reading →
we are back in the mountains (finally!), after many days with crappy weather being confined to the Sandstone climbs in Palatine and Alsace (Germany and France). Even our sport climbing trips (a trip to Catalunya) was interrupted due rain! This is a rainy year, not so nice for climbing, at least for us...
Sandstone climbing feels always different than normal sport climbing, in particular after a long time going mainly for limestone climbs. It is demanding, but it is also a good training for mountains. However, the sandstone walls and towers in Alsace feel always more friendly, shorter run-outs and harder sandstone. As the temperature has been so... Continue Reading →