Skitour in Arolla

SWITZERLAND | Today we went to Arolla for a ski tour and also to see if the cascades are already there! But nope, it’s dry and not a lot of ice has been built. We went from Arolla to the Col de la Forclette. It’s around 1000m and around 4,5 km. It was -13 degrees…

Skitouring in Crans Montana

SWITZERLAND | It was snowing the whole weekend and the ski resort is still closed, it couldn’t be better! We skinned 1100m up till Bella Lui and had the perfect first powder of the season! It’s the first layer of snow this winter, so you risk to hit the stones, but it was perfect! Fluffy…

Mini Skitour in Zermatt

SWITZERLAND | The matterhorn – that mountain has a special place in my heart. I love to see this panorama, I feel so blessed and free when I’m there! We tried a little ski tour, the first day till Blauherd and the second day we made it till the Rothorn. Perfect for the beginning of…

Gap months (part II)

SWITZERLAND | And here comes part two of our ‘gap’ months, from end of July to mid November. We were a week in Italy, a lot of time in Valais, 5 weeks in Spain and then the whole October till mid November in Greece. End of July in Italy

Gap months (part I)

SWITZERLAND | We decided to take some time off this year and went traveling with the focus on climbing, mountain biking, mountaineering and simply being outdoors. Here is the sum up of our “gap” months. It started with an amazing month in India, dedicated to Yoga. The 

First skitour of the season

SWITZERLAND | Today was the very first day of skiing. I was nervous eventhough we had nothing too extraordinary planned. The packing for the tour was already difficult, I couldn’t find my stuff and I couldn’t remember what you actually need. In addition, I wasn’t sure what to wear because I was freezing since a…

Hasliberg

SWITZERLAND | I remember when I came the first time to Hasliberg, I was instantly in love with this place. It is so remote and so beautiful in every season. This sunday we went for a short hike, because it was so freezing, we had to take a break and heat up with a hot…

Hiking to Suggiture

SWITZERLAND | The weather was beautiful in Valais when I took the train to go to Interlaken. On the other side of the tunnel it was full of fog and very cold, but we started our hike anyways. Maybe the fog will disappear if we are lucky. We were hinking about an hour and the…

Is Kalymnos for me?

GREECE | Kalymnos is the first place where I actually enjoyed everyday of climbing. This is the place where you have to force yourself to take a restday. It might be the soft grading, but all sectors are so spectacular with tons of high quality good routes. Is it for you? I wish I came…

Why is climbing in Kalymnos so awesome?

GREECE |The guy who rented us the apartment asked us ‘Is climbing here so good because the ocean is so close?’ we laughed and denied. Most of the times we have only eyes for the rock anyways. What makes Kalymnos special is the high quality of the rock and the awesome routes in every level….

Sailing in Kos

GREECE | We went for a week on a sailing boat around the Aegean islands. We started in Kos, headed to Kalymnos, Leros, Lipsi, Arki, Patmos and back. We had strong wind the whole week except during wednesday. Rain on a sailing boat is not very fun. But usually we had around 20 knots. On…

Climbing in Kalymnos

GREECE | Climbing in Kalymnos is basically the only acitivity on this island (except sailing). We will stay here for two weeks, but don’t worry you don’t have to read a hundret posts about climbing 😜 So this was our first day: We arrived in Myrties, rented a scooter and went directly to the next…

Multipitch Currucuclillo

SPAIN | We had to come back to this place. After climbing in Rodellar we went back to Riglos and decided to do two more multipitches on this fantastic conglomerate. The first one was on Colorado, a Mallos pequeño, a really easy one on grade 6a (the first 4 pictures). The view on the main…

Climbing in Rodellar

SPAIN | If you climb in grade 7 this is your paradise. If you climb weaker (like me) you still find nice and easy routes, but you have to change sectors more often. There are so many different sectors, in all orientations, vertical or overhanging, you can stay here forever. The high season is in…

Climbing the Mallos de Riglos

SPAIN | It’s good to listen to local recommendations. Two basques (thanks Antton & Igor) told us that this place is a must seen as a climber. So we went here and were mind blown. The rock looks like the Grand Canyon in color and is very bizarre from up close. It’s a mixture of…

Climbing in San Fausto

SPAIN | Everybody told us not to miss this place and they were right. The place is huge with 9 different sectors. Luckily spaniards don’t want to get up early so we climbed from 8:30-11 am alone and then slowly some others came 😂 It’s perfect for intermediate climbers. The bolts are pretty far from…

Climbing in Atxarte

SPAIN | Second climbing place we visited was Atxarte near the village of Mendiola. The place is impressive and very beautiful,but a lot of sectors are south oriented and it’s still too hot to climb. We climbed in primer espolon, long and nice routes of 35m. From 1 pm the sun hits the wall and…

Climbing in Oñati

SPAIN | First of all the basques are super open-minded and friendly! They speak a very weird language, but also spanish. And they are very happy to help you. We went the first day of our trip to spain to Oñati for climbing and did already a mistake. It was boiling hot and impossible to…

Biking Crans-Montana -Varneralp

SWITZERLAND | This monday we went biking with my dad. He had the advantage of an E-Bike which is very convenient for all the uphill parts. Our hometrail is still one of the best trails in Montana with an amazing view of the big 5s. Where: Crans-Montana, Varneralp and then all the way down to…

Mountainbiking Parpaner Rothorn

SWITZERLAND | We are still in Lenzerheide and enjoyed another trail today. We started on the Parpaner Rothorn, where the trail is quite challenging with big rocks, then it leads to a beautiful and stunning singletrail till Arosa. From there you pedal slightly uphill to Ochsenalp and then you’ll find an awesome trail till Tschierschen….