Lenin Peak Expedition – Kyrgyzstan

20. September 2018 Ascent Snow Leopard 0
The beginning of a dream, the start of a long journey   It all started a few years back when I read an article about The Snow Leopard award. Two Brits with big plans were trying to conquer 5 x 7000m peaks in one season and set a record for the fastest team doing this. ...

The Cotswolds – Laurie Lee’s Slad Valley

07. September 2018 Alpine Trails 0
Rolling hills, stone built villages and rural landscape is what defines the Cotswolds area and makes it so popular. Stretching from Stratford-upon-Avon all the way to South Bath on over 2.000 sq km is one of the biggest protected landscape in England. While it might not offer you the exposure of a hike in the ...

Trieste & Muggia – Italy

22. March 2018 Urban Trails 0
Trieste has never been on my “to go” list. In fact I have never even consider it as a possible destination. But after being there, if somebody would offer me a job I would move without even thinking about it. It’s one of those cities you either like or hate from the beginning. Trying to get ...

Ice Climbing in Aosta Valley

09. March 2018 Alpine Trails 0
An ice climbing paradise some will say, but only if the conditions are right. And how is one suppose to know and plan months in advance? If only I could move closer to the mountains. That would certainly make it easier, no more holiday requests, no more flights and most important no more prayers for ...

Warwick Castle & Oxford (via Stratford Upon Avon)

07. November 2017 Urban Trails 0
I was never a big fan of guided tours. In fact “hate” is the correct word to use here. They’re usually tailored to attract tourists, strips you down of the freedom to explore and always feel pressured by time. But there I was in a tour bus to Warwick Castle on a misty autumn morning. ...

Windsor Castle and Savill Garden

20. October 2017 Urban Trails 0
If you are looking to spend your weekend away from the crowded city then heading down to Windsor is a great choice. A town situated in southeast England on river Thames. Before leaving make sure to cross the bridge to Eton on the other side of the river. Depending on how much time you have this ...

How not to climb Mont Blanc

20. August 2017 Alpine Trails 0
  A summit and a safe return is a success but there is so much more behind that.   We planned the trip well in advance but the mountain had something else planned for us. Just days before departure the routes on Aiguille du Tour closed due to hot weather. But the forecast looked pretty ...

The king is dead, long live the king!

30. April 2017 Uncategorised 0
The king of mountains, the legend itself, Ueli Steck today 30th of March 2017 has passed away. He will live in our hearts, the ones that had him as an idol. A true inspiration for me and many others.   I found myself stuck in a phase of denial from the moment I heard the ...

La Crémerie – Argentière

03. April 2017 Alpine Trails 0
My winter trip to Chamonix didn’t turn up exactly as planned but still had some good days out. Since Cogne wasn’t a viable option anymore I had to find a closer location. Would have liked to go up to Mer de Glace but couldn’t find any partner. La Crémerie was minutes away from where I’ve stayed ...