Simond Alpinism Jacket

21. September 2016 Reviews 0
Most certainly not the best known brand when it comes to outdoor gear. However Simond does comes on the market with a good range of products at affordable prices. If you expect top quality and functionality then you’re barking at the wrong tree. Simond Alpinism Jacket is designed to be a belay winter layer. I couldn’t certify this ...

Dufourspitze West Ridge (PD+/ UIAA II/III)

17. September 2016 Alpine Trails 0
Getting ready We arrived in Zermatt after a 5 hours train ride from Jungfraujoch, hungry, tired and desperately in need of a hot shower. The perfect weather was a reminder of the missed opportunity to climb Jungfrau. Maybe next year. Now we had to focus on the next climb. We went to our hotels, and ...

Mönch and Gross Fiescherhorn

16. September 2016 Alpine Trails 0
The approach Trains, flights, buses, a lot of washing, packing and very little sleep. Not the ideal resting days one would want before a week of climbing in the Alps. Nevertheless I was awake and ready to go to the airport. Probably too tired to show any sign of excitement at 2 a.m. Hours later, ...

Zermatt and 5 Lakes trek

16. September 2016 Alpine Trails 0
Zermatt The last village in Mattertal with a more posh than mountaineering atmosphere, Zermatt is nothing like I pictured it. Expensive, with fancy restaurants and bars, luxurious shops such as Monclare, Rolex, Patek, etc. I’ve never imagined someone to go in a sky resort and be like: “I think I forgot my watch at home. ...

Scottish winter 2016 – a few grade II climbs

14. September 2016 Alpine Trails 0
I have learned that there should not be a winter without a trip to Glen coe. Well to Scotland but for now I didn’t feel the need to go further. And this time was no exception. Same like the previous year, as soon as February arrived, I packed my bags, booked my flight to Glasgow, ...

A few thoughts and how I got into Ice climbing

14. September 2016 Alpine Trails 0
It’s close to an year now since the last post. And that’s not because I haven’t climbed anything but mostly because I forgot. When I did remember later on, just didn’t make sens anymore. Until you look back in time and realize it was a mistake. I did however caught the ice-climbing virus. A quick ...

Mont Blanc ( Goûter route – France)

14. September 2016 Alpine Trails 0
All you need is money, good training and a bit of luck. But most of all, good weather. We had almost all of them the first time except the weather. In fact it so sunny they had to close down all the routes due to high temperatures. Second attempt had to be done before the ...

Gran Paradiso ( Graian Alps – Italy )

14. September 2016 Alpine Trails 0
I have already been to Italy several times. I’m not a fan of the urban area, or the people. Perhaps the mountains attract me more than I want to. So there I am again on my way to Aosta. After coming down from Mont Blanc I took the last bus to Italy. Surprisingly only Eurolines ...