Zermatt and 5 Lakes trek

16. September 2016 Travel Journal 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 Travel Journal 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 Travel Journal 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 Travel Journal 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 Travel Journal 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 ...

The Dolomites ( Cortina – Italy)

13. September 2016 Travel Journal 0
It’s my second trip to Italy and this time I’m heading north-east in the Dolomites. I have never done rock climbing before but everybody loves a good scramble. And via ferrata is perfect for a rookie like me. Challenging but safe enough. We only have 3 days to spare but also high hopes for good ...

Gran Paradiso National Park – July 2014 (Italy)

13. September 2016 Travel Journal 0
I usually don’t go alone, or at least I haven’t until this point, but none of my friends wanted to come so I said why not. I had to go out in the mountains and the thought of climbing alone didn’t seem that scary anymore. I booked a flight to Milan for 4th of July ...