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Excursion to Wales

Excursion to Wales


Posted on 14.07.17

Report: Jacopo Larcher A couple of weeks before our departure, I came up with the idea of a short trip to the UK in order to trad climb. Indeed, beside the poor weather, the UK is known worldwide for its strict climbing ethics and trad climbing history. I had read a lot of stories and wanted to experience it first hand. Probably one of the most famous climbing destinations in the UK is the Peak District, but, because it’s too hot...

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Siurana 2.0

Siurana 2.0


Posted on 06.07.17

It was this time of a year where we got stoked for this almost regular trip to Spain. What i like most about Spain is the simple life. There is no rush at all. breakfast, drinking good coffee’s, go climbing all day long, having a good time together with friends, go for a beer, dinner and repeat. The years before we always wanted to climb as much as possible and try as many different routes as possible. But this time we both had a...

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summer sends in the alps

summer sends in the alps


Posted on 18.01.17

Why do I always like to stay in the Alps during summer? Because there is so much to climb! The Dolomites are special because of the long climbing history. For more than 115 years people have been climbing on these imposing rock formations and there are tons of classic old-school routes. In 1901 the first climber—remarkably a woman named Beatrice Tommason—made the first ascent of the Via Classica, the first route on the south face of...

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Verdon 2.0- last spring

Verdon 2.0- last spring


Posted on 18.12.16

After Scotland it was time to go to a warm place, like the South of France! And what could be better for a sunny climbing holiday than the Gorges du Verdon? Last year, Jacopo and I went there on my first visit to Verdon. For me it is one of the most beautiful places for multi-pitch climbing in the world. All those deep gorges with tons of old classics established by legends of the scene and endless potential for
 new routes …...

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Scotland

Scotland


Posted on 07.07.16

Scotland isn’t very well known for its climbing throughout the rest of Europe, but a few routes put up by Dave Mac Leod are among the hardest and most famous trad routes in the UK. Especially Dumby has some historical trad milestones like „Requiem“ the first E8 in the UK put up in 1983 by Dave Cuthbertson. or „Rhapsody“ the world‘s first E11. Ever since Jacopo and I had seen the movie we knew, that a climbing trip to Scotland...

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El Nino

El Nino


Posted on 23.12.15

My first trip to Yosemite took place in 2010 together with Hansjörg Auer. It was my first real crack climbing experience and everything felt so hard that I could barely move. The big cracks were the worst (and of course they still are)…. The process of learning something new raised my motivation for this style of climbing and eventually I started to dream about freeclimbing a route on El Cap. It seems just like yesterday, when I...

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