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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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Unendliche Geschichte

Unendliche Geschichte


Posted on 23.12.15

Put up in 1990 on the Seventh Kirlichspitze by Beat Kammerlander, Unendliche Geschichte was back then the hardest multi-pitch route in the world. Despite the ongoing progress in other branches of climbing, it still remains a powerful symbol of its time; of the unique art of climbing, physical and mental strength and the rules that no one was ever even thinking of breaking. There was something mysterious about the line whose...

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Bellavista

Bellavista


Posted on 16.08.15

This spring we spent most of our time sport climbing around Vorarlberg and Tirol. It was a lot of fun to stay close to home after travelling so much and to climb beautiful classics like „Nobody is perfect“ in Bürs or „Schwarzer Schwan“ and „Seewächter“ in Ötztal. I was also super happy to send my hardest sport route so far. It reminded me of times in the past, when I had my entire focus on bouldering – to be stubborn, to keep on...

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Verdon

Verdon


Posted on 15.05.15

It was always one of my goals to climb in the southern part of France in the „Gorges du Verdon“. But somehow i never managed to visit this place. This time after Melloblocco we were sure to extend our trip and drive directly from the Melloblocco event to Verdon. After 7 hours of driving we arrived in this dream place. Jacopo was there a few times before and he showed me some cool lines which you could see from the street. The whole...

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