Big travel Project

Finally it is the day and I am happy to announce my upcoming travel project starting mid September. I will be one year around the best kitespots of the world. Kiting every day, training, teaching and enjoying life to it’s fullest after my studies. Luckily I was able to win some great sponsors for this project. Big thanks to Chiemsee, sun and fun, Naish, Prolimit, Rollei actioncam, Pixelheimat, Clif Bar/Lifebrands and RipRope. Of course I would also like to thank my family(!), friends and supporters for everything.

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During the next days I will launch a big giveaway to everybody liking my Facebook page. So make sure you don’t miss it. More information about the giveaway and the project coming soon, so stay tuned and have a great weekend guys!

Climbing in El Chorro

Just arrived in Hamburg from El Chorro in Spain and back to studies again. Starting the last year of university – hamdullah! This semester wont be too harsh luckily and I’ve got a lil free time. My climbing trip also was a big success, Tobis climbing lodge is a really nice place and the surrounding is just awesome for climbers. Thousands of routes in half an hour driving distance. The first part of the trip I was giving a course with the HI-KGB and tought teachers how to handle their students on class trips to the rocks. After the course I had a couple of chances to push my own limit and to climb like hell hehe. Pushed it to a 8- onsight and a 8 red point which is quite a good progress. We also did other fun stuff like waterlining, deep water solo and cliff diving. Also the Spanish attitude is really cool and we spend some nice nights at bars around El Chorro enjoying a beer or two, while listening to live music.

 

 

So the next days are more or less reserverd to get the new semester started, but then the fun stuff kicks in again. Surf weekend with my dudes, Nitro Circus, Seed Concert, Tote Hosen concert and a wellness weekend with my family. Pretty stoked of all these nice stuff ahead. Also check out my gallery section for the newest pics from the trip.

 

Rock climbing and waterlining

Finally found some time for a little entry here, had some very busy days behind me. Basicly I have a lot to do learning for my exams at the university. Got a lot of courses that want a lot of attention this semester haha. Anyways found some time to get on the rock of the Ith last week. We had four days on the camping ground in Lüerdissen. During the day climbing in the shade, as the sun was really burning like hell and afterwards getting to the nearby lake, spanning a waterline and having some dinner. To put it in a nutshell a intense weekend, which pushed my climbing a lot as I managed to do some of the classics over there.

 

After I got back I spend some days in Lübeck, learning and doing some fun stuff like spanning some 25m waterlines at a public lake. Still now pretty stoked about the feeling when you finish the never ending walk above the water. Got some people dropping in and watching the spectacle. We also spanned a 10m line for beginners to get the people into the addictive world of slack lining.

 

And in the next days we got some fun events for you. I will be in Pelzerhaken for the next two days working behind the bar for the Surfers Afterglow party – Ready to serve you some delicious Cuba Libre hehe and on Sunday there will be a SUP charity contest called Stand Up 4 Kids. I hope to see you all there guys, now have to get back to learning.

 

Rumble at the climbing gym

As you read before this weekend was the first Elbmoves boulder cup and the summer party at the Nordwandhalle climbing gym in southern Hamburg. We started Saturday with the bouldering contest – 80 new boulders in diverse difficulties. There were insane 150 climbers competing at the contest and we also had some pro guys there. The hardest 20 boulders you made in a qualification time of 5 hours were counted in your score.

 

I managed to get on the 24. place, a pretty good achievement, as I am not really a boulderer and didn’t train that much. The finals were sick, seeing these good guys solving the unsolvable problems – had a competitive contest atmosphere that pushed everybody a lot.

 

On Sunday we started of with some lead climbing on the new outdoor walls. Nice, long climbs in the sun, feels much better than inside. Later a professional Highliner was performing inside and giving Slackline workshops for walking and jumping on the line. Nice input to work on your own slack skills. To round up the climbing day we finished our sore bodies with a last intense boulder session.

 

After being totally destroyed the Globetrotter Reel Rock Film Tour took place at the gym. We watched some sick climbing and slack movies and I really enjoyed the atmosphere with some many people of the same attitude. This is how a summer party of a climbing gym should be. Nice work of the organization, big thanks to everybody, who was involved.

 

As a little side notice, we made a lot of new pictures, thanks to Neele Kunka for taking them out of the wall, I added them to my climbing album and on Facebook. If you are interested you should have a look.

 

 

 

Climbing trip to Norway

Just arrived home from Norway and still so stoked about the landscape and nature. If you stand in these big valleys you can still feel the power of the ice masses that were forging the scenery. It polished granite faces up to one kilometer hight into the hills, that were just waiting to get climbed by us.

 

And this is what out trip was about – having just a rope and some safety tools as our equipment and getting from bottom to top. We had unbelievable nice climbs, ranging from 40 to 700 meters. The style to climb this blank granite faces is to rely on pure friction to carefully pace up the wall. This was totally new for me as I mostly use power over technique to solve climbing problems, In Norway it was all about superior footwork and body balance.

 

We were living in a nice small lodge on a camping ground at a fast going river in northern Setesdal. A nice base to reach some of the best climbs in the valley. The weather was mostly stable and we had the chance to get 5 of 6 days on the walls – the weather is not always like this.

 

So back to Germany there is a bunch of things to do. Next weekend I will do a fun Bouldercup at the Nordwandhalle called “Elbmoves” and we will have a slack line event at the same place. All this is combined with the new Reel Rock Tour, which will show us the newest climbing movies. Sounds like a lot of fun! Hope to see you over there. I will also announce some big and nice news the next days so make sure to look in here every now and then. And in the end I am praying for wind, we really need some more this year!

 

 

Crazy Mai

What a busy month, the things really start to rush at the moment. After I had the Wet n Wire last week it was time for some more serious this weekend. I made the KLEVER freeclimbing trainer course, which will be an addition to my existing climbing trainer licenses and gave me some new input on how to be a better trainer. The course took place at the Nordwandhalle in Wilhelmsburg, in which I will also work from now on. The gym is pretty new and one of the biggest I’ve seen. Really amazing routes and boulders – and the food in the refugium is a dream.

 

While I had the course there were also loads of possibilities to climb, which I – you ca guess it – used as much as possible to push my limits further. And so I did: On sighted a 8 and redpointed a 9 which is pretty amazing for me. As I am not the best boulderer I finally started to go more into it to have some intense training in addition to my route climbing training, which will help me a lot in hard routes.

 

So that much for the past, now let’s look into the future: In two days the famous surffestival in Pelzerhaken will start. I really hope to see you all there. We also have some wind and perfect sunshine during the festival, this will be the criteria for a nice event and sick parties. I will work as always at the Naish presentation, the kite school and as a barkeeper at the Pelzerhaken Buttle Bar (which is brand new and is a little surprise for the festival – you should definately check it out!). During the days I will also compete in some SUP, Skimboard and Longboard contest and try to get on the podium. During the nights I am up fore some sick ass surfer parties as every year. So make sure you don’t miss it!

 

The weekend after my Trainer C course in freeclimbing finally takes places in south Germany. One week on the rocks getting new input in how to teach you guys on the rocks and climbing the skin off my hands hehe.
So take care and come around for a beer at the surffestival.

One month Urbanapes climbing gym

Now it has been more than one month ago, that the Urbanapes climbing gym in Luebeck opened it’s gates. The crazy March is over and things get slowly back to normal.
The first time was as far as I can see, a quite successful time for Luebeck’s first real climbing facility. Every time I drop in, to give some courses or just to climb for myself, I see many people climbing out or just hanging out in the lounge. The lounge itself is a little highlight, as it is build in the old forge and all the tools were left inside – therefore you really have a unique atmosphere.

 

The routes go from 3- to 10- and for every climbing level you can find supreme movement problems – if you want try my routes, they are of course the best haha. Opening times are from 11 to 23 o’clock, so you have loads of time to go for a after-work climbing session. If you are not yet a climber, you can make the official DAV (German Alpine Club) license in a 3 hours course.

 

For more info visit http://urbanapes.de/ or write me a mail if you want to have a course with me at a special date or time. Because if you are more than 4 people we can fix a new date freely – so gather up your friends and let’s go for some climbing. If you are less people you can also write me a message and I will try to fill the course up with other guys. Prices and everything else are the same as stated on the website.

 

As a little appetizer I append some pictures of the opening, which was a really nice day, first having press there and doing the formal stuff, later there was a big student climbing contests organized by Hi-KGB and Axel. Right afterwards the open climbing time started, where everybody were able to try out how it feels to be at the wall. This went on till 22 o’clock when we finally started to get some beer and pizza to start the after show party. What a awesome day.

 

Wintertraining

The season 2012 is ahead and as I got some big plans, like competing in the Kitesurf Trophy and the North German Climbing comps, for this year I have a lot of training ahead. I am pretty happy to have 3 weeks time for Kitesurfing in Egypt this March, but the real strength and power builds up in the winter months. As I am in exam phase I got a lot of time at the moment and I have the opportunity to make up my own schedule. My training schedule is pretty crowded at the mome, having around 10 units a week. The first pillar of my training is the endurance, which I build up in extensive jogging exercises – I try to run around 40km a week with around 10-12km/. As a little motivation I registered for a half marathon (21,5km) in April. My coldest session was in around -15°, where I had icicles in my face – see the picture below.

 

The second pillar is strength and power. This all happens in the gym. Specific training is my climbing training around 2-3 times a week trying to push it to UIAA 8/7a. Apart from that I goto my Box gym 2-3 times a week doing some intense workouts and lifting some weights – this gives me the ultimate power I need for the summer.

 

Something for the next days: I will present the Naish SUP Boards in cooperation with “Frosch Sportreisen” on the travel exhibition in Hamburg this weekend. So if you are interested in SUP or just wanna get some infos about traveling drop by.

 

Sicily Climbing Trip video

Heya, finally finished the editing of the video material from our trip to Sicily (read more below). We had less footage than expected, but I think the outcome is quite watchable anyways. I hope you like it and as always feedback is much appreciated. Credits for filming go to Rainer alias Lampi and Hartmut.

 

 

I also gave a small interview to kitelife24 in the last days. If you are interested in Kitesurfing, and being a instructor checkout the interview here! I also booked a flight to Egypt or the time from 04.03.2011 to 22.03.2011 to see my friends again and get in shape for this season. I hope I can also present some new pics and vids afterwards.

Urban apes climbing gym status

After I got back from Sicily I had the cool opportunity to set some routes in the new Urban Apes climbing gym. Unfortunately I just managed to set up two, as I didn’t had that much time. Anyways the walls look pretty awesome – nearly the half of the gym is already done. Many super cool routes from UIAA grade 3 to 10. As you know the official opening day is the 02.03.2012 with some important people of sport and politics – just mark this day red in your calender guys. Lübeck will be a much nicer place with this facility!

 

If you seek for more and up-to-date information check out the facebook page of urban apes and the climbing gym. It would be really cool if you spread the news about the opening and the gym around facebook and your friends. As more you support as bigger it will grow. I attached some pictures below for you, just a few impressions.