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.

 

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.

Climbing trip to Sicily

Heya guys, after some time being off the internet, I am back with a couple of nice story’s. After a wild New Years party I left Germany for nine days to checkout the climbing in Sicily, Italy. I left on the 01.02.1012 – and it was quite a bad start, as I had wake up at 01:30 in the night to take the nightbus to Hamburg airport from where I catched the train to Nuernberg, from there I flew to Catania. There I hopped on the bus to Palermo. Rainer picked me up at around 17:00 with our rental car – and you guess it I was totally wasted – one day after New Years eve.

 

However next day was quite ok. Little bit of everything – sun and rain. We went to the nearest climbing crag and went in the overhanging section. Even in pouring rain this section consisting of steep 40m limestone walls is perfectly climbable.The stone is razor sharp and can easily cut through clothes … or skin. The day went quite smooth doing some stuff around 6a to 6c+. After our hard climbing days we always made some nice dinner mostly consisting of fresh and cheap fish, vegetables and a lot of nice red wine.

 

Me and my climbing buddys, Rainer alias Lampi, Hartmut and Piotr had a nice time on the rocks. Click on more to read the full story!

 

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