Winter activities

Hey guys it has been quite a while since my last post, I really apologize to those who read this blog. It has been a really intense and busy time during the winter. I will give you a brief overview what happened since the last post:

It started with a insane week with two concerts and the Nitro Circus show. I’ve been to the german bands “Tote Hosen” and Seed, first making some really good rock and the second deluxe reggae. It was a big big party at the stadion. The week after was the Nitro Circus, thanks again to Red Bull who sponsored the tickets and to Wet n Wire! Such a sick show Travis Pastrana and his guys pushed themselves to the max on the BMX and Motocross bikes – nice to see other crazy people in action. Gave me some inspiration!

 

The next episode in my winter was a 26km run around the lake of Ratzeburg. Finished as the 156./ 1700 with round about two hours. Pretty stoked about this result as I am not the best runner. Anyways it was such a nice event with so many sportive people pushing themselves. The event had some perfect vibes and was a pleasure to participate. The next days after the wind and the temperatures where a last time quite ok and I went for two days kiting in Pelzerhaken. Enjoyed to be on the board again and worked a lot on my tricks to blind, the SBend pass and my Blind Judge.

 

The time after this was characterized by the university. Having a lot of projects and homework keeping me really busy. I tried to stay fit with boxing and training in the climbing gym, for my next trip after christmas. And this was really one of the highlights this winter. I took the plane with Lorenz to the JoSoTo camp in Turkey, near Antalya. This climbing camp is a little bit remote in the mountains and has a lot of rock in 5 to 20 minutes walking distance. It was really one of the best places i’ve been for climbing. During the day around 20 to 25 degree and nice weather and during the night minus grades. Too bad we slept in a tent hehe. Anyways I was able to push my limits in rock climbing a lot. Onsighted a 8-/8 and was checking out 9- routes. Gonna crack this grade this year for sure. I will append some pictures of the rock to this post so you can check them out. In the gallery section you will find some more. Just a little recommendation: You should definitely check this place out when you are in climbing. It’s really worth the travel and just the camp itself is a nice pace with awesome people!

 

 

Ok so far so good – this was my winter for now. At the moment I am dominated by university as the exams come closer and many projects need to be done. But I’ve got a climbing contest on Saturday and I am planning my one year trip after I finished studies in August. So you will be able to read another post regarding this stuff pretty soon so stay tuned!

 

Slack ‘n’ Wake

Hey there guys, the last time was a little bit quiet again as I was pretty busy getting my university stuff. As we have many seminars and presentations at the moment it is really a lot of work – but anyways still got enough time for some serious indoor climbing, wakeboarding and other funsport acticities like slacklining.

 

Finally my new Elephant Slackline (25m, 35mm) arrived and it is really an awesome toy. I am trying really hard to get better in slacking as it is quite challanging for my coordinative skills. Walkig the 25 m is a pretty hard task! So I went to Raceburg last weekend for an intense 3h slack sesh directly at the lake. You can’t imagine how exhausting it get’s to just walk on a line!

 

Another highlight of the last days was our Wakeboard session, with the surfdudes, yesterday. Pushing it to the max, working a lot on my slider and kicker skills was my main goal, but also refining my railey and backroll to improve the style. Feeling pretty sore now after a 6 hours wake session – but anyway it feels good hehe.

 

And as always doing the normal training in the climbing gym, pushing hard towards the upper 8. UIAA grade. Making very nice progress at the moment and now starting to enhance my training with adding at least one boulder day per week to get more strength and a superior technique. Also took over the youth and adult training and coaching in the “Nordwandhalle” for the next 2 months.

 

So so far for the last time guys. Need to get back to work now and wish you all a nice time. I hope for some wind the next days. So see you at the wall or on the water! Also appended some photos of the last days.