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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Big storm, big plans!

Hey guys, it has been a bit quiet around here the las week. We had absolutely NO wind and the temperatures dropped below zero during the night. Sucks! I was focusing on freeclimbing and getting in shape with boxing exercises. And of course fixing some plans for the next season: After new years eve, I will head over to Sicily for a week for some alpine freeclimbing in multi pitch routes. In my semester holidays again some action in Egypt and in June I got my trainer C in cooperation with the DAV fixed – new qualification ahead. And as if this is not enough I will also go to a climbing trip to Norway with some good friends – yay! This helps me to survive the winter.

 

Anyway let us look in the near future – if you check the forecasts you can see some decent BIG storm coming to the German costs. Of course we will be out – pushing it to the max. If we get a photographer with us, you can see some big loops next week (promise!). So let’s hope nothing changes and we will have a perfect (but cold) day on the water.

Stay safe and rock!