Summersessions

Wohoo finally the German summer kicks in. Temperatures up to 30 degree and nice thermical winds. I had alot of time on the water the last weeks! First we were lucky and had sick conditions for the trophy in Warnemuende. My first heat was agaians Marian, who literally stomped me. Anyways I am getting into this whole competition thing!

  

Right after the KST I quickly finished one of my last exams and headed directly to St. Peter Ording for the PKRA kite worldcup. And again one day full of perfect wind and sunshine! Epic day with good friends. The event itself and the party was also very mellow. Everybody who was there before knows what I mean, everybody else: Go there net time!

  

Now back in my hometown Luebeck I already enjoyed two awesome shorty session with perfectly stable wind. I also managed to shoot some pics and videos for my summer videos that will come soon! Some of them are appended below the post. Check them out and stay tuned for more!

  

Nordwandhalle summer party

Finally the summer arrived and therefore it is gonna be celebrated at the biggest climbing walls in norther Germany. Saturday we will kick off with a Bouldercontest “Elbmoves”, I will also participate to check how far I can reach my poor boulder skills. Later there will be a live band and a grill session – sound pretty mellow.

 

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Sunday will be a big slack line event, with slack pros and different types of lines. As I am pretty much into slacking  at the moment, I am curious to test the different lines and get some tips from the good guys! Later this day there will be the Reel Rock Tour and we will have the chance to watch sick climbs and supreme action.

 

So this is how a weekend should be … I hope to see some of you guys over there.

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!

 

 

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.