|Proud conquerors: BŇāaŇľej, Cyril, Chris & Zigeiner|
2 weeks break from the “work bubble” to live life again:
|¬†Zigeiner B-Day B√§sch aka¬†”IM S√§sch-B√§ng”||Sommer-Schoofen dahoam zDaapfe|
|¬†Skydiving in Empuriabrava||¬† Pri¬†in Barcelona|
|On top of Mount Etna with Monia||¬†My b-day present: a special view onto Sicily|
Our latest games:
- intense, sick, groundbreaking lunacy -
Our imagery is finally online!
¬†(And even the German
- SpiegelOnline:¬†360-Grad-Fotos: Google Street View zeigt Everest und Elbrus
- Bildzeitung:¬†Google bringt uns aufs Dach der Welt
- WinFuture: Everest und Kilimandscharo per Street View erleben
- derStandard.at: Google st√ľrmt den Mount Everest
- TechCrunch:¬†Google Maps Gets More Exploratory With Street View Access To Everest
- Mashable:¬†Google Maps Gets Adventurous With Mt. Everest, Kilimanjaro
- WIRED: ¬†Behold: Google‚Äôs Stunning Street Views From the Top of the World
- LA Times:¬†Google Street View from 22,000 feet
- TIME:¬†Google Maps Explores World‚Äôs Tallest Mountains
- PC Mag:¬†Google Street View Climbs World’s Highest Mountains
- and many more…
|‚áĎ ¬†Big fame: Our collection was featured on Google’s main domains! ¬†‚áĎ¬†|
|Rjukan Ice Park is a true ice-climbers dream:
Norway is painfully expensive – it’s sick!
Zigeiner is now a certified skydiver – bam – a dream became true!
The tasks (see left hand side) I had to perform during my graduation jump are secondary – please pay your attention to the supergay jumpsuit:)
|Skydive Empuriabrava is a dropzone I’d definitely recommend for first skydiving experiences:|
|Amongst other deals, they offer a package consisting of AFF Course (Ground School & 8 Jumps) + 10 Consolidation Jumps including all gear hire + 7 Nights (Bunkhouse) + 50 ‚ā¨ Bar Voucher for ¬†2075.00 ‚ā¨. Planes: Pilatus Porter, Twin Otter|
The closest airport is Girona (GRO).¬†A Taxi from the airport to the dropzone costs about 80 ‚ā¨ but if you bring time instead of money you can keep it around 10 ‚ā¨ with public transport.¬†There is an airport bus to Girona city / train terminal every hour and the train schedule (from Girona to Figueres) can be found here.¬†From Figueres train station to the dropzone I paid 27 bongos for the 10 minute taxi ride but there is also a bus (stop “Cruilla Empuriabrava“). Car hire (Pepecar, Carhire3000)¬†& minibus group transfer options are listed on the Girona Tourist Guide.
Rysy is a mountain in the crest of the High Tatras, lying on the border between Poland and Slovakia. Its middle peak¬†at 2,503 meters is the highest point of Poland. The other two peaks (at 2,499m & 2,473m)¬†are on the Slovak side of the border, in the PreŇ°ov Region.
Together with Maja & Monika – two Googlers from the Wroclaw office – I roadtrip across half the country only to…
|To the¬†lake it’s a 10 km hike||End of climb¬†@ around 2300m|
…get sooooo close to Poland’s highest peak – but without crampons it is impossible to continue.
A couple of days ago it snowed so much that I am now stuck in fresh snow up to my balls.
In September… WTF!! (Update: Successful Summit in 2014)
¬†Click here for a map and a route calculator for the Tatry area.
Mount Elbrus is the highest mountain in the Caucasus mountain range, Russia & all of Europe.
|5 more steps to the summit||From sea level to 5600m
in just over 4 days left appreciable¬†traces
The standard route is classified as non-technical and the mountain can be climbed¬†with an ice-axe + crampons only. So leave your ropes at home but be prepared, you are pushing into extreme altitude and severe weather conditions & desperate cold claim lives every year. Wikipedia states that “the average annual death toll on Elbrus is 15‚Äď30, primarily due to many unorganized and poorly equipped attempts to summit the mountain.”
|Click on topographical map to¬†enlarge||¬†The view from space|
Click (coming soon) to download the GPS placemarks for GoogleEarth.
Click here for: Elbrus Weather Forecast
|Team Google: Dan (California), Zigeiner (Bavaria),
Ed (Slovakia) & Jan (Czech Republic)…
|…successfully setting up the highest ever shooting of
Google StreetView imagery @ 5642m in -21¬įC
We decide to head for the South Face Route in a 9-day return trip from Dublin. Pilgrim Tours offers a Lite Package for independent climbers who prefer support only concerning invitation letters, climbing permits, visas and local transportation.
Day 1 & 2 Read the rest of this post »
A packed weekend: Friday morning I fly into Edinburgh to check out its vibrant city and stunning Castle before heading into the Scottish Highlands. After a good four hour train/bus ride and short night @ the Glen Nevis Youth Hostel in Fort William I set off on my own to conquer Great Britain’s highest peak. As expected, the weather is cold and miserable and it takes me about six hours to scramble up ‚ÄúThe Ledge Route‚ÄĚ ascending C√†rn M√≤r Dearg & along the CMD Ar√™te. I need two hours to descend the Normal Route. Early Sunday morning I take the bus to Glasgow from where I fly back to Dublin later in the afternoon.
|¬†Ben Nevis¬†is the highest mountain in the British Isles||¬†Zigeiner on the roof of Scotland|
I do¬†not¬†want to talk about¬†it.
However, I’d like to share a few impressions of what should have been
Munich’s biggest party in history…