Team Belgium falls to death

“Isn´t it an amazing feeling, to know that there is absolutely nothing alse in the world that you would rather be doing at this moment!” Yesterday early morning 3 climbers & friends from Belgium, with whom I have been climbing and living together in Huaraz for the last month, have fallen to death on Tocllaraju West [...]

August 3, 2009  Tags: , , , , , ,   Posted in: Peru  2 Comments

Huascarán (6768m)

For almost 2 months have I been in Huaraz now, looking at the beast @ my doortstep. From my breakfast spot on the hostal balcony I watch it every morning burst through the clouds: Huascarán (6768m)! – the countries highest peak – so huge that it creates its own climate! Climbing Huascarán has been top [...]

July 31, 2009  Tags: , , ,   Posted in: Peru  No Comments

Quitaraju – Alpamayo – Artesonraju

Quitaraju (6036m), Alpamayo (5947m) & Artesonraju (6025m) In 10 long, hard & cold days we marched over 60km with a 30+kg pack, covered a total of 18570 meters in hight, left a dream to be continued, made painful decisions and I survived the most shaky moments of my life – it was an unforgetable adventure! [...]

July 18, 2009  Tags: , , , , , ,   Posted in: Peru  One Comment

Glacier training & Yanapaccha (5460m)

4 days we spent practising, freezing and heavily breathing on a glacier above 5000m before proper ice climbing our first technical peak: “Yanapaccha” (5460m, AD-, 60 degree ice) in the Cordillera Blanca. Zigeiner & Jason (a US rock climber I met @ my hostal in Huaraz) climbing the last pitches of the west face (normal [...]

June 24, 2009  Tags: , , , ,   Posted in: Peru  No Comments