The dream continues… Mt. Everest Expedition 2015

I’m off to climb to the top of the world. See you in 3 months… Everest Sunset Hillary Step @ 8760m

March 23, 2015  Tags: , , ,   Posted in: Mt. Everest 2015  3 Comments

Jbel Toubkal (4167m) – Highest peak of Morocco

Jbel Toubkal is the highest peak in the Atlas Mountains, Morocco and in North Africa. It is a non-technical summit requiring only a reasonable degree of fitness and determination. Toubkal is climbable year round, albeit from Nov till May snow settles above 3000m and crampons and ice axes are required. No permits or fees required. No [...]

September 30, 2014  Tags: , , , ,   Posted in: On the road 2014-15  One Comment

Rysy (2503m) – Highest peak of Poland (2/2)

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 Prešov Region.  Stunning view back down to Morskie Oko  Maja [...]

August 31, 2014  Tags: , , ,   Posted in: On the road 2014-15  No Comments

Mt. Everest “closed” – what now?

I simply haven’t had the time yet to reflect and write about what (really) happened this 2014 season on Everest. This post is preliminary and will be replaced with my own story  in the near future. Meanwhile if you want to know more about the tragedy of April 18th and why the mountain was abandoned please have a [...]

June 1, 2014  Tags: , , ,   Posted in: Mt. Everest 2014  No Comments

Next adventure: the top of the world!

After just months of hectic preparations, the time has finally come. We are off to attempt a 10 week-long expedition to summit Mt. Everest. Never have I worked & trained harder in my life, so yep… let’s bring it on! Dear Google, thank you for buying me this playground! Dear colleagues, if you are wondering [...]

March 22, 2014  Tags: , ,   Posted in: Mt. Everest 2014  One Comment

Ice-Climbing in Rjukan & Hemsedal, Norway

Rjukan – “Kokan” area We, a handful Googlers from Dublin, spend 3 full days ice-climbing in Rjukan (see also my post from last year) before we get stuck twice at impassable roads during an epic 8 hour snow drive to Hemsedal. Here we enjoy 3 more cold days of fun playing with massive icicles and [...]

February 9, 2014  Tags: ,   Posted in: On the road 2014-15  No Comments

Snaefell (610m) – Highest point of Isle of Man

Yoyo – there ain’t no higher! The conquerors: Zigeiner, Ziglioner & Monia The summit is crowned by a train station, cafe, and several communications masts. There are no roads to the summit but you can drive up to “The Bungalow” from which it’s not even half an hour walk to the top. Or you hike from “sea to [...]

November 10, 2013  Tags: , ,   Posted in: On the road 2011-13  One Comment

Snowdon (1085m), Wales & Scafell Pike (978m), England

This is what I call a fulfilled weekend: Friday afternoon we (Zigeiner, Barbara & Reka) take the ferry from Dublin to Holyhead (2h / 38€ p.p. / one way), rent a car, drive 70 km to the Gallt y Glyn, have a couple of good-night pints and an awesome pizza, get up at 5 am early next morning to [...]

November 3, 2013  Tags: , , ,   Posted in: On the road 2011-13  No Comments

Slieve Donard (850m) – Highest hill of Northern Ireland

highest peak of the Northern Irish Empire exactly 85000 centimeters high of course hidden in mist most of the year good fish & ships at the bottom Route Description Weather in Mourne Mountains Proud conquerors: Błażej, Cyril, Chris & Zigeiner

October 6, 2013  Tags: , ,   Posted in: On the road 2011-13  No Comments

Zigeiner live on Google Maps Hangout announcing “The World’s highest peak collection”

Woohoo! Our imagery is finally online!  (And even the German BILD posted my pics:) Last night we announced “The World’s highest peak collection” via a live Google Maps Hangout ⇒ Within 24 hours after the official Google Blog Post “Explore Everest, Kilimanjaro and more with Google Maps” the news have garnered 400+ positive print & online pieces across more [...]

March 18, 2013  Tags: , , ,   Posted in: Ireland 2011-13, Miscellaneous, On the road 2011-13  No Comments