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  No Comments

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

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

Rysy (2503m) – Highest peak of Poland (1/2)

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. Together with Maja & Monika – [...]

September 25, 2012  Tags: , , ,   Posted in: On the road 2011-13  No Comments

Elbrus (5642m) – Highest mountain in all of Europe

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 [...]

August 27, 2012  Tags: , , , , ,   Posted in: On the road 2011-13  2 Comments

Ben Nevis (1344m) – Highest point of GB / Scotland

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. [...]

July 29, 2012  Tags: , , ,   Posted in: On the road 2011-13  No Comments