Category Archives: Climbing

More news from nowhere

This is our project… it has been our project for some time, and it will remain our project for some more time. And as David Hasselhoff says, it gets stranger every year: Thanks to my friend Stepan for always fun … Continue reading

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Alpine Glaciology – Virtual Reality Special

Melting mountain glaciers all around our world are poster children for present-day climate change. But how do climate scientists monitor glaciers ? By doing fieldwork ! They go up there after winter to measure how much snow was falling onto … Continue reading

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Into the Wild – the John Muir Trail (part 2)

“Of all the paths you take in life, make sure a few of them are dirt” – John Muir After we met my brother Stefan at Muir Trail Ranch, where he has been waiting in the hot springs for our … Continue reading

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Danger zone !

Sunday – funday. I wanted to test a kite for the upcoming trip to Antarctica this morning. But as it was the calmest day ever seen in Christchurch, my friend Bev and I went out for a morning surf and … Continue reading

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Into the Wild – the John Muir Trail (part 1)

Exactly one year ago, my family and I departed to walk the the John Muir Trail (JMT). A hiking trail along the main range of the Sierra Nevada, California. The “Wild Party” consisted of my mother Marion “Big Spoon”, my … Continue reading

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WildBoyz of Bavaria – 20 years of climbing

  “Even the greatest journey begins with a first step, preferably to the local rock-climbing crag.” These were the wise words of my dad, when he took my brother and me out for the first time to the tradition-rich “Climbing … Continue reading

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From Sea to Summit – Te Ao Whekere (2598m), Kaikoura

Who would have thought that the Himalayas are right next to the Pacific Ocean ?! New Zealand’s East Coast can offer you an Everest-like experience, with views of the mighty blue glow of the Pacific… Te-Ao-Whekere is the second highest … Continue reading

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