Category Archives: Climbing

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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Climbing in Jurassic Park – Paparoa, NZ

“Chossy, mossy and pretty runout – that sounds like us.” These were the words that Joe and I exchanged on our way to the West Coast. The Paparoa National Park is perhaps most famous for its Pancake Rocks and monsoon-like … Continue reading

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Onboard SV Rāhiri – children of the sea

“I hope you’re ready for an adventure” – that was Joe’s text message, that I read when I was just walking out of the climbing gym last Tuesday evening. But who would have expected that the boys have been waiting … Continue reading

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