Since the Tete Rose and Gouter huts on the normal Mont Blanc route had been fully booked in July, I followed the advice of Boris Lorenčič - Lori and did some climbs on the Italian side of Monte Rosa.
North Tyrol’s highest mountain is only 28 m lower than Grossglockner. I remember seeing the mountain as the fog lifted and knowing immediately that I wanted to climb it.
Last week I taught a glacier travel course with fellow guide Boris Lorenčič in the Piz Palü area.
This year marks the 20th anniversary of me and Milan Romih taking part in an international expedition to the world’s highest summit.
I decided to visit Caucasus even though one of my clients decided not to join us. “Never stop exploring" was the overriding thought running through my head.
This last Saturday we went to Pokljuka with the Slovenian mountain guides for our winter training.
Towards the end of autumn, it seemed that a classic winter with plenty of snow was on its way. There was some precipitation, but unfortunately, it was followed by a dry period.
Franc Pepevnik Aco sent us short photo story about his skiing trip to Japan. "it is snowing and we have a lot of powder," he said over Viber.
During the summer guiding season, I spent some time with Gregor Troha, who is a kayaker and a ski instructor/demonstrator. When discussing ski touring bindings, he was very enthusiastic about the Dynafit Radical Ft 2.0.
Two new crevasse rescue systems, both of them excellent, have recently been introduced. We tried them out.
This season I’m going to be skiing on the carbon Mythic 97 and the wider and heavier Cham 107 2.0.
Peter Jeromel and the Slovenian guides association organized a glacier travel and crevasse rescue seminar, which was supposed to be carried out beneath Grossglockner, but the location was changed to Dachstein due to bad weather.
Allalinhorn (4,027 m) is one of the easier 4,000-metre peaks in the Alps, as a system of cable cars and a funicular bring you to an altitude of 3,456 m. Still, the normal route is threatened by big seracs looming overhead during part of the climb and the descent.
I’ve spent a part of this summer guiding around Andermatt, Switzerland.
Spring season around Oberstdorf started in the beginning of May. We were greeted by cold weather and snowfall at higher altitudes.
Each spring, the seaside town of Starigrad beneath Velebit in Croatia is occupied by countless climbers, hikers, and other tourists who come to enjoy the breathtaking canyon of Paklenica.
Last year some of my friends had an unpleasant experience at Boč, our local crag.
During Easter it seemed that large quantities of snow will last until May or June, but the warm winds again brought a major change. To make the most of the winter which seemed to be departing abruptly, we decided to go ski touring above the Logarska Valley this last Sunday.
Avalanche airbag backpacks save lives, as has been documented by the Swiss Institute for Snow and Avalanche Research (SLF).
Up to a meter of fresh snow had fallen in the northern Alps last Sunday and the avalanche risk went up to four in the region of Vorarlberg.