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.
I remember a couple of unusually warm winters during the late eighties, and something similar is happening this year in Slovenia as well.
This is a classic four-buckle ski touring boot which provides solid stiffness combined with a good walk mode.
While we’re waiting for the first proper dump of snow, the weather at the coast is perfect for rock climbing.
Is that a travelogue? In a way, but don't judge it by the label. I'm 15 years old, for god's sake, I hope I don't bore the hell out of you.
This year's autumn keeps on surprising us. While winter already seemed to be in full swing with snow on the ridges of Triglav in September.
For the last couple of days I’ve been guiding on Via Ferratas above Otztal, and yesterday we headed for the Vorarlberg region in western Austria.
Last weekend I guided on Triglav. During the week the weather changed abruptly, Kredarica received 30 cm of snow and winter made an early appearance in the high mountains.
I let them fool me. I went to the mountains. Again. When I heard the proposal, I didn't say no.
Hvar is a Dalmatian island with plenty of opportunities for all sorts of activities, be it sport climbing, deep water soloing, hiking, biking, slacklining over the sea, or kayaking.
The fact that my dad's a mountain guide, would probably make people think that I was born with the love for jumping around the hills, but the truth is completely different.
Our friend Sherpa Kami, a high altitude load carrier and guide who has joined us on numerous expeditions and trekkings, has lost his house in the devastating earthquake that hit Nepal two months ago.