Category Archives: Climbing

Winter is coming – Mt. Gizeh (2162m)

  After every summer comes the winter, after every sunset comes the night and after every storm, there comes clear, open skies… Located in the far south of the known world extends an icy continent named Antarctica. It is said … Continue reading

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The Paynes 1000 – sending day in Takaka

Once upon a time a great bunch of people went for the “Payne’s Ford 1000”, a strenuous rock-climbing challenge in Golden Bay, New Zealand. The rules were easy: (1) finish all climbs clean ie no take policy, (2) add up … Continue reading

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The Acid Test, V5

Is there deep-water-soloing in New Zealand ? Yes ! The Acid Test is an awesome roof boulder over the Takaka river and normally a great way to cool off after a hard days climbing. Last weekend, however, the Acid Test … Continue reading

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Hitch ‘n Climb, USA

On the road again – I spent the summer hitch-hiking and rock-climbing across the United States. My goal was to have no plans, and no plans to plan, where I would go. All I wanted to do was to climb … Continue reading

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Ski, Surf, Climb – the kiwi triathlon

The day I arrived in New Zealand, I heard that Christchurch is the only place in the world where you can ski, surf and climb in a single day. The right conditions, however, kept me waiting for almost 3 years. … Continue reading

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Night sessions at the Cave, New Zealand

We had a couple of fantastic night-climbing sessions recently – take that winter ! Aside of being a keen climber, my friend Nick “Flashlight” Davis turned out to be a very talented photographer. By name and nature, he especially likes … Continue reading

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