First of all, apologies it has been so quiet the past weeks on this website.
Due several projects, forced time-off´s and especially the exhibiton I was not able to update this site.
Yesterday we finished the third evening showing my favourite pictures, some short movies, telling stories and answering questions around the project "Unter unserem Himmel".
Photography has always been a passion - I never expected or wanted to make any money with it or even thought about showing my photos in public and sharing the stories behind it.
When I got the offer I honestly thought a lot about whether I should accept it or not. The mountains I visit, the things experience and the memories I make are more or less sacred to me. I didn't like sharing those things with people who don't understand what it means to me, this is why I only talk to fewer people about it, those who can truly retrace what I feel.
After a few weeks I decided to go for it and put all the effort in this project. My doubts started fading and I started enjoying the opportunity I got.
From the past evenings when we hosted the pre-dinner and the exhibition, I got so much positive feedback and encouragement so I knew I did the right thing. All of the ones that showed up are pretty much same minded as I am - they do understand why someone is living on a mountain for a week with nothing than a sleeping bag.
They know what it means to lie underneath the stars and enjoy the beautiful beginning and ending of a day. And especially they appreciate their life and know how to live it.
This post is dedicated to the people who came and will come to see my pictures, videos and want(ed) to hear "my" mountain stories. To those who are supporting me and crazy mountain mind and I'm also thanking my sponsors for making all this possible and believing in me and my work.
All details, dates, pictures from the past evenings and dinners etc. can be found via the point above "Exhibition Unter unserem Himmel".
As promised below you can find a list of the planned tours and projects in 2019. In May I will probably only do normal hikes if possible - due to the "forced" time off.
Some of the tours are accompanied by my tour partners Max and Sean. This list will be updated on regular basis, since not all tours are finalized yet - we will also mark the accomplished tours.
If you are interested in joining let me know :)
Please note, to be safe I recommend to not do glacier tours all by yourself - I'm not an example for how you should do it.
Großglockner (AT) - Solo ski tour - 1 day
Mönch (CH) - Solo ski tour - 1 day
Jungfrau (CH) - Ski tour with Sean and Max - 1 day
Piz Popena (IT) - Climbing with Max - 1 day
2nd Sella Tower (IT) Messner route or Fata Morgana - Climbing (free solo) with David - 1 day
Ortler + Piz Bernina (IT) - Alpine tour with Sean - 1 or 2 days
Großvenediger (AT): Alpine tour with Max - 1 day
Großes Wiesbachhorn (AT): Solo alpine tour - 1 or 2 days
Zuckerhütl (AT): Alpine tour with Sean - 2 days
Hochkönig (AT): Solo alpine tour - 1 day
Piz Buin (AT / CH): Alpine tour with Max and Sean - 1 day
Wildspitze (AT): Solo Alpine tour - maybe ski tour - 2 days
“Irgendwann ist nur ein anderes Wort für nie”
Sharing a few impressions from the past days (incl. some of the transalpine) on the mountains.
It was very different than the transalpine tour two weeks ago since I used my skies mostly for going down but not going up, but regardless an amazing experience in the beautiful wilderness far away from society and its burdens.
Sometimes getting some distance between things can give a new perspective, it can show you what is really important and needed and what you can live without.
Not being surrounded by people and their opinions can help you to clear your mind and get your own view.
The entire trip I have seen two people in total and this was probably the best to stay focused on my own thoughts and keep the strength to push through this very tough physical and mental trip.
Now being back to civilisation feels kinda weird and it probably takes a few days to recover body and brain from this adventure but nevertheless, this is exactly how I would do it again.
Since I got several requests via email to do a detailed description of the tour, I will upload a tour log later on. If you have questions in the meantime please reach out via email.
Seven days left before starting probably the last adventure for a while.
I decided to do a ski tour across my favourite mountain range ever.
Starting in Auronzo Di Cadore and the final goal is 3 days later San Candido.
Around 120 km and 9500 vertical meters through the - for me - most beautiful place on earth.
More details will be shared later once I'm back from the trip.