Tuesday, December 1, 2009
Well, we're down to the last week in the old flat. By Sunday night we'll be in the new house, and the friday after that we'll be on our way back to NZ for Christmas. It would have been nice to have a bit more time to unpack before we pack up again, but hey, why bother planning anything properly?
We'll be back in Christchurch on the 13th of December but we'll be heading off to Paynes as quickly as possible. Can't wait to get back to the Wholemeal and the Muscle Inn - might even do some climbing if I get bored.
After New Years it's back down to ChCh for a few days to catch up with all those people that got stuck there, and then down to Wanaka for the rest of the trip (fly out of ChCh on the 21st of January).
I'll try and get in touch with everyone before we go, but fell free to beat me to it.
Saturday, November 21, 2009
That's about what it feels like at the moment - I seem to have been running around like one for the last two months...

Tanja and I have just become house owners, and between loads of work and fun stuff like sanding down wooden floors I really haven't had time for much else. I've been trying to get the admin side of my site finished for a while - thought I might be a bit better at adding photos etc if i made it easy for myself. Needless to say it's not finished yet, but it is very close and I'll get it done before our trip back to NZ in December so I can keep things up to date while I'm on the road.
I'm also hoping to get the Font video finished - the one that doesn't work :-)
We'll see how things go over the next couple of weeks...
Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Got back from Hamilton Island last friday. Been pretty busy since then (we're in the middle of buying a house) so I haven't got any pictures yet. Hoping to get some other pics and a video of our Font trip uploaded sometime soon, depends how quickly everything else gets done...
Saturday, September 12, 2009
I'm off to Hamilton Island in Australia tomorrow (technically, later today...). I'm going over for two weeks to celebrate Mum's 60th.
I've got my longest flight yet ahead of me on the second leg - fourteen and a quarter hours from Dubai to Brisbane. I guess I'll be watching as many films as I can until I fall asleep. Anyway, I'll post some photo's when I get back but I'll be offline until then.
Friday, September 4, 2009
Just finished editing a short video from my trip to the Pfalz a couple of weeks back. I managed to film Rasmus (a random guy I met at the crag) walk his way up 'Schlendern' as I was sitting in a tree waiting for some action from David and Matti on Magnetfinger...
Friday, September 4, 2009
I got back from a week in the Dolomites on sunday night. We had a whole week of perfect weather so Tanja and I could back off our alpine routes and sit in the afternoon sun!
I've uploaded a few photos here.
We only got the chance to try one longer route, but got a decent ammount of sport climbing done. The longer route we tried was a good exercise in knowing when to back off because you're just too slow - I guess I spent too much time pondering the rust on the few pitons I saw... Anyway, the first two pitches were good and the sport routes we did afterwards were as well. Needless to say, we'll be starting a little bit easier next year.
Friday, August 21, 2009
Off to the Dolomites for a week tomorrow (actually, later today if we're going to be exact). Haven't been up to much this week except for trying to get all my work done before we go. I was climbing in the Pfalz last weekend - pretty good trip and when I'm back there should be a short climbing video to upload... not much, just got some reasonable footage from one route.
Will hopefully have some good photo's and tales of an epic or two when I get back.
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
After a couple of late nights, Matti and I have finally finished the video of Mastermind at the Sirchinger Nadeln. I'm pretty happy with the editing, but I would have liked to have had a bit more footage. At some stage, though, you've just got to bite the bullet and say 'enough! we really need to start getting some climbing done...'
Monday, August 3, 2009
The biannual meeting at work was in Regensburg last friday so I had the chance to stop by the Frankenjura on the way home and catch up with Jeremy. Tanja and Joa got a ride with Geli and I met up with them on saturday after a bit of paddling with the guys from work.
We stayed at Jeremy's place in N├╝rnberg on saturday night and headed back out in the morning for a bit of football with the kids before we were allowed to go climbing. Had a good afternoon at the crag and headed home a bit too late last night.
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Went out to the sirchinger nadeln last night for a bit of climbing and to get a bit more footage of 'Mastermind'. Matti (the cheeky bastard) managed to link Mastermind as a warm-up! Probably had something to do with the 1.5 litres of coke that he downed before starting.
I had another couple of go's at Bohrhakenpfeiler, I'd have to say it's one of the nicer routes that I've been on around here - the quality of the rock is really good which can't be said for too many local routes :-). I'll have to get back to it next week...