Ha, ha – no blog from me in a long time…
Too lazy, too busy – so many weak excuses.
So what I have to do now is a short round up of what happened in the last 10 month. Ouff!
From time to time it can't get any better. For years I ran from one cliff to the next, just to bang my head against their walls. I often wondered why it felt so hard. Frustration first - but a very precious experience at least. And suddenly everything clicks together. Pure joy and a memory for the rest of your life.Here is what has happened:
|Portrait of Truemmelbach/Gimmelwald... look at the amazing features!|
|The beautiful hike to the cliff|
|Pioneering and bolting - always a part of the game. This is an new open project in Gimmel around 8c+/9a...|
|'Collection Automne Hiver' leads in a direct line and straight through the left big hole|
The winter got a bit too wet. But still I had a nice sending spree of some beautiful 8a+ to name St. Linya Dreams, a good training combi at Muggeberg close to Basel and Melodie pour un ami ardechois on a short christmas trip to St. Lèger. The latter is excellent and consists of three parts with different climbing styles. Physical, technical and committing.
|Jacoterie in the late autumn mist|
|Julo tries 'Jacodur 2015' 8a+ at Jacoterie|
After sending Les épinards aux violettes on a short trip again to St. Lèger - is there any other crag? - and as a preparation for the big easter trip, my whole climbing came to an abrupt halt with a severe flu that hold a long time. Positive or negative – a sickness means time out and watch what has happened. Again time to identify some of these terrible enery absorbers in life - as so often in work when there is more to do than you should for your health. A challenge to deal with. No whining - one must solve the problem. Solution is the key. Don't wait. Only myself can change it!
After a slow recovery I travelled around a bit, having short visits of new areas to get some inspiration for future projects. Really annoying was the terrible weather and the seeping cliffs everywhere. This forced me to practice more indoor bouldering than I usually wish to do. My motivation was a bit low. But in the end this was my luck for an incredible week that came in August.