Full satisfaction after achieving ‘Sonata de cuchillo y metralleta’ (7c)
Since my toes got frozen during that fatidic GI (8.080m) 2012 Winter Expedition, even putting on my climbing shoes’s become a real torture, and that’s distanced me from rock climbing for a long time. To long. That’s why having achieved ‘Sonata’ (7c) in Korea (Araotz) is for me a kind of culmination of my overcoming › Read more
Three days across The Andes
We were definitelly looking forward to changing the scenary. Finally in “el cerro”. As we didn’t have too many days, we chose a plan that at first seemed to be simple and feasible: we thought of the double ascent to San Francisco (6.016m) and Incahuasi (6.638m). The firs peak is easy and very frequented by › Read more
Through the Dakar Rally’s domains
After leaving Fiambala, crossing Saujil and Medanitos, we again go through the north-west argentinean desert, but this time on wheels, and that’s why we look for farther and higher dunes that shoul put it more difficult.  The feeling of driving a motorcycle in a place like this is certainly brutal, the weather is not good › Read more
My frozen toe is getting better
My first left toe looks much better now! And I hope the frozen area to regenerate over the coming weeks. The improvement was thanks, first, to the surgery performed by Dr. Iñaki Ituarte, and thanks as well to the innovative treatment developed by Dr. Alberto Gorrochategui of the Ercilla Dermatology Clinic. › Read more
A superb day in Robberg Peninsula
We continue along the east coast of South Africa and arrive in Plettenberg Bay, about six hours by road from the starting point (Cape Town). We’ve crossed several villages, some isolated farms and long stretches through the thick vegetation that characterizes this region up to a kind of ‘bubble’ where second homes abound; impressive mansions › Read more
To meet the Great White Shark
One of the thousands of exciting activities that South Africa and ist wildlife offer is the shark diving: we dive into the Indian Ocean to meet the Great White Shark. The day starts early, very early. At 5:00 in the morning we leave Cape Town, and after a two-hour drive, we reach Gansbaai, the seemingly › Read more
Table Mountain and Lion’s Head: first taste of South Africa
The tragedy of Nepal has taken us thousands of kilometers away from the country we love so much for all it’s given to us, and away from home too. We send from here our solidarity and a huge hug to all those affected by the earthquake. Closed the chapter of Nanga Parbat, we have changed › Read more
Visita a las Adrspach Rocks junto a Maciek Ciesielski y Raphael Slawinski
El XIX. Festival de Cine de Montaña de Ladek-Zdrój (Polonia) me ha dejado recuerdos inolvidables, entre los cuales guardo con especial cariño los gestos de reconocimiento recibidos y la enorme afición a la montaña que caracteriza a las gentes polacas, así como las formidables intervenciones de los veteranos Kurt Diemberger y Wojciech Kurtyka ‘Boitek’. Con › Read more