Looking for giants in Waimea

Looking for giants in Waimea

Looking for giants in Waimea

We ended up at the exact spot I was dreaming about more than a decade ago - the mythical North shore of Oahu.

Traunsee - Mountain blues and greens

The lakes you see have this distinctive green tinge that changes when the sun hits. To stop by one of them automatically calms your mind, body and soul.

Auckland Skydive

We were sitting at the dining table some time after dinner, and I'm not quite sure how the discussion started, but the twist it took midway and the outcome of it all I definitely didn't see coming.

Takaka - Between rock and a hippie place

Finally back to NZ! First stop: Dirtbag days at Golden Bay. This time without Nikki, much to her relief probably.

Climbing a la Viennese

Although the city itself is flat as a pancake there is plenty of alpine adventure to be found around the Austrian capital.

Honey I'm off to Zillertal...

"We are stopping over in Austria for one reason, and one reason only. Climbings crags. In the Alps. Now". Well, so be it then.

Skiing in Zillertal

We went deep into the Austrian Alps for some skiing and although being a bit terrifying, this whole skiing thing ended up being really fun! Who knew??

Treading on limestone

Peilstein only reaches a height of 716 meters and as such it might not be the most impressive rock formation. But first looks can be deceiving.

Vienna hiking - Moenichskirchen

While sitting out the winter we decided to boost morale with a little series called "Remember the time...?". In the first episode: "Remember the time we went to Mönichskirchen?"

Riding the Nile in Jinja

It's scary, and brutal and you will probably feel close to drowning. But apart from that it's great fun!

The Mountain Gorillas of Bwindi

Nothing can prepare you for the silver back. His mass and sheer size seems to be palpable in the air.

Claustrophobia in the Cango Caves

It was time get rid of some irrational fears in the South African limestone caves. Or not.

Tongariro Alpine Crossing

Should you ever find yourself in the central area of New Zealand's North Island, Tongariro should be on the top of your list.

Coromandel Pinnacles - Is this hut for real?

Had we just stepped into The Lord Of The Rings set? Hiking up the beautiful Coromandel Pinnacles track.

Almost Magical & Majestical Waikaremoana

Hiking lake Waikaremoana, one of the 5 New Zealand Great Walks. Almost as magical and majestical as described.

Weekend Warriors

Escaping the office on the weekends to pursue more adventurous activities.

Climbing Mount Kinabalu

Climbing Borneo's highest peak and the prospects of hypothermia on a tropical island.

Go, go, to Rangitoto!

"B let's go to Rangitoto!" I said as we sat in the Belgim Beer cafe in Mission Bay. As he skulled back the beer he gave a little smile and said "Let's go, go, to Rangitoto!"

A Tipi, What Tent? - Attempt at Taranaki

Easter weekend 2013. The goal: To climb Mount Taranaki (Egmont) and to stay in a Tipi tent at Solscape in Raglan