Mittwoch, 4. Juni 2014

Aurora Borealis

 pic. Ray Demski

pic Ray Demski

The trip to Norway was amazing, lot´s of inspiring and wonderful ice climbing lines great alpine climbing and a good climbing ethic. The people are very hospitably and they say things straight out, what makes it very uncomplicated.
We have been in the Lyngen Alps for iceclimbing and shooting aurora borealis. So the days where quiet long, but I like the feeling of a harsh nature and the cold with the big sleeping bag in view ;).
We where a nice team with Hanno Schluge, Ray Demsky, Heli Putz, Thomas Schermer and Cameron Sylvester whose kept the spirits high even in darker times.

Hanno Schluge and me managed to realise a cool first ascent as the locals confirmed. The 6 pitches long route is called Stuorraniibi (Sami Knife) and we rated it WI6, M7. The protection is clean. What I really like on this climb is that we didn´t left any traces from our ascent. The rock is sometimes loose but with some alpine experience you can enjoy the climb. A king line.

So now the photo project is online with unique pictures and a short clip of the trip.

The link to the project: 

The clip of the trip:

    Thanks to the team for the nice time. I will be back for sure.

Samstag, 3. Mai 2014

On the Cover of Gripped

Lugerhammer 8b clean ascent, Location Indian Himalaya.
When I walked around this unexplored (in climbers view) mountain range I carried always a binocular with a monopole extension on it, from far it looked like a big hammer ; )

Dienstag, 1. April 2014

Movie "Sangre de Toro" - Rote Wand German

Movie (English) and Topo of “Sangre de Toro“

Copyrights by Beat Kammerlander

Finishing a big project has two sides; on one side there is happiness satisfaction. On the other side something that dominates your thoughts, your feelings and your daily routine disappears. You feel empty.  
And what is after the emptiness? Another thing you will invest your energy, your emotions, your thoughts. Should we call it stupid or nonsense?

I would call it “the wheel of life”.