success on pico de orizaba #5

Thursday 21 December 2017 I successfully summited Mount Orizaba (5636m/ 18491’) in Mexico. After 5 days of acclimatizing on volcanoes  Iztaccilhuatl and Orizaba itself, we finally had a long 18 hour day climbing from high camp (16900′) up the glacier to the...

new attempt on the volcanic 7 summits

Special thanks to James Stone for his recent article on my Volcanic Seven Summits challenge aiming to ascend all the Volcanic Seven Summits within a 12 month period. Follow my journey on Dare To Reach. A new attempt on the Volcanic Seven Summits – Part...

Mt. Giluwe, Papua New Guinea

After 11 hours of hiking up through dense jungle and grassy equatorial highlands following a ridge over many hilltops we arrived in the rain at basecamp. Monday October 9 we climbed up a steep couloir (about 65 degrees on the upper 150m) to the summit of Mount Giluwe....

MOUNT DAMAVAND, IRAN

I summited Mount Damāvand in Iran yesterday 29 September 2017. It is the highest volcano in Asia at 5610m. It is now no. 3 in my challenge at 70 to climb the Volcanic Seven Summits in one year. Elbrus and Kilimanjaro completed in May/ June. I climbed it in 3 days...