Biking Across the Alps

Lago di Garda (Italy) to Bludenz (Austria)   When my windsurfing buddy Hartmut Duerholt from Karlsruhe, Germany invited me to bike south to north across the Alps with him to celebrate his 70th birthday, little did I know what I was getting myself into. Granted, I do hate road biking but love mountain biking –…

Mount Kilimanjaro

Kilimanjaro

  My 5th mountain of the ‘Seven Summits’ challenge. Mid-January to mid-February 2012 I spent a month in Tanzania first hiking Kibo (Kilimanjaro) Immediately after Kili I went on safari in the Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater and Lake Manyara. It was simply extraordinary. I could never have imagined that suddenly I would be plunged into such…

Success!

Success on Everest! May 28, 2010, Kathmandu Great news!!!! I still am trying to believe it. I summited Mount Everest at 8:15am on the 23rd May. It was certainly one of the most difficult challenges of my life, and it was definitely the most technical and dangerous climb I have ever done. Fortunately, I am…

Mount Denali

Mount Denali

  For some non apparent reason my sub-conscious restlessness drives me to challenge myself physically and emotionally and usually in faraway places. This time it was the acclaimed and magnificent mountain Denali (Mount McKinley) 20,320′ in Alaska. At 63 degrees north bordering the Arctic Circle, it is light for almost 24 hours a day this…