Saturday, September 11, 2021

DWS Climbing, Wied iz-Zurrieq, Malta, Sept 11th

Saturday afternoon traverse climbing above the warm water in Wied iz-Zurrieq near the Blue Grotto in Malta. Mostly very easy, with three harder sections that requires a bit more power and precision. If you fall, make sure to push off from the rock as it is very sharp like a cheese grinder. The whole lap usually takes me about 45 minutes.

Wednesday, September 08, 2021

Freediving in Caves & Tunnels, Gozo, Sept 8th

Freediving in caves and tunnels with Alex on Gozo, Malta. Sites visited: 1. Inland Sea (Dwerja), 2. Blue Hole (Dwerja), 3. Tunnel outside of the Blue Hole.  4. Xlendi cave, 5. Cathedral Cave.  Great conditions, warm water so we skipped wetsuits for the later dives. I tried using the GoPro as a “belly-cam” and it worked out pretty good, and nice to be hands-free while diving.

Sunday, September 05, 2021

Freediving, Cirkewwa, Malta, Sept 5th

Back in the Big Blue in Malta with some strong diving buddies. We took turns on the line for free immersion and I had two dives to 25 metres with limited effort which bodes well for more freediving next week..

Sunday, August 22, 2021

Multi-Pitch Climbing, Montserrat, Aug 22nd

A full day of multi-pitch sports climbing in Montserrat north-west of Barcelona with the guide Toti and the fellow climber David. In the heat approaching and probably passing 30 celsius, the hiking, scrambling, abseiling and climbing was quite strenuous. It’s an unusual type of rock here, like pebbles in cement. The routes were not too hard, but I was still very tired on the train back to the city.

Monday, July 12, 2021

Sailing, Stockholm Archipelago, July 7th-11th

We headed out with a rented trimaran in the central and northern Stockholm archipelago with friends July 7th-11th to enjoy the scenery. Less wind than we hoped for but beautiful scenery and good fun. North past Blidö towards Arholma and south via Söderarm and down to Möja. With the tiny draft of this boat it's possible to anchor in places not available for a regular keel boat.

Monday, June 07, 2021

Hobiecat Sailing, Castelldefels, June 7th

Rented a little Hobiecat 15 and we enjoyed 2 hours of fun sailing along the beach in Castelldefels. Great summer day!

Saturday, June 05, 2021

Kayaking, Castelldefels, June 5th

A little paddle along the beach of Castelldefels south of Barcelona. Summer is here, perfect weather.

Sunday, May 09, 2021

Solo Climbing, Penya Ginesta, May 9th

For the first climbing session in Spain, I went to a crag called Penya Ginesta. After some scouting above and below I found a suitable anchor. Nice easy route with solid holds. I used my favourite setup for top rope solo, GriGri for abseiling and Camp Lift + MicroTraxion for ascent. I now bring a second Camp Lift with a screw gate and 120cm sling as escape system, lighter and more compact than a Jumar with ladder sling. Stunning views from this rock down towards the beach and sea.

Sunday, April 18, 2021

Top Rope Solo, Wied Qirda, April 18th

A nice hike through Wied Qirda past the “Tomb of the English Lady” to the Sphinx Buttress crag where I did some laps on a route with an easy accessible anchor, climbing with the top rope solo equipment..

Sunday, April 11, 2021

Via Ferrata, Radar Point, April 11th

A nice little vertical via ferrata down through a crack near the radar station above Mellieha. This  route is mainly used by climbers to enter / exit the crag with many routes along the cliff side.

Saturday, April 10, 2021

Top Rope Solo Climbing, Ix-Xaqqa, April 10th

Solo climbing and belaying Kamilla in the Ix-Xaqqa ravine in Malta near Ghar Lapsi. The hardest route of the day was “Motor Psycho”, a 45 meter 6B+ where especially the first part is rather flat and slippery.

Friday, April 02, 2021

Top Rope Solo, Corona Wall, April 2nd

A longer point of view video while I climb top rope solo style on a crag near Ghar Lapsi in southern Malta. A lovely sunny day on April 2nd 2021. This place is a little bit tricky for TRS because it is a long hike around if your rope gets stuck or you don’t manage the climb back up to the abseiling point. I always carry a jumar with ladder just in case, but not a problem so far.

Friday, March 19, 2021

Top Rope Solo Climbing, Ix Xaqqa, March 19th

A perfect day of solo climbing in the Ix-Xaqqa ravine near Ghar Lapsi in Malta, doing some new and still very easy routes..

Sunday, March 14, 2021

Sports Climbing & Via Ferrata, Mosta Valley, March 14th

Relaxed sports climbing with Adam on 3 different crags in the beautiful Mosta Valley in Malta, and we exited up to the road above via a nice Via Ferrata. It's nice to be able to start in the sun in the morning and then move over to the shady side as it gets a bit warmer.

Saturday, March 13, 2021

Sports climbing, Wied Babu, March 13th

Sports climbing in Wied Babu with Kamilla. First time there in many years, beautiful valley with lots of routes for all levels. Great Saturday morning!

Saturday, March 06, 2021

Kayaking, Valletta, March 6th

A 3.5 hour kayak paddle around Valletta and the Three Cities on Saturday morning. Choppy waters and some waves in the areas open to the sea and very calm and comfortable in the bays and inlets. Good fun with Craig & Kamilla plus the guides.

Sunday, February 28, 2021

Solo Climbing, Mgarr Ix-Xini, Feb 28th

Sunday top rope solo climbing in Mgarr Ix-Xini on Gozo.. This is a really beautiful canyon with lots and lots of routes for all levels, and only a short walk down to the bay for a swim and lunch afterwards..

Saturday, February 27, 2021

Sports Climbing, Mosta Valley, Feb 27th

Saturday sports climbing in the beautiful Mosta Valley with Anton and some other people from MCC.. Wonderful spring weather and sun..

Saturday, February 20, 2021

Climbing, Malta, Feb 20th

Some easy routes, some abseiling, some via ferrata, a beautiful sunny day on northern Malta near Cirkewwa and the radar station..

Saturday, February 13, 2021

Rock Climbing, Limestone Quarry, Feb 13th

I saw this old limestone quarry on some pictures and we went to check it out. Cool place with stunning views. We rigged a top rope at the highest wall and climbed some variations of the routes. The drilled channels from splitting the stone provided interesting vertical holds.