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Italy - Mello Valley - climbing

  • Luna Nascente + Polente e costine + Kundalini (linkage of 2 routes)
this combination makes it 22 pitches up to VII trad on great granite and approx 2500 Kcal in meat and food ;-)

  • Polimago` (just the first 4 pitches (crux apparently was done ;-))) we started it in the late afternoon trying to avoind a too early gettin´up and after the 22 pitches of the day before and to avoid the massive heat... after the first 4 pitches we realized that we were a little bit too slow due to the expo/obblig passages on this serious we bailed out and called it a day. Will  be back as the upper part of the route looks great.

  • Lucrezia + Spalma e stampa (160m 4 pitches, G. Ongaro, 6b slab bolted) a nice last day climbing with no approach a sport bolted.

Bernina and Palu`

at work

costine @ Siro... after Luna Nascente and before Kundalini

Daily shower

la porta del cielo: Stephan just before to "let" the pitch to me ;-)



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Training - Self made trainingboard

Self made Wood carved Training Board

It is a bit that i am thinking about a feasible way to make a wood training board without spending too much. 
Well, this is the idea i came up with:
4 wood boards 28mm x 300mm x 1200mm (price ca. 5 Eur each, full wood)1m metal threaded rod (8mm) to be cutted in 4 pieces of 25cm each8 bolts M88 washer M8Wood specific gluesdrill2 or 4 crimping tools  to fix the panels while gluing them together (overnight)sandpaper grid 400 and 10010mm drill tip to make the fixing holes 25 mm drill tip to make  the starting holes at the edges of the  slotswood-saw
The A3 sized plan can be downloaded here as PDF (Click).
It is basically an assembly of woodboards which are easy to work with, without specific material. the boards are first carved and then glued together.
Below some pictures of the process.

Before to glue the panels need to be treated with a sort of protective agent to look alike the metolius woodboard... i choose the Swedish oil to paint the boards…

Austria - Tirol - Habicht (3277m)

In this dry year, a very nice tour in great snow for what concern the upper part of the tour.
ca 60 and more cm of fresh powder await the brave snow seekers.
Habicht (3277m) - 25km, 2000hm ca

careful - ski carrying up to ca 2200m.
the rest is great  ;-)
today we teamed up as 4 to alternate in tracking the fluffy withe pleasure

Austria - Tirol -MicroWenden

...awesome rock quality, ....long approach, .....wild and seldomly climbed, ......a nice day out ;-)