September 18, 2012

Pollux, Switzerland, 2012

Pollux (4,092 m) is a mountain in the Pennine Alps on the border between Valais, Switzerland and the Aosta Valley in Italy. It is the lower of a pair of twin peaks (Zwillinge), the other being Castor, named after the Gemini twins of Roman mythology. It is separated from Castor by a pass at 3,845 m (12,615 ft), named the Passo di Verra in Italian and the Zwillingsjoch in German. Together with Andre (our guide) and James I climbed the Pollux on September 14.

September 4, 2012

Monte Rosa, Italy, 2012

Last week I went on a three day tour to the Monte Rosa massif in Italy. I met up with Andrej and our guide Ivan in Brig and together we drove 4 hours to Alagna, Italy were we took the cable car up to Punta Indren. From there we hiked an hour up to the Montova hut.

Jungfrau, Switzerland, 2012

September 3, 2012

Breithorn, Switzerland, 2012

During my visit at Zermatt I had planned to climb my first 4K mountain. Since I have zero experience in high altitude mountaineering I decided to book a day tour with the Zermatt Alpine Center to climb the Breithorn.

View at the Breithorn shortly after our exit from the Klein Matterhorn cable car.

February 15, 2011

Great White Shark Cage Diving, South Africa, 2011

So on January 25, 2011 I realized a long time dream. Dive with a great white shark. Seeing the greatest and one of the oldest animals on the planet is truly a unique, awe-inspiring and a humbling experience.

November 24, 2010

Shark Diving, Bahamas, 2010

So last Sunday was shark diving time. The short version of the whole story: just awesome!