19th May 2019

Peak Hopping

We started with great hiking weather. Blue sky and still a bit cool from the night. 

By the time we climbed our 5th peak, it was already super hot and the approaching thunderstorm was welcome when it hit us when we were on the last and steepest ascent. 

Torrential rain and we continued our hike in and above the clouds. 

Great hikers and a memorable hike in a beautiful landscape.

18th May 2019

Skills Training Junior Mountaineers

Last skills training before the camping weekend with the Junior Mountaineers. Games, food, equipment check, first aid training.

Lot's of fun with really great kids and motivated and skilled guides. 

We are ready for Adaklu Camping.

11th May 2019

Junior Mountaineers on the move

After a rather long break, the Junior Mountaineers were on the move again.
After some stretching and warm up workout, we hiked across the plains and then into the jungle. We moved on hidden trails and through dense vegetation.
After a nice BBQ lunch - prepared by the guides, distributed by hte Juniors - we started a hasty return to the buses. There was rain in the air and we heard distant thunder.
In the end, the thunderstorm did not get us, but the rain did.

Great fun with a great group of kids. We are ready for the camping !!

04th May, 2019

Adaklu Climbing Exploration

New Project: We are going to climb the Adaklu Cliff.

Gruesome approach on a 50 degree slope with dense vegetation. Scrambled and climbed up the cliff about 45 meters and established two belay / rappel points. Still a long way to go, but we have time.

Thank you to our great host and very good friend Emmanuel Chance from Chances Hotel in Ho.

We will be back to continue the climb. Adaklu is a hikers and climbers paradise.

May Day, 01.05.2019

May Day Hike

May day celebration in the Kranbote Hills with a great group.

Best hiking weather in a long time and after a nice, relaxed hike through the hills we met Fearless Sam at the firepit and had a very great BBQ.

On the way back we almost missed the bus, but then, that's part of a GM hike :-)

Sunday, April 28th 2019

Osuwangyo Cliff Climbing

Back in the cliff and because of heavy rain the previous night, it was wet and partly slippery.

Still managed to climb the first two pitches, and these are set now for trad climbing.

Third pitch is no problem at all, but for the fourth we still need to come back and do some work.

Great day.

Monday, 22nd April, 2019

Osuwangyo Traverse

On Easter Monday we went for a nice and relaxed, medium distance hike on Mount Osuwangyo.

We ascended the standard trail to the summit and then descended the very steep southern side or Mount Osuwangyo to a great view point where we had a short breakfast break.

From there it was just another 30 minutes of easy descending and then back on trail to the bus.

Really a great group and we proved that you can exercise AND relax at the same time.

Total hiking duration was about 5.5 hours ( including breaks ) and we hiked for about 12 km.

Sunday, 14th April, 2019

Hackbraten II

We went back into the cliff. And it really feels like a second home now. If only the approach was a bit less brutal.

Climbed the second pitch, had coffee on Hackbraten ledge and BBQ at the campsite. Clearly, we gain weight on these expeditions.

Then we realized that there is a third and even a fourth pitch.

We are coming back. :-)