#brazilontherocks: CASA DE PEDRA, BAGÉ

A hidden gem in the middle of nowhere, closer to Uruguay than to any capital of Brazil, for those who love isolation, completely wild camping, in conglomerate rock, surrounded by magical looking woods. And best of all: absolutely NO CROWDS. Casa de Pedra (House of Stone), also referred to as Bagé – the county in… Read more »

#brazilontherocks: SALTO VENTOSO

Salto Ventoso is a well known basalt climbing spot for intermediate/hard level sport climbing in a dreamy setting with world class routes. Located about 200 km from the capital, amidst many other sport climbing areas, it is the school for many climbers in the state and quite a challenging one, with projects of up to… Read more »

#brazilontherocks: URCA, RIO DE JANEIRO

Rio! Rio! Rio! Always on the spotlight and most recognizable post card of Brazil, the city of Rio de Janeiro is the birthplace of climbing in the country, home to an amazing climbing community, routes of all shapes and sizes and the largest urban climbing area in the world. Be it a 300 m multi-pitch… Read more »

#brazilontherocks: SERRA DO CIPÓ

Serra do Cipó is probably the most well known and mythical sport climbing area of Brazil, and considered by some the best sport climbing area in South America. Also around the city of Belo Horizonte, Serra do Cipó is one of many limestone sport climbing areas of great quality and easy access, however, it has… Read more »

#brazilontherocks: LAPA DO SEU ANTÃO

Welcome to Brazil on the Rocks, a small series dedicated to helping foreigners explore some of the many options for rock climbing in Brazil. While travelling around the world I heard many times people saying they heard there´s great rock climbing in Brazil, but most of the time they couldn´t name a single spot. But… Read more »

PERU 2016 – DISPATCH 3

After a week of “resting” around Huaraz (3000 m) and rock climbing (usually around 4000 m), and trying to keep up with the Swiss boy´s daily calorie intake (about 5000 calories a day maybe, half of that for breakfast), I had recovered maybe 1.5 kg of the 5 kg or so I lost in the… Read more »

PERU 2016 – DISPATCH 2

Approved partnership with Bernardo, we decided to head to Alpamayo and Quitaraju next. I had been there already, and climbed Quitaraju in 2014. Alpamayo was a no go due to 2 nights of storms, and although it has never figured high on my list of climbs, I figured I should try it again just because… Read more »

PERU 2016 – DISPATCH 1

As the shuttle left the Chamonix valley, I couldn´t feel sadness, instead I felt anxious. As the plane lifted off Geneva, I started feeling relief. As I waited to board in Madrid towards Lima, alongside Peruvians, I felt that familiarity come back again. The Peruvian accent in the airport sounded like music. In the bus… Read more »

ROC TRIP SARDINIA

It seems like Europe has been plagued from day one of 2016 with an eternal cyclone spinning cloud over the mains continent, that seems parked like… forever. Chamonix and most of the old continent have been having snow and rain non stop. So what do you do if you have a vacation scheduled with a… Read more »

768 DIAS

Mais de um ano atrás postei o artigo 346 Dias, relatando como tinha sido meu primeiro ano de viagem pra escalar e surfar pelo mundo. Lá no final eu dizia que minha estadia em Chamonix era open ended e de fato, foi. Depois de 18 meses escalando em picos épicos da Espanha e no berço… Read more »

  • #brazilontherocks: CASA DE PEDRA, BAGÉ

    A hidden gem in the middle of nowhere, closer to Uruguay than to any capital of Brazil, for those who love isolation, completely wild camping, in conglomerate rock, surrounded by magical looking woods. And best of all: absolutely NO CROWDS. Casa de Pedra (House of Stone), also referred to as Bagé – the county in… Read more »

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    Posted on December 6, 2016 by
  • #brazilontherocks: SALTO VENTOSO

    Salto Ventoso is a well known basalt climbing spot for intermediate/hard level sport climbing in a dreamy setting with world class routes. Located about 200 km from the capital, amidst many other sport climbing areas, it is the school for many climbers in the state and quite a challenging one, with projects of up to… Read more »

    Read More
    Posted on December 4, 2016 by
  • #brazilontherocks: URCA, RIO DE JANEIRO

    Rio! Rio! Rio! Always on the spotlight and most recognizable post card of Brazil, the city of Rio de Janeiro is the birthplace of climbing in the country, home to an amazing climbing community, routes of all shapes and sizes and the largest urban climbing area in the world. Be it a 300 m multi-pitch… Read more »

    Read More
    Posted on October 22, 2016 by
  • #brazilontherocks: SERRA DO CIPÓ

    Serra do Cipó is probably the most well known and mythical sport climbing area of Brazil, and considered by some the best sport climbing area in South America. Also around the city of Belo Horizonte, Serra do Cipó is one of many limestone sport climbing areas of great quality and easy access, however, it has… Read more »

    Read More
    Posted on September 27, 2016 by
  • #brazilontherocks: LAPA DO SEU ANTÃO

    Welcome to Brazil on the Rocks, a small series dedicated to helping foreigners explore some of the many options for rock climbing in Brazil. While travelling around the world I heard many times people saying they heard there´s great rock climbing in Brazil, but most of the time they couldn´t name a single spot. But… Read more »

    Read More
    Posted on September 6, 2016 by
  • PERU 2016 – DISPATCH 3

    After a week of “resting” around Huaraz (3000 m) and rock climbing (usually around 4000 m), and trying to keep up with the Swiss boy´s daily calorie intake (about 5000 calories a day maybe, half of that for breakfast), I had recovered maybe 1.5 kg of the 5 kg or so I lost in the… Read more »

    Read More
    Posted on August 13, 2016 by
  • PERU 2016 – DISPATCH 2

    Approved partnership with Bernardo, we decided to head to Alpamayo and Quitaraju next. I had been there already, and climbed Quitaraju in 2014. Alpamayo was a no go due to 2 nights of storms, and although it has never figured high on my list of climbs, I figured I should try it again just because… Read more »

    Read More
    Posted on July 31, 2016 by
  • PERU 2016 – DISPATCH 1

    As the shuttle left the Chamonix valley, I couldn´t feel sadness, instead I felt anxious. As the plane lifted off Geneva, I started feeling relief. As I waited to board in Madrid towards Lima, alongside Peruvians, I felt that familiarity come back again. The Peruvian accent in the airport sounded like music. In the bus… Read more »

    Read More
    Posted on July 19, 2016 by
  • ROC TRIP SARDINIA

    It seems like Europe has been plagued from day one of 2016 with an eternal cyclone spinning cloud over the mains continent, that seems parked like… forever. Chamonix and most of the old continent have been having snow and rain non stop. So what do you do if you have a vacation scheduled with a… Read more »

    Read More
    Posted on July 2, 2016 by
  • 768 DIAS

    Mais de um ano atrás postei o artigo 346 Dias, relatando como tinha sido meu primeiro ano de viagem pra escalar e surfar pelo mundo. Lá no final eu dizia que minha estadia em Chamonix era open ended e de fato, foi. Depois de 18 meses escalando em picos épicos da Espanha e no berço… Read more »

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    Posted on June 16, 2016 by