Posts By: Cissa

SUMMER 2015 IN CHAMONIX

Lots of work, not enough play. Be warned, if you come to Chamonix to climb and support yourself at the same time, don’t expect to climb 5 days a week and work 2 because the exact opposite is what is going to happen. And that pretty sums up my summer: lots of mountain running before… Read more »

CHAM LIFE, 2.5 MONTHS IN

IT STOPPED RAINING! I´d love to be able to write a post with at least a few dozen climbs, but unfortunately that is not how this will go. Since I am sponsored by no one less than myself, I have to produce myself the funds to live the lifestyle, and in May and June that… Read more »

CHAMONIX: FIRST IMPRESSIONS, FIRST OUTINGS

This is officially now, a Chamonix based blog, page, whatever. Yes, after rambling around the world I ended up here which seems logic to any alpinist nut, but was not for me for a long time. Boy, was I wrong! I wish I had arrived here earlier, like, 10 years ago. But okay, being here… Read more »

346 DIAS

Tudo tem um fim, mesmo uma viagem sem data pra acabar. Foram quase 12 meses arrastando por 3 continentes 40 kg de equipamento, escalando em algumas das cordilheiras mais incríveis do mundo, surfando em algumas das ondas mais famosas, comendo das comidas mais exóticas, e conhecendo sempre muita, mas muita gente incrível. Mas viajar cansa,… Read more »

CLIMBING IN SPAIN PART III – SPRING TRADS

Tomorrow is my last day in Spain. I survived my first European winter. Well, it was in Spain, but still, most of it was in the north, but it was still winter. I´ve never been so cold in my life as I was while climbing in Roya or Gredos, during Carnival. But this winter overall… Read more »

CLIMBING TIDBITS – MARCH 2015

Interesting, relevant and fun news from the climbing world.   TOM BALLARD. ALPS. WINTER. NORTH FACES. BY THE WAY, SIX OF THEM. ALONE.   His Awesomeness of a climber, Tom Ballard decided to go play around in this winter in the Alps. People say is hard enough climbing in winter anywhere, let alone in the… Read more »

SEGUROS VIAGEM PRA ESCALADA, ALTA MONTANHA E VIAGENS DE LONGO PRAZO

A escalada, em todas as suas modalidades, é uma atividade de risco. E quando viajamos pra fora do país pra praticar escalada, é imprescindível termos um seguro que cubra eventuais acidentes ou ocorrências decorrentes da prática. Não adianta achar que é uma boa economia sair do país sem seguro: resgates nas montanhas envolvem mobilização de… Read more »

WINTER CLIMBING IN SPAIN – PART II

I guess not climbing also teaches you things. I was anxious to climb ice, couloirs, north faces. “It is Europe, it has stable weather, reliable mountains.” Poor me, so naive… Northern Spain has seen one of the worst snow storms of the past many years, and that meant a lot more snow than what I´d… Read more »

“PARAÍSO”, WATCH FULL MOVIE ONLINE

A few months ago I posted the trailer for a short film called “Paraíso”, about the beginnings and development of what I consider to be my local crag. The film was produced by Morfina Filmes and directed by Gabriel Tarso, and was in the running for best film in the Rio Mountain Film Festival. It… Read more »

WINTER CLIMBING IN SPAIN – PART I

When one mentions “climbing” and “Spain” in the same sentence, it is usually sport climbing and places like Oliana, Margalef and Siurana that come to mind. But Spain, Catalunya and the Basque Country aren´t all about sport climbing monsters or “máquinas” as they say. This is the land of many super strong, daring and pioreening… Read more »

VIDEOS DE ESCALADA – MEUS PREFERIDOS DE 2014

Nós escaladores normalmente somos loucos por vídeos de escalada. Bom, pelo menos 99% dos escaladores que eu conheço. Nessa de mania de listas, resolvi compartilhar os vídeos que mais me impressionaram, dos escaladores mais monstros, nas vias mais incríveis (sem nenhuma ordem especial).   MARK TWIGHT´S BEYOND GOOD AND EVIL, DA MILLET   Sou uma fã… Read more »

CLIMBING VIDEOS – 2014´s FAVORITES

We climbers are all video freaks, at least 100% of the ones I know. I figured I´d share my selection of the ones I feel are the most impressive videos of the most awesome climbers and bad ass routes. They´re in no particular order.   MARK TWIGHT´S BEYOND GOOD AND EVIL, BY MILLET   I am… Read more »