Posts By: Cissa

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 »

BEM VINDO AO MEU NOVO SITE

Apesar de estar pensando nisso já faz tempo, não foi até muito recentemente que percebi que seria uma boa ideia colocar no ar meu site próprio. Com tantas perguntas que recebo de leitores brasileiros sobre escalada em alta montanha e viagens, fazia mais do que sentido publicar meu conhecimento e deixá-lo sempre visível no web,… Read more »

WELCOME TO MY NEW PAGE

Although I thought about this for a long time, it wasn´t until I started receiving a lot of questions and feedback that it started to make sense to have it all publicized for anyone who´d want to look. So I decided to set up a webpage about my climbing and traveling, and to have it… Read more »

I HAVE A NEW IDOL

I´m a little too old to be having idols, or maybe what some people would call heroes, or maybe I´m not. But on my recent incursion into the surfing world, and add to that my current incursion into the Basque Country, I´ve came across this curious type which has got one of the most latent… Read more »

A HIMALAYAN DEBUT – CLIMBING ISLAND PEAK AND AMA DABLAM

Main character in this post, this too may be the actual most beautiful mountain in the world. Ladies and gentleman, I present you: Ama Dablam. Give it a good hug. It wants it.   AS USUAL, AN INTRODUCTION   It all started in Peru. The partner I had in july, Craig, was already heavy into… Read more »

YO!

Hello climbers of the world! I am finished with my climbing in Nepal but I won’t be able to access my Google accounts on my computer until I get to Spain in about a month. That means I can’t post my trip report until then (I’m posting this from my phone). But in case you’re… Read more »

A NEW INTERVIEW!

I got interviewed for Blog de Escalada, a Brazilian portal that´s pretty democratic and covers pretty much every type of climbing activity in the country, aside from producing their own content. The interview covers really regional related topics and unfortunately we didn´t talk much about alpine climbing per se, but in any case, there´s hardly… Read more »

PARAÍSO TRAILER

Falésia Paraíso, or translated literally “Paradise Cliffs”, is one of my favorite sport climb crags in Brazil. I´ve spent countless weekends there in the past years. This is where I started leading on my own and developed myself from a top-roper to an 11 grade climber, forged many good friendships with the amazing locals, camped… Read more »