June 21st, 2018. Summer solstice, the longest day of the year. That night it seemed like the sun didn’t set, and outside of Craig and Sara’s flat the seagulls understood that quite well. I was exhausted from long flights and layovers, so much so I hardly noticed much of my surroundings at first.
I could count countries, continents, crags, mountains, cities, routes, people. I won´t. The start of this trip seems like such a long time ago, that when I got to Brazil and people asked me about Nepal, it felt like it was 10 years ago. I can just count that 967 days is almost 3 years…. Read more »
Like I said in the first dispatch, I had no big plans or expectations for this season. Although I felt I could finally do the hardest climbs I always wanted to do – that feeling of being ready – I wasn´t willing to compromise on safety or poor partnerships. And although I thought I scanned… Read more »
Over a year ago I posted in Portuguese 346 Days, detailing my year of travelling for climbing and surfing around the world. I usually post my trip reports in Portuguese on Brazilian portals to which I contribute to, so I figured a “wrap” about everything that happened in that year would have a good place… Read more »
Since I can’t write about climbing because I haven’t been climbing much outside due to endless rain, I’m going to write about climbing philosophy. The cheap kind. The type you read when you have absolutely nothing else to do, after watching all episodes of at least two seasons of any TV series, spending two hours convincing… Read more »
Dear web page, world, people who should be climbing but are wasting time on the internet: for those who don´t know yet, being injured sucks. But is doesn´t have to be all blues. “You can’t climb, period”, said the doc after I tried to go dry tooling on an M5 route and it just destroyed… Read more »