967 DAYS

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 »

#brazilontherocks: SÃO BENTO DO SAPUCAÍ

Save the best for last. One of the classic areas for long routes in Brazil, and probably the area that is fastest pioneering clean climbing, “São Bento” offers tough granite trad, multi pitch, sport and boulder areas at huge amounts, for all styles, halfway between the two largest cities in the country. But because of… Read more »

#brazilontherocks: FALÉSIA PARAÍSO

A project that began small and turned into a national reference for easy to intermediate sport climbing routes, “Paradise Cliffs” offers accessible granite climbing of many different styles in a secluded area with unbeatable good vibes in the state of São Paulo.  Located in a hidden valley in the outskirts of the town of Pindamonhangaba,… 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 »

#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 »

  • SOLO NO CAPARAÓ – CARNAVAL 2012

    DIA 1 SEXTA FEIRA, 17 DE FEVEREIRO   Na sexta, 17/02, saí mais cedo do trampo com a benção do meu querido chefinho, e corri pra casa pra terminar de fechar a mochila, e dar os tapas finais na casa – deixar as plantas molhadas e comida e água dos gatos.  Achei que fosse ter… Read more »

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  • PREPARAÇÃO PARA A VIAGEM – PARTE 2

    Tirei o sábado, dia 11, pra comprar tudo que faltava pra viagem, afinal durante a semana seria impossível, com aula de pós e compromissos marcados pra todos os dias. E ainda tinha que arrumar a mochila! Praticamente uma malabarista! Pois bem, consegui comprar tudo – que na verdade era a comida que estava faltando, cartucho… Read more »

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  • TRIP DE CARNAVAL

    Eu não perco tempo! Tive uma aulinha de como marcar coordenadas no mapa pra ter mais precisão na hora de se locomover, já que as cartas não vem com as coordenadas completas em graus, minutos e segundos… mas dei uma esquecida. O jeito foi fazer força com o cérebro e tentar lembrar como fazia, afinal… Read more »

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    Posted on February 11, 2012 by
  • PREPARAÇÃO PARA A VIAGEM – PARTE 1

    No Carnaval zarpo pro Parque Nacional do Caparaó, divisa de Minas e Espírito Santo. O plano é subir o Pico da Bandeira, Calçado e Cristal, saindo do Terreirão e indo até Casa Queimada, e fazer o mesmo caminho da volta (talvez sem o Cristal, vai depender da chuva e da disposição), e ainda terei um… Read more »

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    Posted on February 10, 2012 by
  • POR QUE SOLO?

    Assiste esse vídeo aqui: Essa mulher é super bem casada com um cara que faz exatamente a mesma coisa. Ou seja, não é por falta de companhia. Depois disso, não preciso mais dar explicações.

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    Posted on January 21, 2012 by