• #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 »

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    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 »

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    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 »

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    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 »

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    Posted on July 19, 2016 by

    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 »

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    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
  • 768 DAYS

    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 »

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    Posted on June 14, 2016 by

    Sentado em uma cadeira de escritório, numa empresa, numa agência, numa oficina, tudo que é o oposto parece sonho. “A grama do vizinho é sempre mais verde”. Com as mídias sociais parece que todo mundo menos nosso círculo imediato está vivendo uma vida perfeita. Então queremos também. Também merecemos, também vamos largar tudo e sair… Read more »

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    Posted on June 2, 2016 by

    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 »

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    Posted on May 31, 2016 by

    Dear web page, world, people that 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 »

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    Posted on March 16, 2016 by