Friday, September 11, 2009

"The Life of Joe"

The title description comes from one of my wife’s favorite tongue-in-cheek phrases to describe how lucky I am to be able to do what I do. I haven’t written anything here now for two months. What have I been up to? The following is some of what I have been fortunate to do in the last few weeks:

Sport climbing in Kalymnos for four weeks

Kids Climbing Week, Salzburg Climbing Gym

Multi-pitch routes: “Gosausee-Triathlon”, 560m/V+

“Mezzo Rosso” / “Deierweg”, 240m/V

“Strada del Sole”, 400m/VII

“Hochalm Express” / “Im Reich der Zwerge”, 230m/VII+

Bolting new routes on Gaisberg

Sport climbing around Salzburg

Climbing courses, personal training, etc.

September is always a transition month for me. New courses start up, training shifts to getting prepared for the winter season, and I re-evaluate and adjust my training plans for climbing.

Hopefully, the fall season will be dry and settled so that autumn climbing will dovetail nicely into the first ski tour and ice climb.

1 comment:

Adventure Woman said...

Wow! Looks like you lead a charmed, dirtbag life -- except for that gaping wound in your leg from a crampon puncture : )