Tuesday, 29 October 2013

Meteora to amfissa

After a quick nip into Albania and back headed to meteora for a few days before meeting local guide Nikos who took to his own crag of portes.

Headed to greece

Rain seemed to keep knocking on the door so headed to Greece via brindisi and the ferry. Had an amazing electrical storm at the port


From went west to abruzzo region. Found a nice spot to stay for a few days run by an English couple who had moved out there for a change of lifestyle. Checked out climbing areas - roccamarice, pennapiedamonte and Pennaduomo. Tried the local specialities like rostacini.

Monday, 21 October 2013


Rain caught us so headed thru to Rome for a couple of nights. Did a day's tour of the city but go drowned in heavy downpour with thunder and lightning.


Headed south, now for a few days climbing at Ferentillo. Helen joined up with the crew, goin thru basic training.


Caught up with Shanti and Eli for a day climbing near Pistoia. They took me out to the local pub for some night life and the following night invited me to a family dinner as they were heading to Costa Rica the following day.


Headed south to catch up with Kate for her birthday in Florence. Went to a soccer match by bike and ate from the best gf bakery near kates work.

Val di mello

Headed to val masino after mtb. Ran into Greg and Jean there soon after arriving, did a boulder comp with them the next day. Awesome spot worth a return visit with a rack and double ropes:-o.


Went to mottolino bike park for some gondola action, snowed on me and at night. Rode the 2006 world's dh course:-# 

Thursday, 17 October 2013


Spent a couple of nights at a great campsite right in central verona