Posted in April 2012

4,000 islands? Really?! Si Phan Don, Laos

To say the least, I was super excited about visiting a place referred to as ‘4000 Islands’. Most tourist agencies throughout Laos had actually discarded the location’s original name, Si Phan Don, to replace it with its’ selling point: Si Phan Don. The map on the Lonely Planet guide was even more enchanting: rivulet upon … Continue reading

What world-class climbers are capable of…

Free-solo climbing at great heights with no safety protection… yes, Dan Osman managed to set two new World Guinness records on free-rope falling; create the ‘free-solo’ climbing tradition; and, sadly, die as a result of rope failure whilst performing a controlled free fall from the Leaning Tower rock formation in Yosemite National Park. Here’s one … Continue reading

Newfound Climbing Glory: Green Climbers’ Home in Thakhek, Laos

I’m back!!!! After a month with no reliable internet connection, I’m now in the best possible position to start updating you all on all that you’ve missed! 🙂 I hope you are fantastic! ________________________________________________________________________________ We met Yonas in Chiang Mai. He’s a friendly guy Nico climbed with a few times at the Crazy Horse Buttress … Continue reading