First climbing weekend with a newborn

Going out with baby Wow, this pregnancy thing was a hell of an adventure! I am still in shocked when I think about it. A year ago we were still in the dark about breastfeeding, newborn poop, baby sleeping patterns… no immediate plans to create a mini-human and dreaming of our next adventure. The months of the pregnancy were one of the most amazing journeys … Continue reading First climbing weekend with a newborn

Climbing Pregnant and other exercises in pregnancy: part 2

Here I am, 35 weeks pregnant and only a few more weeks until our daughter’s arrival. To be honest I never thought I would be rock climbing at this stage of my pregnancy.  Like a lot of people I always thought of pregnant women it must be hard to carry all of that extra weight as if they were some kind of poor, fragile little … Continue reading Climbing Pregnant and other exercises in pregnancy: part 2

Climbing pregnant?

Should I or shouldn’t I… I found out that I was pregnant during a rock climbing trip in Arco, Italy. Put on the spot, I had immediate concerns about climbing pregnant. On one hand I had trained for weeks to be in the best shape possible for this trip – traveling anywhere outside of Australia is a big investment of time and money – but … Continue reading Climbing pregnant?

Climbing in Arco… and a little surprise

We visited Arco in Italy for a climbing trip in April. The trip was a mixture of ecstatic happy moments, worry and fear, good sports, a 30th birthday celebration and a lot of tenderness. It was so overwhelming that it took me three months to digest before I could write anything about it. Here it is, our trip to Arco: Part I! Our trip in … Continue reading Climbing in Arco… and a little surprise

Sweet Dreams: Blue Mountains Australia

Sweet Dreams We escaped the city during the weekend to finally accomplish a must-do of the Blue Mountains: Sweet Dreams. We have been talking about doing it for so long without making concrete plans. One morning I got mad at myself and just put a date on the calendar crossing my fingers for the weather to be good. If the weather was on our side … Continue reading Sweet Dreams: Blue Mountains Australia

Climbing Clinic with Monique Forestier

For Valentine’s Day I treated myself with something I wanted to do for a long time and took a Climbing Clinic led by one of the most talented climbers in the country, Monique Forestier. Monique is noted for being the first woman in Australia to climb routes graded 31 to 33 (still few men can climb at that level). But most of all she is … Continue reading Climbing Clinic with Monique Forestier

Crazy Horse Buttress : North of Thailand

Crazy Horse Buttress : North of Thailand What: Rock Climbing Area Where: District of Mae On (in Ban Sahakon village), 35km from Chiang Mai. How: Car, motorbike, OR by the red truck (songthaew) service offered by CMRCA. Budget: Free for rock climbing.   Crazy Crazy Horse! When I told people I was going climbing in Thailand they all assumed I was going to Krabi but … Continue reading Crazy Horse Buttress : North of Thailand