There are 5 main sports that I do throughout the year and these are incorporated into my holidays.
– Via Ferrata / Klettersteige –
Via ferrata is Italian and means “Iron Road”. Esentially, it is an iron rope that is attached to the rock and is a combination of bouldering, hiking and vertical climbing. Some of the best parts are crossing a rope bridge with nothing below you 😀
Favourite Via Ferrata: Gamsteig in Pitztal, Austria (Marmots galore!)
– Bouldering –
This is climbing with lots of mats and without ropes, but not as high as for example, sport climbing.
– Ski Touring –
Ski touring is hiking up a mountain with skins on the bottom of our skis and moveable bindings.
Occasionally when it is icy, steep terrain or not enough snow, it can turn into Ski Mountaineering.
Favourite ski touring location: Senja, Norway
– Hiking –
We all know what hiking is, right?
Favourite hiking location: Northumberland, UK and Karwendl, Germany.
– Cycling and Mountain Biking –
Two wheels, either on a road or a trail. Trails can range from a bit of gravel to vertical drop offs. Go hard or go home.