2017 summarised in pictures

I wanted to write a little summary of my amazing 2017 but wasn’t sure what form to use. Then I saw how famous became posting “2017 in pictures” on the internet so I also decided to try!

It can’t be a bad year when you start it like that. 

New Year camping at the Mayflower Gulch (Colorado, US)

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“The London fog”- guide to the British capital. Part I

“Fog everywhere. Fog up the river, where it flows among green aits and meadows; fog down the river, where it rolls defiled among the tiers of shipping, and the waterside pollution of a great (and dirty) city. Fog on the Essex marshes, fog on the Kentish heights. (…) Fog in the eyes and throats of ancient Greenwich pensioners, wheezing by the firesides of their wards; fog in the stem and bowl of the afternoon pipe of the wrathful skipper (…). Chance people on the bridges peeping over the parapets into a nether sky of fog, with fog all around them (…). 

~”Bleak House”, Charles Dickens


So surrounded by that special London weather; weather so symbolic, that you can find in every book, in every movie, you read or watch; surrounded by rain and fog I stand on the Millenium Bridge, with St. Paul’s Cathedral, looking over the buildings on my left and the great Tower Bridge in front of me, trying to set my camera on that special “London mode”, to catch the atmosphere, that amazing feeling inside of me.


When you’re in London, you are part of the book, Victorian story. You see people in Victorian clothes around you, getting in or out the Hansom Cab, you see prostitutes in every little street, travellers on horses entering the city gate, you hear news about a new victim of Jack the Ripper. London is a place where your imagination gives you new pictures over and over. (That’s not only my idea, I actually heard people say the same thing)

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America’s National Parks: Yellowstone

America’s National Parks: Yellowstone

So.. One very important thing to know about Yellowstone and all its surroundings: even though it seems close- it’s not. The sign says 20 miles, you think “awesome, we’ll get there in 20 minutes!”, no, you won’t. Because you’ll pass traffic, animals, people, more animals, more people and a whole 20-miles trip will become a one hour trip.

Also remember, when traveling by car in Yellowstone, or other parts of Wyoming: have enough gas. What is enough, you ask? Well, try to not go below half of the tank. On our trip, we got to an empty road, straight from King’s horror books, and have been driving for 2 hours,  without seeing any gas station, with our gas control getting awfully close to “empty”. That’s the moment when you really know what fear is. And I was told that wasn’t even half as long as it can be in Wyoming.


We had a nice sunset on the road though


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America’s National Parks part 2: Grand Tetons

Hello friends!

After a long break it’s me again! This time very ambitious and encouraged.

Grand Tetons are known, I think, to every climber for its incredible rock formation, and what it brings, climbing. But the truth is, other than that, it’s not a very popular park. But pretty popular destination. Okay, that’s weird, how?

Well, let me tell you! Grand Tetons National Park lies about 30 miles south from Yellowstone National Park and buying a pass to Yellowstone you also get a pass to the Grand Tetons (and vice versa) so people end up going to both of them. Usually.

But, not popular doesn’t mean not interesting.


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Rainier experience lvl 1

Rainier experience lvl 1

That already showed up on my Facebook page, Instagram account, so I think my WordPress blog is the last place where I can post it.

Had an amazing, little mountaineering experience during our camping at Camp Muir on Mount Rainier. It was magical to spend a night in those big winds, among people with the same passions and a great goal to climb that beautiful mountain. And even though we decided to not climb the mountain, whole adventure was a great step closer to real mountaineering, and also a big eye opener- mountains are not there to be trusted and everything changes so quickly. But also, it was so much fun!

The decision to not summit the mountain was made already couple weeks before, based on lack of, mostly, a Glacier Travel class, which is essential when you want to travel on crevasse in a party of two.

The truth is, being up there, seeing all the people who were going to summit, and thinking that I’m in so much better shape than at least half of those people; answering “no” to every “are you summiting?” question was really hurting, but we couldn’t underestimate the mountain and we cannot let our pride and ambition speak for us.

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Moab: Utah’s capital of adventure

I gotta say, our Memorial Day trip to Moab was already my third voyage to that amazing place. And finally I can say I tried out all the main attractions Moab has to offer, so I think it’s a very good time to finally write that post.

So first of all, what Moab?

If you just thought that’s a ridiculous question, I’m really sorry, but I did meet people who I had to explain what is Moab.

So, Moab is a city on the East side of the state, about an hour from Colorado border and 6 hours from Denver. It’s a typical tourist city, with lodging and tourist attractions ads on every corner. Sometimes driving through there I ask myself a question- “Are there any people actually living here?”, because honestly, it’s really hard to find here a normal house.

I did mention tourist attractions, so now another question pops up.  Why do tourists come to Moab? Hot, small and not very famous. But still, thousands of people come to visit every month. The reason for that is simple- wide variety of outdoor activities. Starting with famous Arches National Park, through plenty of wonderful mountain biking and ATV trails, amazing rock climbing and canyoneering places and finishing on beautiful rafting areas.


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Colorado Climbing Treasures

Colorado Climbing Treasures

You can’t fall if you don’t climb. But there’s no joy of living your whole life on the ground.”

Like I promised, here’s a second post about climbing coming. This one I would like to direct to people from the “outside”, visiting Colorado, trying to find some state adventures or people who are maybe just moving in and want to check out that famous Colorado climbing.

Because cmon, it’s everywhere. Whoever you’ll ask- “Hey, what y’all doing in Colorado in the summer?” (yeah,  I know, of course, no one will ask that, it’s a stupid question, but MAYBE). You’ll always hear the same answer.

Cause Colorado is about three things:

14ers, whitewater rafting and rock climbing

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