Alpine Start

by Vreni, 24 May 2018
Early mornings. They hurt. A little. The alarm goes off and my mind (very) slowly awakens. The body is still in denial. Hoping for another 10minutes rest. An image appears out of the dark cloud of sleep: Col de Roche Faurio. A white line between rugged rocks. A thousand meter vertical beauty. Details become clearer. The climb leads through a narrow snow band guarded by rocks on each side. After it the the couloir opens up. Step by step, passed two seracs, along the rocks until the saddle… My sleep drunken fingers unzip the sleeping bag. LETS PLAY! (But first coffee)
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Hunting snow in La Grave

by Vreni, 23 May 2018
I am vehemently denying spring. Its warm temperatures, twittering birds and colorful spring flowers. The only escape is up. Very steep kind of up. Above 2.000m untouched snow and ice is to be found. Welcome to the national parc of the Ecrins (parc national des Ecrins) in France, Europe.
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Tihar - Festival of Light

by Vreni, 19 Feb 2018
Tihar, the festival of light, worships the Hindu gods and humans, but also their relationship to animals. Dogs, crows and dogs each of them have their own their of celebration. The hindus draw patterns at their front doors and in their living rooms floors with colored rice, fruits, blossom leaves and colored sand. These are sacred. And are meant to welcome the Goddesses, Gods and animals.
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A sneaky climbing quicky

by Vreni, 27 Oct 2017
A sneaky climbing quicky. Three days and two routes (Luna Nascente & Kundalini) paired with multiple unsuccessful attempts of overcoming my fear of traversing (singing to myself helped a little), refining the art of crack and friction climbing on granite and a good glass of red with fantastic human beings before crawling into the sleeping bag.
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Fishing in arctic Norway

by Vreni, 26 May 2017
Five friends trying to learn the art of fishing - kind of. Every day touring in the Lyngen Alps ended with a fishing orgy. A few refreshing cold beers, something salty to nibble on, to rest and enjoy the view over the Fjords of Lyngen, in arctic Norway.
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Elbrus and his handsome brother Ushba

by Vreni, 20 May 2017
The highest peak of Europe Elbrus 5.642m and tiny wee little me. Who would have thought that? Step by step I was making my way up Elbrus while I look shy to Ushba. The small handsome brother of Elbrus...
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Chamonix again

by Vreni, 19 May 2017
A year ago these mountains bewitched me. The spell wouldn't let go of me for one year I was thinking about these granite peaks, glaciers and steep couloirs. So I went back with my friends.
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Mountain Portraits

by Vreni, 21 Feb 2017
An ongoing collection of my most favorite mountain buddies!
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Until Rebirth

by Vreni, 18 Feb 2017
Forget everything you know about Nepal. Was the one lesson I learned in Nepal. This series I shot in a famous Hindu temple. As you entered one is greeted by the elderlies, who whole heartily bless you. They are there to die. All by themselves, no more family or relatives to take care of them - they are dependent on donations. No donations no food. The temple is their last place of shelter until rebirth.
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Bergzeit Alpin Camp with Ortovox

by Vreni, 12 Feb 2017
Am zweiten Februar Wochenende durfte ich mit Bergzeit Alpin Camp, Ortovox und Alpinschule Augsburg drei Tage lang spielen gehen. Am ersten Tag haben wir uns noch förmlich die Hand geschüttelt. Nach der letzten Tour sind wir uns umarmt und angestrahlt. Dazwischen liegen drei Tage Snowporn vom Feinsten! Bis zum nächsten Abenteuer!
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