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Mischievous Fun

by Vreni, 07 Nov 2018
When the Stänton crew comes to Slovakia. Mischievous ideas are found in abundance. Celebrating Balkos youthful age and visiting an abandoned swimming pool were a few of them.
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Autumnal Mountain Porn

by Vreni, 23 Oct 2018
Gather a group of goodness around you. Pack your back pack with warm clothes, food and a drink, hike a peak, watch the sunset and walk home in the dark. Warm up over delicious food and the flickering candle light. Do it! You shall thank me later.
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Wine + Piercings

by Vreni, 09 Sep 2018
Over an excellent lunch at Mott32, we were debating over an idea we all have had for some time... piercings. After a bottle of champagne and few bottles of excellent New Zealand wine. It wasn't a good, but sublime idea. There we went and knocked on the door of Mofo Tattoo!
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Bachelorette Madness

by Vreni, 09 Sep 2018
It all started at boarding school a little over a decade ago (holly crap!). This time the three of us met in Hong Kong and travelled on to the Philippines. Ten days of Bachelorette Madness to celebrate Steffs last month as Miss and our friendship. This is are the photos of a surprisingly big night out with a few too many drinks.
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Sensory Explosion: Filipino Fish Market

by Vreni, 09 Sep 2018
After a couple of days we swooped Hong Kong city madness for fish market barter craziness in Cebu, Philippines. The first thing one notices before eben entering is its very distinct smell from the side road, across the street. A first glance and my senses exploded. Loud bargaining, colors, light, shadows, aisles flooded with people, row after row of fishes shells and who knows what in baskets, spider webs, fans, textures, undefinable things hanging everywhere... Loved it!
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Life+Death

by Vreni, 28 Jun 2018
Life, death and everything in between. Svalbard way beyond the arctic circle is covered in glaciers, touched by pack ice and almost unharmed by the human destructive nature. Life takes it course. In all its beautiful rugged wildness.
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Skål Svalbard

by Vreni, 28 Jun 2018
A little island in the middle of nowhere of indescribable beauty: Svalbard. An island surrounded by blue. Vibrant ice blue, that meanders its way from the mountains to the deep dark blue of the ocean. White snow peaks break the blue sky. A little island in the middle of nowhere of indescribable beauty: Svalbard!
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Life on Board - Polaris1

by Vreni, 28 Jun 2018
Boats aren't really my "thing". Every little thing is consistently moving. You are bound to a certain area. Both feelings I am not fond of. After a challenging start Polaris1 felt like home and the people on board like a second family.
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Ski Touring in Svalbard

by Vreni, 28 Jun 2018
This little island is a geological treasure, an encyclopedia of the earth's history. Every type of rock is to be found there in a miniature version: Mini-Rockies, Mini-Alps, Mini-Yosemite... endless possibilities for ski touring and climbing or to simply enjoy in silence the outstanding beauty of rugged wilderness.
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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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