the welsh 3000s

  In preparation for Mont Blanc, a couple of friends and I decided to take on the Welsh 3000s challenge. In essence, that means climbing all 15 mountains in Wales over 3,000ft in under 24 hours, without using any transportation means. Luckily, all fifteen fall within 3 mountain ranges (so we had to do 3 …

not an ordinary morning

  Back at the end of July we headed to the little town of Kromidovo (near the border with Greece) to celebrate my buddy Metodi’s birthday. It’s a beautiful little village nestled at the foot of the mighty Pirin mountain and offers a nice break from the sometimes crazy Sofia. Not being a drinker, I …

kovachevitsa

  I realize now I must have pressed “Publish” before completing my post 🙂 Note to self not to write when super tired late in the evening. What I wanted to say is that one way or another each summer I somehow find myself in the Rhodope mountains and often in Kovachevitsa — a small …

all is well in the rhodope

  The Rhodope mountains have always had a certain magnetic appeal to me. Unlike other mountains in Bulgaria that are known for their high peaks, rocky climbs or great winter sports opportunities (so much that we’ve even had people very likely set fires on purpose to clear out forests for future ski runs…), the Rhodope …

mountain at my gates

  Now that the doctors confirmed my suspicion that my knee is all good again (yes!), I felt like doing some climbing this past weekend. So we headed towards Rila and more specifically Maliovitza peak. I used to ski here when I was a kid (and afterwards as well) so I’ve admired it for a …

i’m a traveler, i’m gonna follow the sun

  One of the most fundamental things about photography, especially when landscape shots are concerned, is how you use light. The right conditions can make a good photo great, a great one — amazing. Hence why I’m never too shy about getting up super early to catch those first magical rays 😉