HAPPY NEW YEAR!
Hopefully you had a great Christmas break with family and friends and a good start in 2014.
The Christmas and New Year fell in such a nice way, that we got a two-week holiday break. My Family wanted to spend the holidays in Spain, with that we made our way down on the 21st.
I really love Catalunya, all these small medieval villages, on the coast and in the mountains. To spend a day in Barcelona, is always a great experience.
My family found some great hiking books for the Costa Brava and the pirineos.
With that it gives me some options to plan some trips for 2014 and 2015.
My goals for 2014
For the last couple of month, I started to go bouldering. One of the climbing gyms in Zurich opened a new bigger hall just for bouldering. (www.minimum-bouldering.ch) And with friends we go there 2-3 times a week. It is difficult but the more I go, the more I learn, the more I love it.
These are some of my goals for this year:
- go bouldering as often as possible, and lean the techniques.
- Do some climbing courses and get a certificate.
- Go outdoor bouldering and/or bouldering.
- Do more snowshoeing this winter this and next winter.
- Hiking on all the weekends that I have time and the weather is good.
- And in-between all that I wan to do a good section of the via alpina.
I won’t be doing the challenge “hike a week” this year. I still want to aim for it, but it’s really difficult if not impossible, when you work 5 days a week, and have to do a lot of things on the weekend.
Changes for this Blog
By now you will have noticed that this blog has a new design. For this year I wanted to have a new design that will go with some of the changes that will happen here. This theme allows for a lot more flexibility and it is easier to spilt certain topics.
In addition I got a new Mail service with Mail Chimp. It has more options for the future, without the limitation from Worpress.com.
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