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Adventure yoga retreat in kalymnos the end. climbing, tits grabbing and beatches.

the apartment we rented was very nice and conveniently located , 15 min from the grand grotto (kalymnos main attraction) 2 min from the beach and town. It was fully equiped and clean. The owner is Antonio Galouzis : Antonio and his wife are amazing people and made sure our stay was delightul. Very often , we would come back from sending 8a all day and be greeted by tasty greek delicacy made by Antonio’s wife. (the first pictures shows the apt). Also , the trip was organized by adventure yoga retreat. It went as smoothly as it could be. They have yoga surf trips in portugal as well. The people in Kalymnos are very nice and welcoming. I highly encourage anyone to go to Kalymnos or anywhere in greece and spend as many euros as you could. IT will be well worth it. And good for greece. I will shut up now…time for the tits grabbing pictures…

this was our house

the hole. some good climbing in there.

the cove

hot chicks

heather swift

heather swift

find the climber-

find the climber-

the hole

cape town (S.Africa) versus Bishop (california): Johnathan Jacobs (cape town) won by far.

cape town (S.Africa) versus Bishop (california): Johnathan Jacobs (cape town) won by far.


Johnathan Jacobs


the crew departure

tits handle bar….

find the climber . 1…Kalymnos with adventure yoga retreat

Kalymnos with adventure yoga retreat

Johnathan Jacobs

Johnathan Jacobs

Johnathan Jacobs

Johnathan Jacobs

kalymnos – yoga-eat-climb-beach-climb-eat-yoga-eat-beach….sleep

Kalymnos and its people are superb and so is the climbing, the food the house and everything. with alpine yoga and climbing retreat


No pictures on a 80cm fresh layer . my lens was foggy on a good shot.

poudreuse with a view

david rosenbarger

mark shelp

mark shelp

john minogue

john minogue

nicklas hansen

nicklas hansen

david rosenbarger

mark shelp


shadow light

Rando day

Take a young rando racer, 1 radical ski alpinist and me. shake. And you get 1600 M vertical ascent, 3000M descent. 3 entracked couloirs with cold snow exposed and fairly steep…3 new lines for me. all between 9 am and 2.30 PM. fun day! we should have carried on to Buet but… why?  and  the elevation apres ski burger and beer were singing my name  pretty loudly…

The rond felt very steep today.

got scared for a minute…

Italia ice-climbing beer pizza gelato ristretto

just that.

ice climb map

ryan in the hole



rest Day

We were enjoying a nice rest day drinking coffee under the sun at a chamonix terrace when at 2.30 greg called Olli saying he had just landed in town and would like to take a midi run. by 3.30 we were at the top of the cosmique ready to go for a very good sunset powder run…

Greg and Olli at the rap

ryan and greg

greg and ryan



The couloir Angelique. A glorious traverse.

Since I have skied the capucin couloir directly facing the angelique i wanted to ski it. The Angelique is very hard to get in good condition due to its aspect (south) and shape (narrow couloir). But this year , all the South faces are filled in and i thought i would give it a try with my friends Ryan Boyer , Brett Lotz visiting from California and Ross Hewitt a scottish chamonix local. WE decided to go first bin and to climb the NNE of les courtes and traverse to the Angelique on the other side. I didnt think much of that part since i have climbed and skied that face making big turns numerous times. I was wrong, it was definitely an alpine climb. The strong N wind have ripped the face of its snow and the face was almost entirely ice. Sometimes just a thin layers of not supportive snow would hide the ice which made it harder. The top 3 rd part was all dinner plate breakable which if you are not used to it is pretty scary. to be faster we all roped up on that part to Ryan who was just flying up it. Actually Ryan and Brett, the 2 californians with heavy alpine ski set up were much faster than the 2 locals. ouch! take that in your face. Oh well, i have a 3 kg cameras. that is my lame excuse. The skiing was “marginal”. the couloir is narrow with 2 banks facing west and south. each banks have different kind of snow , old hollow powder sometime , hard crust , icy bumps , rock steps and so on. and it is all pretty steep. Lower down as the angle soften, the snow was better, smooth powder or spring snow which allows us to make nice big turns. All of this made it an amazing ski-alpinism outing, very technical in an amazing setting, traversing from one basin to the other. The couloir is amazingly beautiful and is all worth it good or bad snow. Call me crazy but this is the kind of skiing I like. We were rewarded by a beautiful sunset skiing in smooth powder and corn down the talefre basin and the mer de glace and then the james bond to a fresh beer at the elevation. good day.

That is the NNE of les courtes we climbed up. Here it looks like a nice freeride run . it is. but today was all ice

that is the couloir angelique on the other side

hiking up the argentiere basin

brett at the beshrund. not a easy one

at the shrung

brett and ryan going fast

ross hewitt

to third. the ice was breakable and scary. we roped up

tyan leading

at the col

ryan boyer at col

brett lotz and ross hewitt at col


ryan boyer on alpine ski.

me trying to get a picture with lens foggy and not so stable

Brett Lotz

brett lotz

brett lotz

Italy expresso powder pizza

Need I say more?


brett ryan and expresso

ryan getting it


powder turn

tele turn


pizza wine and gnocci


in the cosmique

First day in cham for my cali friends visiting…brevent cold snow/spring snow and some crap. market pizza and chicken and of course a cosmique which was…surprisingly good…not like knee deep good but silky smooth good. cosmique is always Fun. i think we skied about 27 000 feet…not bad.

ryan got the most face shots

Ryan Boyer Hucking the ice/rock bulge.

ben briggs, ryan boyer , brett lotz

ryan boyer, brett lotz

Ryan stylin it

ryan boyer

brett ryan rapping

ben briggs

brett lotz ryan boyer

ben briggs