About success and failure on the mountain

Thoughts and insights after a (un)successful expedition to the Chandra Bagha 13 peak in India.No, we could not reach the summit of the 6264 m high C.B. 13 on our 11-day expedition and even had to make an early resignation. Not only the sudden snowfall, but above all the symptoms of altitude sickness and a […]

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Nine friends climb the Friendship summit at 5289 m

In the last three years I was lucky enough to eather take part in or organize  mountain expeditions in the Indian Himalayas. Mostly there were traditional expeditions with load horses, kitchen team, loadferry and acclimatization days. Sometimes we climbed the summit in alpine style as a team of three or four and quickly reached our […]

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Ascent of the Friendship Summit

Nature, adventure, effort, suffering, physical performance, community, tranquility…. all this and much more is an expedition in the Himalayas. Here is a report on the Guideboard blog about our three-day trip in alpine style up to the 5298 m high summit of the Friendship.   […]

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Climbing mountains – Why do I do this?

Extreme weather conditions: It can storm, snow, become foggy and temperatures drop well below freezing. […]

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Emergency pharmacy for trekking tours and mountain expeditions in the Indian Himalayas

The Indian Himalayas are high, huge and not inhabited for large parts. On trekking or mountain tours, you often meet no human soul for days, except for a few shepherds. Villages can usually only be found at the start and end points of the trekking tours. And even here you will mostly not find a […]

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The complete technical equipment for a mountain ascent in the Indian Himalayas

In addition to great multi-day trekking tours, you can also climb mountains in India. In the Indian Himalayan region there are countless mountain peaks of every level, many of them are even unclimbed and nameless. The 5000 to 7000 metre high peaks range from easy trekking peaks to challenging technical climbing tours on rock and […]

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When dreams come true

January Calendar Sheet Nr. 1 This Christmas I gifted my grandparents an “India calendar” with photos of my travels. To each photo I will be add story every month during this year. I would also like to share these stories with you. And here is the first story of the January calendar sheet: It’s 6:30 […]

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Trekking Peak in Spiti: Kanamo Peak (5969 m)

Another mountain ascent Due to illness, unfortunately, our planned seven-day trek over the Parangla Pass (5600 m) from the Spiti valley to Ladakh got canceled! The trek was supposed to start from the 4200 meter high village Kibber, but our guests unfortunately just didn’t feel comfortable with fever and cold and decided to drive directly […]

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Founder of the State of Brandenburg 2016

As part of the 10th Entrepreneurs’ Day 2016, I participated with Chalo” Travels in the competition “Founder of the State of Brandenburg 2016”. Yesterday, on May 4, 2016, the award ceremony took place. I did not win, but at least I got among the three nominees! A beautiful success after 2 years with Chalo! Travels. […]

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Interview with mountaineer, backpacker and Indian lover David Funseth from Sweden

Our first adventure with David from Sweden we had last year on our ten-day expedition to the 6001 meter high Deo Tibba. David had previously taken part in a month-long mountaineering course in Uttarkhashi (Indian mountain resort in the state of Utthrakhand) and was now fire and flame to apply his gained knowledge. The expedition […]

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A trek to breathe… at 4600 meters

My climbing friend David from Sweden has finally arrived in Manali! After we were able to climb two peaks in the Kullu valley together last year (Deo Tibba 6001 m, Friendship 5328 m), we have planned for this year the exedition to beautiful Hanuman Tibba (5932 m) We will approach the mountain in alpine style, […]

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Deo Tibba Expedition June 2015

A ten-day expedition to the 6001 m Deo Tibba got 8 successful climbers up to the summit! There were ten hard but good days in which we learned not only a lot about mountaineering techniques and the Himalayas, but also a lot about ourselves!  Climbing the mountain is not only physically, but also mentally exhausting: […]

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Friendship peak in 3 days

Once you have started climbing summits, you can’t stop! In any case, mountain sports have grabbed me and now I am drawn from one summit to the next. After the successful Deo Tibba expedition we took advantage of our acclimatized condition and climbed the Friendship Peak (5289 m) in alpine style in three days! A […]

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Expedition to Hanuman Tibba Summit-Small Insights

Since a few treks (and there have been many this season) I feel that I am now ready for more: more height, more adventure, more challenge. And what just happend? We got a booking for the expedition to Hanuman Tibba and I can come along! Hanuman Tibba is the highest mountain in the Dauladhar mountain […]

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Day 3 and 4 of the expedition to Hanuman Tibba

Day 3 From Base Camp to Camp 1 Now the expedition would actually start. Completely on our own, we left the Base camp and made our way up to the first camp heavily loaded. Of course, we were aware that we were far from carrying the entire load, because we had already carried up our […]

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Day 1 of the Hanuman Expedition: From Manali to Lake Beaskund/ Day 2: From Manali to Camp 1 and back again

Day 1 To Lake Beaskund (Base Camp) With big heavy backpacks and three porters and ready for an adventure we started in the morning by car to Dundhi to get from here with a five-hour trek to Lake Beaskund. I was quite tense, because I was on the road with four strong men, three of […]

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