Great fame, a certain traditional value, high quality and an enormous recognition value – the Delagokante fulfills all the characteristics of a true classic.
Climbing on the Greifensteine has a long tradition – already 100 years ago, climbers got to work on the rocks. At that time it was still mainly about the preparation for larger tours in the Alps, today are officially six of the seven Greifensteine as an independent climbing area.
Evenly our paddles dive into the water. Right, Left, Right, Left. Small swirls form in the glassy water. The waves swaying us gently back and forth. I lay the paddle in front of me and pass my hand over the side wall of the kayak.
One week ago, we started from the Croatian Zadar to explore the archipelagos off the coast – a time when a green two-man-kayak became a companion.
It is 2:45am. I turn off the alarm clock, crawl out of my sleeping bag and get dressed. Just a quick coffee muesli mix and then I can go. I’m leaving Camp 2.
Finally, it is time – we are on a hiking trip again. Let’s take our backpacks and make sure the GPS has the right information. ;)
“That’s all your fault!” I growling angrily.
“You are almost there!” sounds from above. Apparently my (climbing) partner Christian did not hear me.
My pulse is racing as I snap for air. Every inch of my body hurts. We are at 4,308 meters above the sea level. I´ve never been in such an altitude before! We stop hiking and taking a break. My pulse calms down and I´m able to take a deep breath.