Welcome to the Planetclimber blog, stories from climbing around the world, from indoor halls to big mountains. And active volcanoes! The Planetclimber has climbed in 25 countries, in a total of 68 places. You can also click on a map below to see where in the world they took place.

All climbing-related articles:

Russian Ski Stars
I climbed a mountain, and found a ski movie actress from Russia on the top!
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January 2012, Courchevel, France
Skiing (Outdoor, Snow, Lifts); Climbing (Mountain)

Good Choice to Avoid Iceland
I almost booked my IETF flights via Iceland so that I could test the summer skiing on that glacier. Good thing I didn't, because the volcano underneath started erupting yesterday. Close call!
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July 2011, Stromboli, Sicily, Italy
Climbing (Mountain)

Horseback Skiing in the Himalayas
No problem. I had never ridden a horse before, so practicing riding on steep, rocky paths at 3 to 4 kms while carrying ski gear and taking photos sounded like a fun thing to do.
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June 2011, Rohtang Pass, Himachal Pradesh, India
Skiing (Outdoor, Snow, Lifts); Riding; Climbing (Mountain); Travel

Dog Finds Slovenia's Last Snow
Dogs that climb. Dragging skis to top of mountains on our backs. Skiing Slovenia's last traces of snow. Meeting with the guy who skied down from the seven summits.
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May 2011, Ceska Koca hut, Kamnik-Savinja Alps, Slovenia
Skiing (Outdoor, Snow, Lifts); Climbing (Mountain)

The 48 hour challenge
How many states can you ski in during 48 hours? I'm about to find out...
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February 2011, Mt. Ashland, Oregon, USA; Mount Shasta, California, USA
Skiing (Outdoor, Snow, Lifts); Climbing (Mountain)

This is the 6th set of articles. The previous sets were set 1, set 2, set 3, set 4, and set 5. This is the last set.

The Planetclimber articles appeared originally in the Blogspot Planetskier series, at TGR posts, or at the Relaa website. See also the articles about skiing, caving, urban exploration, cycling, flying, swimming, and saunas.