Ways you can tell you are super into your hobby:

Reasonable times to be awake and out of bed on a weekday, er, well, any day:

Getting up for work/that PhD that is supposed to define my life; 8 am is the 6 am, haven’t you heard? Early bird gets the worm, so why be the early worm?

Getting up to go mountaineering: Did he say 4 am? Well, now, to leave at 4 am I better get up at 3 am so I can make some tea, and some coffee in a thermos, and have some breakfast, and make sure my fully packed bag is still fully packed… Yea, yea, lets get up at 3 am


Reasonable ideas about exercising in the rain

Its early evening, you are wearing waterproof boots, a raincoat, and have an umbrella (literally three whole days ago):  Okay, I should totally take the long stroll home, yep, up and through the woods, good recovery workout. Oh God its raining, and only 10°C. Eugh, I will just think really hard about exercising, while reading my book, on my couch, with a blanket.

Forecast for the weekend summit plans is light rain, light snow, and 30 km/hr winds: Ah, that is not, well, SOO bad. Actually, wait that is cool, I can wear that balaclava I got for ice climbing and haven’t worn, and maybe I should bring those ski goggles. I mean, no thunderstorms, so, its not dangerous, it just adds a little more -venture- to that adventure. And honestly, 0 is really the perfect temperature for July mountaineering, you can keep all your layers on and not sweat!


30 francs for brunch: Seriously. 30 francs. For some coffee, orange juice, a croissant and some cheese, are you insane?

35 francs for the gym entrance fee: I actually don’t pay this anymore, I got an year membership, but I gladly paid this to get pumped after two hours of climbing.


Yep, I think I officially have a problem 😀



About adventuresunplugged

The world is a really cool place. I moved to Zurich almost three years ago to start my PhD, and have really enjoyed the different opportunites living close to the Swiss alps offered. This blog is about some of my adventures, climbing, mountaineering, rock climbing, traveling... life in general! Wow, haven't updated this bad boy in some time! While the above is still true I have gone on to finish the PhD, so that is Dr Unplugged to you. I also have landed a job in Switzerland and will be shortly moving to Geneva. Clearly I have some adventures ahead left to explore with you guys along for company!
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