Mišja peč @photo by Tina Berčič

Winter in Istria

Winter in Istria this year is treating us well. The weather conditions have been excellent—sunny, dry, and crisply cold. As a result, numerous challenging ascents have been accomplished on a daily basis. Let’s highlight a few notable ones from the past weeks.

Italian powerhouse Stefano Carnati returned to Mišja peč and Osp. In Mišja peč, he likely achieved the first onsight ascent of the crimpy Lahko noč Irena (8b), while in Osp, in the Babna sector, he onsighted the beautiful classic Zadnja skušnjava (8a).

Marko Blagojevič and Žiga Sedej both redpointed Lahko noč Irena (8b) in Mišja peč. Croatian climber Marco Francesco Ristić climbed his first 8b, the long and exhausting beauty Sreča vrtnice (8b) in Mišja peč.

Local Trieste climber Luca Bacer successfully ticked the chipped Marioneta (8b) in Mišja peč, while in Croatian part of Istria, at the overhanging Pandora, he ascended the powerful classic Avatar (8b).

The female climbers were active as well. Nina Landekar tackled the crimpy and polished Oktoberfest (8a) in Mišja peč.

Let’s hope the winter conditions continue like this, allowing for many more challenging ascents. The weather forecast for the next few days definitely looks promising. See you on the rocks!