Travis Shears

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schönalmjoch tour

14.01.2021

Route How can we social distance and still see our friends? Meet outside for sports! The current rules in Germany are that you can only meet with members of one house hold at a time. For us this means friends from the same household and with a separate car can join us for tours. On this tour we were lucky to get an experienced mountaineer friend to go with us....
\- [ alpinism, skiing ]

unteres lichteck ridge tour

13.01.2021

Route Another ski tour for you. This time south of Vorderriss down by the border to Austria. sylvennsteinseee We got lucky, there was 5-10cm of fresh powder the day before. on the road up moosen-alm The popular route, found in guide books and on signs, is up Scharfreiter, but we had concerns. The skiable Scharfreiter face is not northward and while there was new snow the base was not built up much....
\- [ alpinism, skiing ]

schachentorkopf ridge tour

09.01.2021

Route For our second tour of the season we searched for something off piste. We knew it had to be high and had to be north facing. We decided to try our luck along high wall that creates the southern German border. geared up with new pack hobo skier parking lot selfie Judging the area based on maps, Elmau, famous for hosting G7 summit, was as close as we could get....
\- [ alpinism, skiing ]

garmisch piste tour

09.01.2021

Route First ski tour of the season! Lifts were closed so no warming up on groomers this year but we still managed. The slopes bring skiable snow all the way down to 900m elevation so they are great choice for early season tours. Sorry, your browser doesn't support embedded videos. tour vlog As we are still in lockdown here in Germany, do to the pandemic, ski resorts are closed....
\- [ alpinism, skiing ]

winter hikes -- 07.01.2021

Winter has come to Bavaria. Since it is too cold to climb and there is not enough snow to ski tour so we are hiking every weekend. The search for snow. We starting first week of October taking every opportunity to head to the mountains. The joy of getting out in nature is heighten by the challenges of living during the Corona virus pandemic. Have not meet face to face with some friends in over a year....
\- [ alpinism, hiking ]

weibel kante -- 25.12.2020

The Corona Pandemic made climbing hard this season. Without the reps in the gym my partner and I mostly found ourselves hiking and SUPing. We managed to stay in shape but nothing prepares you for the alpine like hanging from a wall three days a week. Disappointing in terms of advancing climbing goals but the adventure we did have really stand out. I’m so thankful for another climbing couple who invited us to Ettal for an easy three pitch alpine traverse....
\- [ alpinism, climbing ]

slovenia trip -- 25.12.2020

The new year is almost upon us so I’m wrapping up some unpublished content. We managed to do two major trips this year during the breaks in corona cases, Holland and Slovenia. This video is another iteration on making screen casts. An additional camera helps break up the content but it was harder to edit. slovenia travel summery I hope next year with vaccines hitting Europe we’ll be able to travel further and more often....

instagram archive -- 01.10.2020

Instagram the home of my art work and a few personal photos, 2012 - 2020. Hello Internet I’m archiving/deleting/disabling my Instagram today! I haven’t regularly checked Instagram in years. Basically it was a place to post my art and share that with friends. The way I share content has changed and I’m no longer interested in being part of Instagram / Facebook. Take control of your data friends!...

small images + folderpics demo -- 14.09.2020

Why small images? Don’t send a 1.4mb png when a 30kb jpg will do. Image optimisation is nothing new. As many of my other developers who touch frontend code know, don’t send huge images to the browser it will slow down page speed. Same applies to the messages you send you colleges. The last half year, while working from home, more of my communication has been digital than ever before. I knew about image optimisation before, even contributed to an image service lambda at work....
\- [ tech, rust, imagemagick ]

micro blog plugin demo -- 23.08.2020

Fediverse > Twitter Over the last few months I’ve transitioned from using twitter to my own self hosted social network instance on the Fediverse. After seeing the complete mess the U.S.A in with sensational politics on Twitter the platform lost its appeal to me. I joined something different. The Fediverse. I started with vis.social and eventually moved to my own instance plorma. I’ve had a lot of great interactions there with creatives and programmers all over the world....
\- [ svelte, tech, fediverse ]