Welcome to my website.
My name is Kristoffer Szilas and my passion is mountain climbing. Here you will find photos and articles from my expeditions around the world.
I was born in Denmark in 1982 and started climbing at the age of 16. Living in a flat country like Denmark provides some challenges if you want to become an alpinist, but if you are motivated and willing to travel a lot, then this is easily overcome.
My focus in climbing is to go on expeditions to all of the great mountain ranges of the world and climb the classic alpine test pieces.
For me mountaineering is about pushing yourself and applying hard earned skills and fitness, but it is also about adventure, friendship, enjoying the most spectacular scenery the world has to offer, making life less complicated and focusing on the task of reaching a summit, simply because you can. However, to reach a summit is not the main criteria of success in alpine climbing. In fact many of my best and most memorable experiences in the mountains are from expeditions where I did not succeed. Adventure and the process of learning should always be valued as a goal in itself.