billi bierling female mountaineer and journalist from Germany

Happy Holiday Season

Dear all

I guess it is just in time to wish you all a very happy holiday season, wherever you are in the world. And no matter whether you are using the Roman calendar or not, I hope that the year 2016 will be a good, healthy and happy one for you.

 

Above the clouds in Bavaria

Above the clouds in Bavaria

My apologies also for not having updated my site for a while. After having come back from Broad Peak, I spent some time in Kathmandu to help Miss Elizabeth Hawley with collecting the data for the Himalayan Database before I went to Germany to be on the judging panel of the International Mountain Film Festival in Tegernsee, which was fun. I saw some amazing movies (for more info on the winning films, click here) and met some great people.

Since November 2015 I have been working for Swiss Humanitarian Aid at the headquarters in Bern, which has been interesting. I spent a week in Slovenia as Switzerland is supporting the Slovenian government in coping with the huge influx of refugees, who move through the country. In November there were about 8,000 people entering and leaving Slovenia every single day. If you are interested in a story I wrote, please click here.

Currently I have no major climbing plans for 2016, however, I will certainly be back in Nepal in time for the spring climbing season to gather information for Miss Hawley.

Happy Holidays and thanks for checking in every once in a while.

 

5 Responses

  1. rosannadidi said on December 24, 2015 at 2:21 pm

    hi Billi!

    enjoy this holiday period, and I wish you a fantastic new year!

    kisses

    rosanna

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  2. Viv said on December 24, 2015 at 9:38 am

    Thank you . We all think how ws can best help the refugees but you actually do it, make a difference-proud of you, as always. Hope 2016 is a good year for you in every way. Send my love to all in Garmisch. A big hug Viv

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  3. Marion said on December 24, 2015 at 7:26 am

    Liebe Billi! Frohe Weihnachten Dir und Deiner lieben Familie. Für 2016 nur das BESTE, und bleibt alle gesund! Dickes Bussi, grüß’ mir die Hoamat! Immer, Deine Marion

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  4. markus said on December 24, 2015 at 7:13 am

    Billi
    Ich wünsche dir auch sehr entspannte weihnachtstage u für s neue jahr alles liebe u gute!!! Und natürlich viele spannende Abenteuer!!
    Alles liebe
    Markus

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  5. Maggir said on December 24, 2015 at 4:18 am

    Happy Holidays Billi! All the very best for 2016. Look forward to your stories.
    Maggie

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