The first pictures have been taken in May 2002 while on a tour with my old high school to the river Ardeche in southern France:
We went again in 2003, and I have some more pictures from that trip:
Since I felt confident in white-water, I volunteered to go on a two-person guide raft during the CADE-17 excursion, which was a white water rafting trip on the Youghiogheny river. At the first serious rapid, the guide shouted "paddle" (I swear - he claims he shouted "duck into the boat"). Here is the result:
Please observe the exemplary swimming position. Note also that I remembered to breathe, which is considered quite important:
And finally, this picture proves that a) I did hold on to my paddle (very important!) and that b) I'm not from Transylvania:
Now see me in spring 2002 on the Stubai Glacier. You can see both a consistency in style as well as the fact that the mountain now is a lot less steep! Moreover, I now have a much much cooler cap and the weather was better!
Finally, in 2003 in Sölden in Austria I am so fast that the camera cannot fully capture me (and the weather was even better):
And finally, here is a picture showing me at an activity that I'm allegedly quite good at. The lake is again Lake Garda: