Every year in late January or early February, I set off for a rock climbing trip. Mostly we head out to Catalunya, Spain, and this year it shouldn't have been any different. We scheduled a visit to my coach Patxi Usobiaga and his awesome family for five days while climbing in the areas around his house. Bad weather forecast forced us to change our plans and we drove to Croatia instead. We were treated very well with perfect weather and good climbing. I had just finished my speed climbing training, so it was not about sending hard. I was aware my shape would not be the best so we were mostly just enjoying ourselves while climbing nice routes.