At the end of August I spent a weekend playing in snow and ice on the Dachstein. Led by the exuberant Jürgen from Laserer Alpin, myself, Constantin and a crew of six Austrian lads learnt how to use crampons, walk over a glacier and got an introduction to crevasse rescue. With much work-related delay, here is a quick summary and a few photos of our exploits on the Hallstätter Gletscher.
Safe to say, it is a bit late, but I have finally discovered the wordpress slideshow functionality. A few weeks ago I posted a series of photos around the theme “elements“. Here are all of them in one post and a few bonus photos on top.
Autumn is in full swing here in Munich. It is grey, cold and it won’t be long until it starts snowing. This made me reminisce about the completely different autumn I experienced in the Drakensberg (South Africa) in April. In the South African version of autumn, I spent four days at Inkosana Lodge in the Champagne Valley and explored the surrounding uKhahlamba-Drakensberg National Park in scorching heat. During that time I did three day walks in three of the park’s reserves. Here’s a quick summary of each of them. Read the rest of this post >
After writing about his five day trek along the Alta Via 2 in 2012, Martin is back with another guest post. Enjoy the read and many thanks to Martin! ^marketa
Hello again to all you avid readers of the Marmot Post. You may remember me from my last post a year ago, my name is Martin and as promised this is the follow up from that first post. Last year we walked the first 5 days of the Alta Via 2 and the plan was to complete the rest of the trail this year. Reality turned out to be slightly different from the plan. Read the rest of this entry »
This week’s elements photo is from the second day of the Tour des Combins, where the path occasionally leads along slightly exposed rock ledges.
This fog scuppered our plans to ascend Averau via the eponymous via ferrata.
This photo is from the Swiss National Day celebrations at Chamanna d’Es-cha on 1st August.