The Swiss canton of Valais is home to potentially the best known hut-to-hut trek in the Alps, the walker’s Haute Route. In August I spent six days in the Valais on a trek that meandered around the Haute Route. Sometimes we walked along the well known route, sometimes we skimmed just past it, and at […]
It was last Sunday morning 9:30 am, we were at the bus station in Sion, the bus to the Lac des Dix was leaving in 15 minutes and we finally had our route for a six day trek through the Swiss Valais. The trek was a little bit impromptu, but it was a good one.
This summer has been so busy I haven’t had time to write a proper post about my hiking trip to the Berchtesgadener Alps at the beginning of June yet. And, to be perfectly honest, I simply got distracted. I’ve found some time to catch up just in time before my next trip to the mountains.
Sunday before last I spent the night at the Stöhrhaus on top of the Untersberg. The Untersberg is an elevated plateau in the Berchtesgadener Alps just short of 2,000 m above sea level. What a place to watch the sun go down from! More photos from my two day trip to the Berchtesgadener Alps and a full […]
After a warm up hike three weeks ago, I’ve been wanting to start building up my via ferrata aka. Klettersteig experience. Equipped with advice from the local DAV information centre in Munich, I decided for an easy Klettersteig to the Ettaler Manndel (1, 633 m).
If you write about hiking you don’t get to take many photos at night. That makes this photo more special. It is from last year’s 1st August – a Swiss national holiday. To celebrate the Swiss light bonfires across the Alps. You can find more nighttime scenes on the daily post.
Every hiking trip is a little adventure. Unexpected changes to the usual route spiced up our trip to the Pfeishütte in the Karwendel. You can find more adventure on the Daily Post. Related posts: Weekly Photo Challenges An attempt at the Rumer Spitze
This week’s photo challenge is about photographic dialogue; about photos that in someway talk to each other. What I like about these two photos is the light. The lens flares look nearly like speech bubbles. Related posts: Weekly Photo Challenges Crossing the Untersberg in the Berchtesgadener Alps
Surprisingly enough this seriously frayed horse carriage was lying in the middle of a Swiss village. I came across it during my trek through the Valais. You can find more fray on the Daily Post. Related posts: Weekly Photo Challenges First impressions from an impromptu trek in the Swiss Valais
I captured several silhouettes of the Berchtesgadener Alps while I was photographing the sunset at the Stöhrhaus in June. This one though is my favourite. You will find more silhouettes on the Daily Post.