After a long hiatus, guest posts are back with Mike’s account of this lesser known, but stunning trek in the Swiss Valais. Mike blogs about his hikes in the Valais and elsewhere on his blog A little bit out of focus. Many thanks Mike! ^marketa Like many European countries, Switzerland is criss-crossed with a number […]

My favourite walk in Munich: a circular stroll along the river Isar from Wittlesbacher bridge to Flaucher and back.

Mountain flanks covered by patches of snow

If you are toying with the idea of giving long distance hiking in the Alps a go it will ultimately be difficult to decide where exactly to go and what trek to do. To help you ease into this I have collated 10 treks of different difficulty in this post. I hope it will be […]

Glacier de Moming

The Valais is a canton of Switzerland right in the heart of the Alps. With 27 peaks over 4,000 m including the Matterhorn (4,478 m), Jungfrau (4,158 m) and Switzerland’s highest mountain the Monte Rosa (4,634 m) and another 150 summits over 3,000 m it is a mountaineering and hiking paradise. Constantin likes to say that […]

It’s been a very long time since I posted on this blog; to be precise 7 months and 9 days. Contrary to what it might look like, I have not forgotten this blog and I have certainly not decided to stop writing it. 2016 has been such an eventful year there just simply was no […]

Wilder Kaiser as seen from Aschau in Kitzbüheler Alpen

Hiking has been set on the back burner lately and so the marmot post has suffered too. To redeem myself at least partially, I have finally put down some notes on a couple of easy hikes I did in the Kitzbüheler Alps at the beginning of May.

Snowshoe hikers in the Wildental

Planning my first self-guided snowshoeing trip took quite some time. There were at least a dozen trips in the running. Juggling route planning, avalanche risk assessment and snow conditions wasn’t straight forward. At the last minute we decided to go to Kleinwalsertal. Although the weather was grim to start with, going to Kleinwalsertal paid off […]