A hiker takes a break on the Alta Via 2

This guest post is from Pete, who hiked and wild camped the Alta Via 2 this summer. Pete’s interview style post will give you a good flavour of his trip and the mystery of camping in the Dolomites. Enjoy the read and many thanks to Pete! ^marketa

Walking at the foot of the Tre Cime di Lavaredo in the Dolomites

The autumn guest post series continues. Next up is Christina, who’s done a varied and challenging trip along the Alta Via 4. Thank you Christina! Everyone else, enjoy reading all about it! ^marketa This past July, my partner and I spent some time in the Italian Dolomites, focusing our adventure on the Alta Via 4. We […]

A view down the Turtmanntal valley from Gruben to St Nicklaus

The second guest post looking back at this summer is from Helen again. Helen and her husband Tom did the walker’s Haute Route from Chamonix to Zermatt this July. Having walked from Chamonix to Arolla in five days, Helen and Tom continued to finish the whole classic trek in just six more days. Once more, many thanks Helen! […]

Ascent to Fenetre Arpette from Trient - Glacier du Trient

This autumn I am starting a new series of guest posts. They will be reports from trips done by the readers of the marmot post this summer. First up is Helen who did the walkers’ Haute Route together with her husband Tom this July. They walked from Chamonix to Zermatt in just 11 days and took […]

Tegernseer Hütte at the foot of the Buchstein

Munich is a great gateway for hiking in the Bavarian and Austrian Alps. Within just over an hour’s drive from the city, you can get to numerous trail heads. Even better, often you don’t even need a car. Most trails are accessible via an excellent network of public transport. Here are four day trips and […]

On a mountain ridge in the Valais

In August I posted in the WP weekly photo challenges “Beneath my feet” and obviously also had a look at some of the other bloggers who posted that week. I came across Debbie, who runs her own weekly challenge called “Look up, look down“. While looking for shots for “beneath my feet”, I also found a […]

Hiking in Kleinwalsertal

Everything comes to an end at some point and so the amazing, hot weather of early August ended precisely as we drove from Munich towards Lindau on a Friday afternoon in mid-August. A real deluge just outside of Munich set the tone for the rest of the weekend, but despite the weather we enjoyed some good […]


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