Montana Guajara at sunset

Aside from being a haven of perpetual spring for British and German retirees, Tenerife also offers some great hiking, including Spain’s highest mountain – the Pico del Teide (3, 718 m). Constantin and I decided to make use of the perpetual spring to extend our hiking season well into November and do a bit of […]

At a mountain pass in the Wilder Kaiser

The Wilder Kaiser is a relatively small, but fairly spectacular mountain range between Kufstein and Kitzbühel in Austria. It is an isolated, steep, ragged mass of limestone rock that spikes up just south of the river Inn. I decided to make the most of the amazing weather in the Northern Limestone Alps last Sunday and to […]

Hiking in a forest in autumn

It is impressive how different the weather can be from year to year. Last year on the third weekend in October I hiked to the Tegernseerhütte (1, 650 m) in shorts and a t-shirt. This year I was scrambling through snow to the Kampenwand (1, 668 m), wearing a woolly hat and a pair of gloves.

Morning at Lago di Braies in the Dolomites

This September Lauralee hiked the Alta Via 1 solo along a route very similar to my 2011 route. Here is her guest post with her impressions from the trip. Enjoy the read and many thanks to Lauralee for sharing! ^marketa

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

Men in highly ornate traditional Bavarian dress

This week’s photo challenge doesn’t seemingly lend itself to hiking bloggers. BUT, if you go hiking in the Bavarian Alps you can come across chaps with a high appreciation for ornate traditional Bavarian dress. This photos is from Munich’s Viktualienmarkt, where every Saturday you can enjoy a fashion show of Bavarian dress.   Related posts: Weekly […]

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 […]


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