Tegernseer Hütte at the foot of the Buchstein

The clocks have gone back today. There is no pretending anymore. The summer is over. It went out with a bang here in Bavaria though. Last Sunday, we had an amazingly hot and sunny day. Luckily we had a hike planned and so made the most of it.

Cabane d'Arpitetta

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 […]

Zinalrothorn, Obergabelhorn, Dent Blanche

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.

Berchtesgadener Alps

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.

Sunset in the Alps

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 […]

A beacon fire in the Alps

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.

An avalanche rest

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

At the Stoehrhaus 1

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

a decaying horse carriage

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


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