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.
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 […]
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