The ski season is slowly nudging towards its end and so it is time to start thinking about hiking plans for the summer. I am going on a sightseeing trip to the US with my parents at the end of September. To compensate for the moderate holiday, I’d like to push my mountaineering. The highlight of the summer should be the ascent of a rather high peak in the Alps.
Aside from this big trip, I’d also like to do a few smaller trips:
- A couple of via ferrata trips to get to grips with the technique more
- Ascent the Zugspitze and tick off the highest German mountain
- Go wild camping again for a nature and independence kick
- Do a trip involving a glacier crossing, because it’s more exciting than normal hiking
- Hike in the Appalachians while in the US
If I am to make it to 4, 000 m and back I will need do a bit of training. I better make sure these trips and a few more really happen. I am off to start planning the big trip to provide the training motivation now!
- My first via ferrata steps: Via ferrata Averau in fog and rain
- My first glacier escapades: Crampons, rope teams and Zirbenschnaps
- And an older wild camping trip: Along the Brecon Beacons ridge