Category Alps

Hiking with a baby and a pram at the Tegernsee

In August last year we were finally off on our second hiking trip with baby Otto. This time we decided for another classic Munich hiking destination – the Tegernsee. The route was short and easy for anyone without a pram and a bit of a hard work for those pushing one. However, it was definitely […]

Hiking with a baby at Spitzingsee

At the beginning of April, on my birthday, we decided to do something special and give hiking with a pram a go. We packed all the usual supplies, plus nappies, puree, several sets of spare clothes and various blankets, and off we were headed for the train (and bus) to Spitzingsee.

Tour des Muverans [guest post]

After a long hiatus, guest posts are back with Mike’s account of this lesser known, but stunning trek in the Swiss Valais. Mike blogs about his hikes in the Valais and elsewhere on his blog A little bit out of focus. Many thanks Mike! ^marketa Like many European countries, Switzerland is criss-crossed with a number […]

Mountain flanks covered by patches of snow

10 treks in the Alps to inspire your summer holiday planning

If you are toying with the idea of giving long distance hiking in the Alps a go it will ultimately be difficult to decide where exactly to go and what trek to do. To help you ease into this I have collated 10 treks of different difficulty in this post. I hope it will be […]

Glacier de Moming

Hiking in the Valais

The Valais is a canton of Switzerland right in the heart of the Alps. With 27 peaks over 4,000 m including the Matterhorn (4,478 m), Jungfrau (4,158 m) and Switzerland’s highest mountain the Monte Rosa (4,634 m) and another 150 summits over 3,000 m it is a mountaineering and hiking paradise. Constantin likes to say that […]

Wilder Kaiser as seen from Aschau in Kitzbüheler Alpen

Two easy hikes in the Kitzbüheler Alps

Hiking has been set on the back burner lately and so the marmot post has suffered too. To redeem myself at least partially, I have finally put down some notes on a couple of easy hikes I did in the Kitzbüheler Alps at the beginning of May.

Snowshoe hikers in the Wildental

Good things come to those who wait: snowshoeing in Kleinwalsertal

Planning my first self-guided snowshoeing trip took quite some time. There were at least a dozen trips in the running. Juggling route planning, avalanche risk assessment and snow conditions wasn’t straight forward. At the last minute we decided to go to Kleinwalsertal. Although the weather was grim to start with, going to Kleinwalsertal paid off […]