Category From the burrow

What’s up with the marmot post

It’s been a very long time since I posted on this blog; to be precise 7 months and 9 days. Contrary to what it might look like, I have not forgotten this blog and I have certainly not decided to stop writing it. 2016 has been such an eventful year there just simply was no […]

Long time no see

A few weeks ago Paul left a really rewarding comment on one of my older posts. It’s great to hear that there are complete strangers out there that find my blog exactly what I was hoping it would be. Helpful. The comment didn’t just excite me though. It also made me feel a little bit […]

Hiking maps and guides

My 2014 hiking plans

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 […]

Under construction

Update: Template fiddling is done. You are now enjoying the new look marmot post! In the next few days this blog might look a little bit jumbled and even completely different from day to day. That is because I am giving it a new look and feel. Please bear with me while I play around with […]

Halstätter Gletscher

9 hiking highlights from 2013

In 2013 I hiked more than in any year before. I walked in South Africa, Germany, Austria and Switzerland. I explored a rain forest, climbed a 3, 000 m peak and crossed a glacier. In no particular order, here are my nine hiking highlights of 2013. 

2013 in review: the marmot post stats summary

As last year, WordPress.com have prepared a 2013 annual stats report for all blogs hosted on the platform. Here goes the marmot post report … The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 11,000 times in 2013. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it […]

Glimpses of last summer

After a while I’ve finally found the time to come back to the marmot post. As I’ve been going through the admin area, I came across a few links I saved last summer. Among the links, there were these amazing photos from the hikers Haute Route and the Bernese Oberland from the View Finder Dispatch.