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Beneath Your Feet

… is absolutely nothing. I just remembered this picture taken at Loch Lomond in Scotland when we walked the West Highland Way. It’s probably the cruelest lake I’ve ever hiked along. You think, you walk along it for 25k, start … Continue reading

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West Highland Way – Review

The West Highland Way was not quite what I expected. I had the tour through Lake District last year in mind and expected something similar remote and off civilisation. And more climbing over mountains instead passing on their feet. However, … Continue reading

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West Highland Way – Day 10 – Ben Nevis

13 km – alone. ↑ 1374m ↓ 1374m 5:30h incl. 30min break Change of plans: Anna’s knee is causing problems and Christian’s boots are falling apart so they both decided not to do Ben Nevis. So I did it on … Continue reading

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West Highland Way – Day 9 – Kingshouse to Kinlochleven

13,5 km (+ 3km in Glencoe) – with Anna and Christian. ↑ 400m ↓ 628m 5:10h incl. 1h break Today was racing day. Attendee: Steffi, the mountain goat. I love climbing mountains. The scenery was breathtaking as we walked between … Continue reading

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West Highland Way – Day 8 – Rest day in Glencoe – Pap of Glencoe

6 km – with Christian. ↑ 740m ↓ 740m 5:20h incl. 1:20h break The most beautiful sunshine in the morning and there was no way I would stay in. Anna wanted to rest her knee so Christian and I went … Continue reading

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West Highland Way – Day 7 – Inveroran to Kingshouse (Glencoe) – Singing in the rain

14 km (+ 3km in Glencoe) – with Anna and Christian. ↑ 316m ↓ 203m 3:45h incl. 10min break We’re finally in a remote area. However, be careful when you’re singing in the wild! You could be heard. Usually my … Continue reading

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West Highland Way – Day 6 – Tyndrum to Inveroran

18,6 km – with Anna and Christian. ↑ 327m ↓ 353m 7:25h incl. 1:25h break Big Joe fell in a coma some time after noon. It’s getting numb. Is that a good thing? We left the Wigwams early to have … Continue reading

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West Highland Way – Day 5 – Inverarnan to Tyndrum

16,4 km – with Anna and Christian. ↑ 417m ↓ 283m 5:35h incl. 35min break Big Joe was in a delirium, waking up every now and then, claiming attention but then went to sleep again. I’m feeling okay today. We … Continue reading

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West Highland Way – Day 4 – Rest day in Inverarnan

-0 km – with Anna and Christian. 24h break After last year’s monster walk in Lake District Black Sail Hut – Scafell Pike – Black Sail Hut we decided to take a rest day after 3 walking days. What a … Continue reading

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West Highland Way – Day 3 – Rowardennan to Inverarnan

23 km – with Anna and Christian. ↑ 448m ↓ 449m 8:50h incl.1:30h break This morning my energy level was probably at 40%. I felt like a snail. I let myself fall back a bit to suffer in silence. After … Continue reading

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