Tag Archives: Trekking

Lake walk near Mittenwald, Bavaria, Germany

8.2km – with Prasana. ↑ 150m ↓ 467m In preparation of tomorrow (we want to climb Zugspitze, Germany’s highest mountain), we chose an easy walk for today. We drove to Mittenwald, apparently one of the most beautiful towns in Bavaria, … Continue reading

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Alpine Scenery and Hell’s Valley Gorge (Höllentalklamm)

21km – with Prasana. ↑ 987m ↓ 1569m Place: Hammersbach near Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Bavaria, Germany Features: – a ride with the Kreuzeckbahn (cable car) – amazing views onto Alpspitz, Zugspitze and Garmisch-Partenkirchen – Höllentalklamm (Hell’s Valley Gorge) – most of the … Continue reading

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Why you should get your ass up and travel the world

After my last blog post “Traveling the world – Why can’t I just do it?” I got amazing feedback which I want to give back to you. Many have the same dream: taking some time off and traveling the world. … Continue reading

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Travelling the world – Why can’t I just do it?

Have you ever been travelling for more than 2-3 weeks or taking a sabbatical year? Lots of my friends have been or are still travelling the world. Hiking, trekking, backpacking, travelling in the States, South America, Asia or Australia, they … Continue reading

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The Madness is on Facebook

The world of social media got me. As I’m addicted to Facebook, twitter and co anyway, I decided to use that addiction to share my hiking stories with other mad hikers and social media addicts. Apart from a twitter account, … Continue reading

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Easter in Cornwall II – Pendeen to Land’s End/Porthcurno on the South West Coast Path

18,6km – with Prasana. ↑590m ↓660m Today wasn’t as bad as yesterday. I’m 5cm shorter and my feet are tired from all this walking yesterday but the path was much more comfortable to walk on today. Not too many ups … Continue reading

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Easter in Cornwall III – Porthcurno to Mousehole/Penzance on the South West Coast Path

18km – with Prasana. ↑730m ↓820m Before we started our walk we visited the Minack Theatre in Porthcurno. It reminded me of open air theatres in Greece, directly by the seaside with a view onto the ocean and cliffs. The … Continue reading

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Easter in Cornwall – St. Ives to Pendeen on the South West Coast Path

25,5km – with Prasana. ↑1150m ↓1050m Easter Weekend: 4 days off. Travel time! We took the train Thursday afternoon down to Cornwall, arrived in the late evening and could start our walk on the next morning. St. Ives is a … Continue reading

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10 Facts about Zugspitze, Germany’s highest peak

2962m – Germany’s highest peak Location: border to Austria/Germany, in the districts of Tyrol and Bavaria Mountain range: Eastern Alps/Wetterstein Mountains 3 cable cars leading up to the top 5 walking/climbing routes up to the summit 500.000 visitors per year … Continue reading

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Orange in the Mountains

(Yes, I jam.) One of the most important things in the mountains is safety. And what could be better than an orange jacket that secures high visibility? You can be spotted from the next-door peak, from the ground, and even … Continue reading

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