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Snowshoe day tour in the Harz mountains

Snowshoe day tour in the Harz mountains

The Harz mountains have over 1.60 m of snow in the higher altitudes. So there will be another snowshoe tour before the end of winter. This tour will start in Schierke in the eastern Harz and proceed over the Hohneklippen and the Pferdekopf to the Kapellenklippe. The return route is along the Glashüttenweg to Schierke. The current snow conditions are varied. In the lower regions (the Schierke train... [Read more]

Fjällräven CLASSIC

Fjällräven CLASSIC

The Fjällräven CLASSIC 2009 was held again this August in northern Sweden. Its 110 km go north of the Arctic Circle from Nikkaluokta to Abisko on a segment of the Kungsleden route through Sweden’s beautiful mountainous landscape. I took part in the trekking race for the first time and successfully reached the finish line after 2 days (48 hours and 51 minutes = 55 km/day) for a gold medal. The... [Read more]

Fjällräven CLASSIC Live GPS Tracking

Fjällräven CLASSIC Live GPS Tracking

! LIVE GPS TRACKING WITH SPOT GPS ! - In just under a week, the Fjällräven CLASSIC will be starting in Sweden. Fjällräven CLASSIC is a trekking race with more than 1,000 participants from over 20 different countries. I will be there, ultralight again with a backpack weighing about 3,6 kg. We will be far north of the Arctic Circle on a 110 km section of the Kungsleden Route (total... [Read more]

Corsica 6-day backpacking tour in the spring

Corsica 6-day backpacking tour in the spring

After a long period of preparation we were finally there – we were standing at the airport with ready-packed backpack. I was quite happy with my backpack weight of 4 kg plus 3 kg supplies. Unfortunately however, the journey from Hanover proved to be quite problematic. In Paris first of all there was a change of airport (which we just managed to make) and after the arrival of our airplane in Bastia,... [Read more]

Snowshoeing trip along the Harz Mountains Border Trail

Snowshoeing trip along the Harz Mountains Border Trail

At last the time has come. My 3-day trip draws ever nearer, and snow conditions in the Harz Mountains could scarcely be better. The snow on the Brocken, the highest peak in the Harz, is 1.80 meters deep! We begin our trip in the North of the town of Ilsenburg and have planned to cover 20 km over the Brocken before spending our first night. After only a few paces, we find ourselves in deep lying snow... [Read more]

The Harz Witches Climb winter trip

The Harz Witches Climb winter trip

Having just completed my Christmas indulgences and learning that the weather forecast promised blue skies for the next few days, I decided at short notice that I would undertake a two-day solo trip of half the Harz “Witches’ Climb” (50 km). The Harz “Witches’ Climb” is 97 kilometers long in total and crosses the Harz Mountains from West to East. It is a main hiking trail signposted throughout... [Read more]

Crossing the Stony Sea

Crossing the Stony Sea

The Stony Sea is a mountain plateau in the Northern Alps. It forms part of the nine mountains making up the Berchtesgaden Alps and straddles German and Austrian territory (State of Salzburg). The Königssee Lake is located directly at the foot of its northern slopes. The plan is for a 3-day tour to take place at the end of June involving two overnight stays in mountain huts. The starting point... [Read more]

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