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Via Alpina III

The last part of the Via Alpina (yellow route). First a day in Merano doing nothing. The hike started from Lake Vernagt in the Schnals valley in Sud-Tirol (day B31). Then in 5 days on to Oberstdorf in German Allgau alps ending with day B40.

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Itinerary.

day 1: Train to Merano.

day 2: be a tourist in Merano.

day 3: Lake Vernagt to Similaun hut (8 km) – Otztaler alps

day 4: Similaun hut to Vent to Braunschweiger hut (20 km) – Otztaler alps

day 5: Braunschweiger hut to Mittelberg (8 km), postbus to Wenns, hike to Zamms (15 km)- Pitztal and Kaunergrat.

day 6: Zamms – Memminger hutte (14 km) – Lechtaler alps

day 7:  Memminger hutte – Bach (18km), postbus to Holzgau, hike to Kemptner hut (12 km) on to Spielmannsau/Oberstdorf (14 km). Total: 46 km

day 8: Back to Nijmegen-Lent

Distance approximately 115 km
Up: > 6.5 km
Down: > 5.5 km

So Via Alpina in 2017: aprox. 285 km length.

 

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Via Alpina II

To continue the Via Alpina from last year, I had to do part of the Carnic Alps and cross south towards Sauris di Sotto. From there I would be on the Via Alpina yellow route again.
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This is the itinerary:

day 1: Kotschach-Mauten Plockenpass to Wolayersee hutte

day 2: Wolayersee hutte to Hochweissteinhaus

day 3: Hochweissteinhaus crossing south to Rifugio Grasperi

day 4: Rifugio Grasperi to Forno di Sotto. (back on Via Alpina now day B15)

day 5: rest day, after a fall on day 4.

day 6: Forno di Sotto to Rifugio Pordenone – B16

day 7: Rifugio Pordenone to Rifugio Padova – B17

day 8: Rifugio Padova toRifugio Galassi – B18

day 9: Rifugio Galassi to Rifugio Cittta del Fiume – B19

day 10: Rifugio Citta del Fiume to Paso Giao and down to Cortina d’Ampezzo – B20 partly.

day 11: back to NL.

Distance approximately 160 km
Up: > 10 km
Down: >  7.5 km

To be continued.

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Castles and birds in Britain

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Terschelling Waddenisland

A Easterweekend at the island Terschelling (2017).

hoorn

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Trondheim Norway winter trekking on snowshoes

Skarvan and Roltdalen National P

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Ortler 1988 – retro ice

ortler

Alpine trekking in the Ortler group in Alto-Adige / Sud-Tirol, Italy. Scanned slides from 1988, so 28 years ago! Some glaciers are almost gone it seems. You can compare with recent internet photos.

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