Sauerland, semi-alpine experience at just 2 hours from home.

day 1: Bad Fredeburg – Huxel – Holthausen.
day 2: Kahler-Asten steig. Starting from the second highest summit in the area.
day 3: The Wisenttrail at the Rothaarsteig.
day 4: Oberhenneborn – Golddorfroute.

(from 13/2 to 16/2 2018)


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High water in NL.

High water all around in the Netherlands. This one is from the river Waal around Nijmegen and Lent. Many photos taken with mobile phone as the poor resolution shows. 🙁

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Veluwe autumn 2017

A weekend at the Veluwe. Click the pic.

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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.

>>>> Click the photo for the gallery! <<<< View complete Via Alpina


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.
>>>> Click the photo for the gallery! <<<< View complete Via Alpina

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

May 2017: A short week in the UK. North of Newcastle upon Tyne. Around Seahouses and the castles of Bamburgh and Alnwick. And a national park at the Farne Islands at the Northumbrian coast at Seahouses.

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