To the source of Rhein, Rhone, Reuss, walking the Alps in 3 stages, part 2

Walking to 3 riversources in the Swiss Alps and to the river-tripoint at Witenwasserenstock.

It lies between the valleys of Geretal (west) and Witenwasseren (north-east). At the foot of the mountain are located the Geren and Witenwasseren Glaciers. The tripoint between the cantons of Valais, Uri and Ticino (3,025 m) is located 300 m east from the summit. It acts as a notable watershed. On the west the Gerenwasser ends in the young Rhone, on the east the Witenwasserenreuss ends in the Reuss, a tributary of the Rhine and, on the east, the Ri di Bedretto ends in the Ticino (in the Leventina), a tributary of the Po.

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Berner Oberland walking the Alps in 3 stages, part 1

From Meiringen to Kandersteg. Click photo or here for the Switserland album.

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Scotland 2018 – click the highlander

3 may: Flight to Inverness, bus Drumnadrochit, stay in Drumnadrochit hostel.

4 may: Affric Kintail trail (71 km). Walking to campsite at Loch Beinn (appr. 30 km)

5 may: Campsite to Morvich (appr. 40 km). Stay at camping Morvich. End of AKT (new record, haha)

6 may: ‘Rest day’ with ascent-roundtrip Sgurr an Airgidd (appr. 10 km) Ascent to 841 m. in 1.5 hour.

7 may: Morvich to Glomach falls  – Killilan – Sallachy (appr. 42 km), camping along the road.

8 may: Sallachy to Dornie (8 km). Bus to Kyle of Lochalsh. Stay in hotel Lochalsh. Hike in Plock of Lochalsh ‘nature reserve’.

9 may: Bus tour Isle of Skye (5 hrs) in pouring rain all day long.

10 may: Trainride to Inverness (2.5 hrs). Cityhike, live music at Hootananny pub where an attempt to break the world record bagpipe just started and was broken next day at 26.05 hours.

11 may: Flight back to AMS.

Total distance covered from east to west coast of Scotland: 71+41= 113 km in 3 days



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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.

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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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