Between L’Hospitalet-pres-I’Andorre and Banyuls-sur-Mer, the HRP leads over Pic Carlit and Canigou and then over numerous hills to the Mediterranean Sea
From Salardú to L’Hospitalet-pres-I’Andorre, the HRP runs through the farthest corner of Catalonia and through Andorra
Between Parzán and Salardú are the highest mountains of the Pyrenees and the highest passes of the HRP
On the HRP from Lescun to Parzán with Vignemale, Gavarnie and Pic du Midi d’Osseau.
My walks through the Triglav National Park in the Julian Alps in Slovenia led to impressive views of rugged limestone mountains and small mountain lakes and along the beautiful mountain river Soča.
At the lakes in the Ethiopian Rift Valley: Lake Abiatta, Lake Shalla, Lake Langano and Lake Ziway
Boat tour on Ethiopia’s largest lake to the ancient churches on the Zeghe Peninsula
Lakes, zebras and woven huts East African Rift in Ethiopia
Hike across the island on one of the most beautiful treks in Europe through the wild mountains of Corsica.
Hiking through a small but fine high mountain range from Poland to Slovakia: In 3 days past the lake Morskie Oko, over the via ferrata Orla Perć and to the peaks Rysy and Kôprovský štít.
Traverse of the crest of the fourth-highest mountain in Mexico with a view of two crater lakes
Hike to the green crater lake of the active volcano in Chiapas (Mexico)
Spectacular sinkholes for diving, snorkelling, swimming (Mexico)
An explosive volcano near Manila and an island in a lake on an island in a lake on an island in the sea.
Spectacular hypersaline crater lake (maar) with a cinder cone in the centre (Central Anatolia, Turkey)
Shallow water as far as the eye can see and a reddish colour due to halobacteria — the Great Salt Lake in Central Anatolia (Turkey)
Ancient churches and a large lake in North Macedonia
White houses, mini-bunkers and a karst spring
The largest lake in the Balkans (Montenegro, Albania)
Large sinkholes near Imotski in Croatia
Karst landscape with lakes and waterfalls in Croatia
Many of the deep lakes in the Alps are known to fill valleys that were once carved out by the glaciers of the ice ages. However, this is not the case with the lakes in the Southern Alps. Where Lake Como, Lake Lugano, Lake Garda and Lake Maggiore are located today, there were already deep … Continue reading “Lake Como”
The Langtang Valley, in the mountain range closest to Kathmandu, is the destination of this popular trek in Nepal. Vantage points such as Tsergo Ri, Kyanjin Ri and Morimoto Base Camp are worthwhile, with views of large glaciers and some six-thousand-metre peaks. A side trip leads to the Gosainkund mountain lakes.
5-day hike in Switzerland: Kandersteg via Oeschinensee, Blümlisalphütte, Sefinafurgga to Mürren (cable car); Kleine Scheidegg, Eigertrek, Grindelwald (cable car), First to Schynige Platte
The most famous mountain on the Carretera Austral in the remote south of Chile looks like a fairy-tale castle; on a hike there are mountain lakes and viewpoints to discover
Lonely wilderness, Patagonia as you imagine it: The scarcely visited national park in Argentina offers impressive views and solitude and the third highest mountain in Patagonia towers above the steppe as a wall of ice and rock
The Cirquit, a complete circumnavigation of Torres del Paine including the “W”, is the most famous trek in Patagonia (Chile)
A walk on perhaps the most fascinating glacier in the world in Los Glaciales National Park (Patagonia, Argentina)
Hunting for the best light at the most beautiful vantage points at the foot of the famous granite mountains in Patagonia (Argentina)
Hikes in the hinterland of the “Argentinian Saint Moritz” (Nahuel Huapi Traverse and Cirquito Chico)
Hikes through rustic forests, up to the snow-covered Sierra Nevada past araucaria, views of lakes and the Llaima volcano, and finally an ascent of Llaima itself.
A view into the crater of Villarrica and a hike to lakes and araucaria (lake district in Patagonia, Chile)
The lake district with its green fields, dense rainforests, countless lakes of all sizes and towering volcanoes and mountain peaks (cf. The Formation of Mountains) is, so to speak, the southern end of civilisation in South America: a little further on, the sparsely populated wilderness of Patagonia begins. I fly to Puerto Montt and drive … Continue reading “Puerto Varas in the Lake District of Chile”
Jeep tour (with an annoying group) through spectacular scenery: from Salar de Uyuni (Bolivia) via Laguna Colorada and Laguna Verde to San Pedro de Atacama (Chile) with ascent of the Licancabur volcano.
Three high volcanoes and a few lakes in the national parks on the border between Bolivia and Chile
A beautiful city in southern Peru and an island in Lake Titicaca in Bolivia
Trekking in the Cordillera Blanca in Peru: In 10 days around Alpamayo and its beautiful neighbours
Coloured mountain lakes, glistening glaciers, in 10 days around the spectacular Cordillera Huayhuash in northern Peru
Picturesque caldera with “crater lake” in Ecuador
Travelogue Ecuador: Market in Otavalo and the Laguna Cuicocha, Culture in Quito and the Caldera of the Laguna Quilotoa
Hike to Storronden in Rondane National Park and a trek over the Besseggen Ridge and across Jotunheimen National Park to the Fannaråken hut (Norway).
Trek across the inaccessible Sarek National Park in the heart of Lapland, Sweden
Where else do you see more donkey carts rumbling along the road than cars? The oasis of Siwa is still far remote from everything, even though there are now street lamps that look as if they had strayed here from Paris. A thicket of date palms, two large salt lakes and in the background the … Continue reading “Oasis of Siwa”
The Pontic Mountains, which stretch along the coast in the north of Turkey, have their highest heights just before Georgia, before turning into the Lesser Caucasus (see also The Formation of Mountains). The Kaçkar Mountains are also called the Pontic Alps; dark, rocky crests, needles of granite, blue cirque lakes, boulder fields. I could imagine … Continue reading “Trekking Mount Kaçkar”
Around the lake in Eastern Anatolia
How pleasant to be met by Marta at the airport! We spend the first night in Guatemala City, a chaotic metropolis with broken, crowded streets, street kids, …. In a minibus we drive down from the coffee town of Coban through beautiful tropical karst landscape. In a village with a colourful market, more and more … Continue reading “Guatemala”
Lake Nam Tso is exactly what you imagine Tibet to be
Ascent of Gunung Agun and various temples, lakes, volcanoes and rice fields
This volcano is situated in the very east of Java. The crater is filled by a greenish sulphuric acid lake. A huge sulphur body has formed near the shore, brown hot sulphuric steam rises hissing. When the wind carries the cloud towards you, breathing is almost impossible, the acid bites your eyes and nose. Some … Continue reading “Kawah Ijen”
Lake in a caldera on Sumatra (Indonesia)
Fieldwork for my diploma thesis at the World’s only active carbonatite volcano