Trekking from the Atlantic to the Mediterranean across the Pyrenees on the Haute randonnée pyrénéenne (HPR)
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.
Between Hendaye and Lescun, the HRP leads over green hills and finally through a whimsical karst landscape
4 days trekking in the highest mountain massif of Ethiopia from Simien Lodge via Sankaber, Geech, Imet Gogo to Chenek and up to Bwahit
The long-distance hiking trail leads in 6 stages through the Wutach Gorge and through smaller gorges in the Southern Black Forest
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.
Four days trekking in Svaneti (Greater Caucasus, Georgia)
Villages, towers, shrines in a remote mountain region in the High Caucasus (Georgia)
Hiking in the mountains of Scotland
Tips on trekking photography: equipment, batteries, exposure and bad weather
Trek over the passes Renjo La, Cho La and Kongma La to Everest Basecamp, and to vantage points such as Gokyo Ri, Ngozumba Tse, Kala Patthar and Chhukhung Ri.
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)
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)
The Brenta, the continuation of the Dolomites beyond the Adige Valley, is famous for the via ferrata that leads across it: the Sentiero Bocchette. However the summits are consistently bypassed, but it is a beautifully exposed path, from hut to hut over rocky ledges and up and down ladders. It consists of several sections, each … Continue reading “Brenta: Via Ferrata Sentiero Bocchette”
Two-week long-distance trek across the Dolomites
The GR 131 hiking trail on La Palma combines the Ruta de los Volcanes with the Ruta de la Cresteria for a four-day hike, an island crossing that is scenically and geologically spectacular (Canary Islands, Spain)
Hike into the “Lost World” of the Roraima Tepui: a table mountain on the Gran Sabana in Venezuela, with bizarre rock formations, endemic species and a lot of rainfall
Trekking around the Mont Blanc massif: the Tour du Mont Blanc (TMB) is justifiably one of the best-known treks in the Alps.
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
Three days hiking on the north side of Chimborazo (Ecuador)
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
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”
Hiking in Borjomi-Kharagauli National Park and cave monasteries in Vardzia
Hiking through the High Caucasus in Azerbaijan: rustic mountain villages and cloud-covered mountains
On the Ring Road through Iceland, with the trek from Landmannalaugar to Skogarfoss and other hikes
Trek (3 weeks) around the Annapurna Massif (Annapurna Cirquit) and up to Annapurna Base Camp (Nepal)
A trek in Tibet from Ganden Monastery to Samye Monastery: over two high passes in 4 days
More or less wild sections of the Great Wall with mountainous ups and downs between Huanghua and Mutianyu
Volcanoes in the East of Java: Views into the Tengger Caldera with the steaming Bromo and ascent of the active Semeru with up-close ash eruptions