​Recharging batteries in Triest.

I am spending three nights in Triest, in a cheap but nice hotel that has a ventilator to keep the heat bearable in the room.  After having celebrated a little my arrival and taken a shower, I start the hunt for new hiking boots. The information centre marked the sport shops in a map for…

Duino – Triest. Finale. 

50.000m altitude difference.
26 days.
From Salzburg to Triest.
By foot.
I made it!

Cormòns – Duino. Cheating! 

Day 25. I have a terrible night. It’s so hot in my room that I cannot sleep. Plus my left foot aches as soon as I step on it. At least I get a royal breakfast with plenty of fresh fruit, yoghurt, croissant, bread rolls, juice, cappuccino…  Unexpected in Italy but great. Get hiking Bettina,…

Komna hut – Tolmin. Au revoir Alps!

Day 22. An 8h hike awaits me today, up to the last pass of the Alps and down to the Slovenian town Tolmin. I am enjoying the ups and downs of the first part, everything is blooming, so many beautiful flowers. Then it’s up to a saddle with last views on the Triglav which is…

Dolicu hut – Komna hut. Amazing scenery.

Day 21. Everyone else gets up at 6am and leaves already. Great, I can then wake up slowly and do some exercise for my back. I hike up for an hour to the pass and feel extremely tired. Yesterday I was so strong and now I can barely breath. The wind is blowing strongly just…

Dom Postarski – Dom Dolicu. Almost the Triglav. 

​Day 19. The rest day yesterday was great in the end, I catched up on my emails, blog, wrote postcards, read a lot on my kindle and ate a big pizza in Trenta. In the afternoon I catched the bus back to my hut at the Vrsic Pass. The hosts are still as adorable. They…

Rifugio Zacchi – Dom Postarski. It’s getting tough!

​Day 17. I leave the Rifugio Zacchi at 7.30am, a bit anxious about today’s trail. The guidebook says that one part is very difficult as the trail is not marked other than every now and then a pile of stones and the hut tenant also warned me. Well, I have the experience from the last…

Tarvisio – Rifugio Zacchi 

​Day 16. Is there anything as a hangover from too much hiking? I have got a headache when I wake up and don’t feel very well. The Italian breakfast is as good as it gets, how can they really eat pastries and fluffy bread that has more air than flour every morning? Luckily there is…

Hermagor – Travisio

Day 14. What a day! I somehow was so much in a hiking mood and felt finally all strong again that I just continued hiking and finally did two days in one. 38km. 2000m altitude up. 1800m altitude down. I am now lying completely exhausted in my hotel room bed and wonder why I had…

Feldnerhütte – Hermagor 

​Day 13. As I was the only guest, the night was very quiet and I slept very well. The hut tenant Bruno (who is originally from Berlin as well, in the mountains since he was 20 and for 13 years he manages this hut) gave me some advice on a nicer alternative to the trail….

Stall-Feldnerhütte. Kreuzeck 

​Day 11. Yesterday I slept already at 8.30 pm. At 6.30am my alarm wakes me up. I have another long day ahead of me with more than 1800m altitude to hike uphill.  Start is again easy with about 5km in the valley to Rangersdorf. From there it becomes much more steep but manageable for me….