Final preparations for the Te Araroa

Maybe you will never be entirely ready for such a big hike. There is always more you could do. But 2 days before my departure I finally managed to go at least through most of my to do list (a big Excel file started at least half a year ago) and if not in my…

Wie schafft man es 100km am Stück zu wandern?

Ein paar Gedanken dazu, wie zumindest ich es geschafft habe die 100km zu wandern… Vieles ist sehr subjektiv, grade beim Thema Schuhe und Blasen muss jeder die für sich funktionierende Lösung finden. Training Ich gehe seit Jahren regelmäßig wandern und auch gerne längere Strecken. Ende letzten Jahres war ich auf dem Harzer Hexenstieg und dem…

Te Araroa: New Zealand’s long-distance hike

In 2014 I heard for the first time about the long-distance trails. Not the ones that take a few weeks, but those who take a couple of months to hike in entirety. I was immediately drawn to the idea of completing myself a through-hike, i.e. hiking a long-distance trail end-to-end. The most famous ones are…

Hello Nepal

As a natural choice for mountain lovers and hikers, I wanted to travel to Nepal for a couple of years now. As I can only take off a couple of weeks in a row from my work in either July/August or around Christmas, I always thought it’s out of reach. January 2015, a friend went hiking to…