Mountaineer guide, Trekking

Austria: Traunstein – The Guarding Ferrata of the Salt Chamber
Published: 12.10.2015
Lets see one of the most beautiful via ferrates in the Alps. Calm surface of blue salt Traunstein lake is beneath you guarded by the Julian Alps. Dachstein bows in the distance, Totes Gebirge and Bohemian Forest are in the distance. This is Traunstein.

Germany, Saxon Switzerland– Häntzschelstiege, A Beginner’s Ferrate
Published: 5.10.2015
Metal sound of carabiners, metal ladder, craps, sharp edges of the rock, unforgettable vista of Labe valley.

Italy, Dolomites – How I Fell in Love with Them III
Published: 27.9.2015
Due to bad weather we go to the Reinhold Messner – Firmian museum. It was opened in 2006 at Sigmundskron castle. I have to admit the castle is a great place to present the history of mountaineering.

Italy, The Dolomites – How I Fell In Love with the Mountains II
Published: 20.9.2015
On the second day of our expedition, we visit Passo Pordoi pass (2 239 m). More apt climbers climbed Piz Boe (3 115 m). The weather is great once again. Therefore, we will take a cable car up to Sass Pordoi (2 950 m).

Germany, Saxony – A Nun in the Zittau Mountains
Published: 14.9.2015
Are you looking for a Via Ferrata where you can try all possible traps? There is rock called the Nun on the Czech-German border. A rope is winded around it as well as cramps, ladders, a bridge, overhangs, gorges, and abysses.

Italy, Dolomites – How I Fell With Them I
Published: 13.9.2015
Last year, I met some great people who like to travel around the world. This time they were about to travel to Dolomites and they took me with...

Austria, Salzburg Region – Short Trip into the Mountains II
Published: 6.9.2015
We chose to travel along paid Grossglockner Hochalpenstrasse road, a mountain freeway that is 48 kilometers long. But due to various turns and stops it would be quite long…

Italy, Arco – Boulders under Mountain Colodri’s East Side
Published: 31.8.2015
Arco is a paradise for climbers in Italy. There are more than 20 climbing areas of varying difficulties and lengths. Everybody, boulders or fans of ferratas, will love the place. The town is a very pleasant place. Its picturesque town center has many restaurants and also climbers’ stores. A castle is the main landmark of Arco. It guards the town from the heights.

Austria, Salzburg Region – Short Mountain Trip I
Published: 30.8.2015
Me and my friend decided to make a trip. The planning was great. I had look around in many handbooks, searched for inspiration on travel agencies’ websites and so on. Eventually, we agreed upon seeing a beautiful place near Salzburg. The village of Abtenau which would serve as the base for our trips around.

Canada, Vancouver Island – Experience for Mountaineers and Surfers
Published: 24.8.2015
Vancouver Island is in the Pacific Ocean. It lies near Vancouver near its shore. It is also part of British Colombia.

Canada, Vancouver II. – What Other Places You Shouldn’t Miss
Published: 17.8.2015
Vancouver and its surroundings is filled with greenery. There are many parks, golf courses, forests, trees and skyscrapers.

Canada, Vancouver I – Bird’s Eye View
Published: 10.8.2015
Vancouver, a port city, is to be found in southwestern British Colombia, a Canadian province. The city is surrounded by area known as Lower Mainland. Some city districts are within the said area. This was problem for us when we entered an address to the navigation as Vancouver makes only a part of this territory.

Slacklining – Young and Very Popular Sport
Published: 3.8.2015
In last articles, we were getting fit for easier climbing. Lets see what is slacklining in today’s article.

Arm Muscles Exercising – A Way to Become Better at Climbing II
Published: 27.7.2015
To become better climber you need to train as much as at any other sport. You training must be regular and constantly improve you. Still, you have to feel challenged enough overcome yourself.

Exercising Your Arms – Ways to Become A Better Climber I
Published: 20.7.2015
As in any sport, you can exercise muscles you need to strengthen in order to last longer on a tall wall. To improve your climbing abilities you need to exercise palm muscles and forehand muscles in order to improve your grip. Also, you need to strengthen stomach muscles to improve your postural stability. These principles will be elaborated on in another article. Lets see how you can strengthen your palm and forehand muscles.

Laos, Nong Khiaw: Climber on a Thread
Published: 6.7.2015
Meander of the Nam Ou River washes rocky edgy banks, bamboo cottages bravely face monsoon rains, chickens walk in front of local shop, Laotians talk on rocks. You can experience such a Laotian atmosphere at mountain town Nong Khiaw.

Canada - Jagged Garibaldi Provincial Park
Published: 8.6.2015
The Sea to Sky freeway running between Squamish and Whistler (BC) offers you wonderful vistas. Don’t, however, let it to decoy away from the turn to Garibaldi Lake. It would be simply a sin to not to see Garibaldi Provincial Park.

Switzerland: Engelberg below Titlis Mountain
Published: 25.5.2015
Engelberg resort town is a starting place to our trip. It is known for rich system of bike trails and hike trails. Also skiers will enjoy the place in winter. Engelberg, one can say, is in the center of Switzerland, in Obwalden canton at 1050 meters.

Canada: Whistler - Mountain Village II.
Published: 3.5.2015
South hills of Whistler village we have came to known already. But what can we find in the north? Around the village there are many bike trails called Valley Trails. The area is quiet, only the road no 99 (Pemberton - Vancouver) runs across it.

Canada: Whistler – Mountain Village I
Published: 27.4.2015
Mountain village of Whistler is to be found in western Canada (BC). It is built to the middle of forest surrounded by high mountains. This place used to be possessed by other creatures – black bears. Righteously so they peak into the village. Simply put: Whistler is the land of bears.

Rakousko: Hallstatt – Picturesque Town at the Lake
Published: 6.4.2015
This picturesque town is part of the UNESCO’s world heritage. You can find it in central Austria, in the area called Salzkammergut. This area is lined with high limestone ridges. There are many beautiful lakes.

SK, Small Carpathians – Vapenna Hill
Published: 12.2.2015
Many interesting places not frequented by holidaymakers are in the Small Carpathians. These are mostly hills with beautiful vistas to the surroundings that lure tourists to climb them. Vapenna Hill is one of the three highest peaks in the Small Carpathians and it offers beautiful vistas as well.

Canada: Wells Gray Provincial Park – Hilly Area
Published: 26.1.2015
Should you plan to do some hikes in Canada to see thick forests and green hills, and experience some adrenalin, or meet local residents – moose, bear, and there are many of them. They say you meet here more bears than people. You have to see Wells Gray Provincial Park, British Colombia.

Canada: Jasper NP - Trail below Mount Edith Cavell
Published: 19.1.2015
Another great place of Jasper NP is about 29 km southwards off the town of Jasper. You will get there by following an ascending road going through dense forest. There are many turns and a parking lot at the end in 1762 m. There starts the Trail below Mount Edith Cavell.

Canada: Wedgemount Lake – Bluish Lake
Published: 12.1.2015
When we asked at tourist information center, Whistler, where to hike in the area, the recommendations of the lady at the reception were same as the recommendations we got from our friends. They knew the area around Whistler very well. The weather got much better after two days. Therefore we decided for the most difficult trip in the area – to Wedgemount Lake located high in the mountains.

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