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Here I blog about short trips in Switzerland as well as on larger trips abroad (category “trips & travels”). Further I show some of my equipment that I regularly use or am currently testing (category “my equipment”). I explain what works well (for me) and why and what didn’t. Furthermore, I share practical tips and ideas from time to time (category “good to know”). Have fun reading!

Trips and Travels

Wind rotors and narrow tracks – week 3 on the Via Glaralpina

Hadn’t the wind just blown from behind? And were those just small stones flying into my face? The forecast was actually for blue skies and the best hiking weather, I thought, as I felt my way alone through the dense fog from marker to marker at over 3,000 metres.

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Trips and Travels

Shooting stars and ibexes – week 2 on the Via Glaralpina

Small stones slide away under the soles of my feet and roll down the steep cliff into the valley. With my hands I look for the next grip on the rock to pull myself up a little further. Furrowed and jagged, the glacier rises before my eyes – next to it crouches…

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Trips and Travels

Winter survival: 50 hours away from civilization

I startle. It is pitch dark. An icy breeze has blown snow crystals into my face. Is that what woke me up? Then I hear it again – very close to my sleeping bag. A soft crunching in the snow – but I can’t see anything. It is deep winter, the thermometer shows -8 degrees.

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My equipment

Rain wrap: My secret weapon on wet days

Plop. Plop. The first raindrops fall on my face as I descend from last night’s campsite. Then the slow rhythm quickly turns into a staccato and the rain rushes down on me. I whip out my little secret weapon – my rain skirt. Erm, what? A skirt?

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Product reviews

(Almost) barefoot at 2552m – my barefoot shoe guide

“With these shoes you can not possibly descend that next rocky stretch – THAT (points to hiking boots of my friend) are proper shoes for it!” says-scolds the older man indignantly, which we meet on the Prättigauer Höhenweg. And I understand him somehow, because…

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Sonnenaufgang Piz Languard: Julia Wunsch / @wunschengel im Engadin
Trips and Travels

Between peaks and pleasure: Hiking in the Engadine

The Engadine was calling – and I went. More precisely, hiked – on the Via Engadiana and up Piz Languard, between wild flower meadows, rugged mountain peaks and through fragrant larch forests. Follow me on a little journey…

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