Living in Sweden’s Alaska

Working in the mountains is unlike most other workplaces. Anybody who ever spent a season in the Alps or in the Scandinavian mountains will probably agree with me.  This summer I got the chance to spend three months in Ritsem. Ritsem is a very small village at the end of a 150 km long road,…

Estrela Grande Trail – Race Report 15k

On the 20th of May I participated in the Estrela Grande trail run, in the portuguese Serra da Estrela. I was going to be in the area anyways, since I’m currently writing on a hiking guide for northern Portugal. While looking online for some races I could participate in, I stumbled upon this 15 k…

Camino del Norte, Irún – Santander

This May we unexpectedly got the chance to go on another trip together. May is not really the ideal month for a trip to the mountains, it’s somewhere between winter and summer (you might call it spring), which usually means a lot of snow left and high floods from the snow melt. So we decided…

Ideas for cheap & lightweight outdoors meals and snacks

Everytime I go on a longer hike food is a topic. How many meals to bring, which snacks, what to eat for breakfast,… it is an endless subject for discussion, planning and shopping. When out for a long hike almost everybody likes to fantasize about pizza, beer, something fried and fresh salad. I’m convinced that it…