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 decidedContinue reading “Camino del Norte, Irún – Santander”

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Pilgrimage to Santiago- the journey is the goal

Before I discovered hiking, it was the pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela in northern Spain, that fueled my outdoors dreams. For several years I had seen the pilgrims walking past my window or overtook them in my car, on the search for waves to surf. When one is comfortably sitting behind the wheel and makingContinue reading “Pilgrimage to Santiago- the journey is the goal”

The Basque Country from above

On our trip to the spanish Basque Country, from which we returned just a couple of hours ago, we got the chance to climb some lesser known peaks. The Basque Country has an absolutely stunning geography- there’s steep cliffs by the sea, rolling hills all over the place, with the occasional pointy mountain, randomly thrownContinue reading “The Basque Country from above”

Learning what to bring on a trip, or: evolution of my gear

Hiking in northern Spain, 2011 style. Learning what to bring on a trip or Evolution of my gear As I happen to frequently take pictures of all the gear I bring on a trip, I have an overview over how my setup has changed. I haven’t been into serious hiking for all too long, butContinue reading “Learning what to bring on a trip, or: evolution of my gear”