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... Continue Reading →

The other Mallorca

Hiking on the island of Mallorca certainly doesn't have a lot of prestige. When you announce going to the Alps or crossing the Pyrenées, everyone acknowledges the effort you will put into the hike. When you talk about Mallorca, people usually assume that you will get drunk and lie on the beach. This was as... Continue Reading →

Three weeks on Nordkalottleden

Abisko - Ritsem - Ny-Sulitjelma - Vaimok - Kvikkjokk Day 1- 15km/ 4 hours After a quick morning flight to Kiruna, we arrive in Abisko around noon. I buy a bottle of gas and off we go for the first stage. Kungsleden trail is in a sad state, with tracks from 4x4 vehicles all over... Continue Reading →

Losing weight

While I'm not concerned about losing any body fat, I recently started to be more careful about the weight I carry in my backpack. When you walk a lot with a backpack on and it's too heavy for your body, you will eventually start getting pain. This can simply be inconvenient or in the worst... Continue Reading →

First visit to the Alps

Visiting the Alps has for a long time been on my bucket list. When I hear 'The Alps' I imagine an ocean of rocks, snow covered peaks to the horizon, the birthplace of mountain sports. After having seen a small part of the Austrian Alps now, I'm really impressed by the mountains themselves as well... Continue Reading →

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