Jotunheimen – home of the giants

Jotunheimen This norwegian National Park is home to the 29 highest mountains of the country and has thus received it's name 'the home of the giants'. I was really excited to come here for the first time and see the landscape. Even though we have only been in one part of the region, I can... Continue Reading →

Winter Solitude

'Winter solitude-  in a world of one color  the sound of wind.' Matsuo Basho         The Mountains - grow unnoticed Their Purple figures rise Without attempt  Exhaustion Assistance or Applause  In Their Eternal Faces  The Sun with just delight  Looks long and last and golden For fellowship at night    Emily Dickinson    ... Continue Reading →

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 thrown... Continue Reading →

Building an igloo

Yesterday I shoveled up a lot of snow in the garden and let it freeze over night. This afternoon I started carving the pile out, making the walls gradually thinner and I got lucky not breaking through anywhere. I even gave it a little window. It looks so cozy and I would really like to... Continue Reading →

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