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…

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…

Finally a real winter adventure

…Okay, the word ‘adventure’ is relative. What we did was nothing extraordinary but I have to set one foot in front of the other and this was my most advanced winter trip so far. It was the first time we went without a group and the first time we took the pulka (sled) with us….