Category Archives: Hiking and Mountaineering

Small hiking and mountaineering tours in Europe.

Ascent to Nosi (Hardangervidda nasjonalpark)

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Hiking tour from Lofthus (100 meters AMSL) to Nosi (1016 meters AMSL) and beyond across the Vidda.

Nosi is an elevation in the Hardangervidda nasjonalpark (national park) in South Norway.

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The actual hiking season starts in July in this part of Norway, so many footpaths were impassable or untraceable due to (melting) snow, and summer bridges had not been mounted yet.… read more

Ascent to Kościelec (High Tatras)

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Hiking tour from Kuźnice (1011 meters AMSL) to Kościelec (2155 meters AMSL) via Schronisko Murowaniec (1500 meters AMSL).

Kościelec is a mountain in the Polish part of the High Tatras mountain range.

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Kuźnice can be reached by bus from Zakopane.

Crampons and an Ice Axe are mandatory equipment items in wintry conditions (checking the avalanche reports beforehand should be a matter of course). I would also … read more

Hike to Kirkjubøreyn (Faroe Islands)

The Faroe Islands are a group of eighteen islands in the North Atlantic Ocean, boasting beside its remoteness with very erratic and unpredictable weather all year round.

So doing small hikes in the vicinity of larger settlements like the capital Tórshavn are kind of reasonable outdoor activities, but anything beyond that would be rather foolish during the winter time, especially if you’re hiking alone like myself who is also not … read more