Category Archives: Hiking

Seeking out adventures in an era of comfort and pandemics (part 3): Trentino

Introduction

With the second wave of the pandemic arising, traveling gets more and more restricted again.

So I was considering my options for the remaining days of vacation in the current year: the immanent problem of how to keep my brain active and my comfort level low, but being at the same time responsible about the health of my fellow men (and not to forget my own).

Comfort is indeed a big problem.

I am presently drifting back in full Homeoffice mode with all its tempting conveniences, subtly and almost …

High Tatras, part 4 (Bystrá lávka, Priečne sedlo)

Introduction

After I’d explored parts of the High Tatras mountain range during the past year (August and October) I made further extensive tours this summer.

This time, my tours were supposed to be more difficult.

At least slightly. Otherwise I wouldn’t find any good reason for visiting the High Tatras again without having some sort of a challenge to begin with.

Though I love being in Slovakia, it is not necessarily about a particular place on the map. It is about doing something uncomfortable and discovering unknown territory, what …

Slovak Paradise (Suchá Belá)

Introduction

I had a few days off in the last week of June, so I made use of my regained freedom to travel for visiting Slovakia and the Slovak Paradise (Slovenský raj) for the second time in this year.

Admittedly, my first blog-article about the Slovak Paradise cannot serve as a somewhat useful account of the national park, since I marched only through a small part in the east during February as I encountered plenty of snow, but no other hikers.

This article tries to bridge this gap …