Category Archives: Hiking

Small hiking tours in Europe

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

Note

The following text is the continuation of a past article about hiking tours in Northern Italy (Trentino) in fall 2020.

Cima Roccapiana, July 25

Mezzocorona, a town surrounded by large vineyards on 219 meters AMSL (Above Mean Sea Level; every height stated below is AMSL), is reachable from Trento by train within fifteen minutes.

The target I had chosen for this day was Cima Roccapiana (“Flat Rock Peak”) in the north of Mezzocorona, boasting a height of 1873 meters.

So I had to …

Karwendelgebirge (Wörner Sattel, Pleisenspitze, Westliche Karwendelspitze)

Table of contents

  1. Introduction
  2. Karwendel mountain range
    1. Wörner Sattel, June 19
    2. Pleisenspitze, June 26
    3. Westliche Karwendelspitze, July 8
  3. Conclusion

1. Introduction

From my childhood on until my early 20s, I had been struggling with chronic diseases such as inflammation of the middle ear and bronchial asthma.

These diseases made participation in social activities often a torment during a good deal of my teenage days and I became somewhat a loner in school, developing disagreeable mannerisms which were hard to get rid of in later stages of my life.

My lung …

Seeking out adventures in an era of comfort and pandemics (part 2): 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 this 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).

For me, the trappings of comfort are indeed a big problem.

I am presently drifting back in full homeoffice-mode with all its tempting conveniences, …