Airolo – Faido

The calendar shows the 7th of October 2017, the alarm clock rings me out of the bed early in the morning. After breakfast I put on my hiking shoes and go to Ticino – where the weather is nice today.  At about eight o’ clock the train leaves the old Gotthard tunnel and enters Airolo station. Although it is still quite cold with around four degrees, I start walking right away down the Leventina. (more…)


It’s August 23,2017,7:00 in the morning. I reach Wasserauen with the Appenzellerbahn. I’m about to start my ascent. (more…)


It’s August 20, 2017: At 04:30 in the morning the alarm clock rings me out of bed. Soon I’ll be on the train to Valais. At 9 o’ clock I reach Fiesch and start climbing the Eggishorn.

First, the trail leads a narrow hiking trail up the forest to the valley station of the chairlift “Heimat”. The trail then follows a gravel road to Fiescheralp.