Vorderrhein and Hinterrhein becomes Rhine

Monday, 27 February 2017: It is five o’ clock in the morning, I get up, have breakfast and set off for Graubünden. At 8:15 am I arrive at the station Versam-Safien. First I climb the slope to Versam, which is about 200 meters higher than the station. (more…)

Ice hiking along the Vorderrhein

It’s Saturday, February 25th. At 5 o’ clock the alarm clock rings me out of my bed. The weather forecast predicts fantastic weather with temperatures around freezing point. With warm clothes, I walk to the train station in St. Gallen. Shortly before 9am I reach Trun and head down the Vorderrhein. (more…)

Beautifully weather in Bünderland

The calendar sheet shows Wednesday, October 5,2016, I get up early in the morning and take the train to Sedrun. The views are magnificent. The weather forecast predicts ten hours of sunshine and cloudless weather. On the train I wonder when the sun will finally come up. Much more clouds do not fit there.
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Hike to the beautiful Ticino

It’s Saturday, August 27, 2016, so the weather forecast predicts fantastic weather, so I’m taking the first train to Göschenen and Andermatt. The journey continues by post bus to Hospental, where the ascent to the Gotthard Pass begins.
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Oberalp Pass

It is Thursday 25 August 2016 and the summer is at its best: it should be hot and sunny – ideal to go up into the sky. A colleague picks me up at 5:30 and we drive to Andermatt together.
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Morning hike down the Furka

It’s July 5, 2016. I’m waking up slowly on the Furka Pass. It’s 5:30 a. m. and the day’s starting to come. After a short night with a glorious starry sky, I watch the sunrise and head down into the valley to Andermatt.
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Policemen, marmots and the Milky Way

It’s Monday, July 4th, 2016 and the calendar shows a new moon – an ideal day to climb the Furka Pass and sleep there. After the alarm clock rang me out of bed at 4:25 a. m., I grabbed my last things and had breakfast, I set off for the train station. 5:37 the suburban train leaves, at 9:25 am I reach Münster. The adventure can begin.
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Heat in the Goms

We write the 22nd of June 2016 and I get up early in the morning, pack my last things and set off for Rümlang station. A few hours later, at 9:20 am I reach Niederwalden in Goms. (more…)

Up to the Goms via Stock and Stein

We write Sunday, May 15,2016 and I get up early in the morning and set off for the train station. I reach Brig at 8:10. First, I set my new poles to the right height (never walked with walking sticks before). Then I’ll head for Fiesch.
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On the most directway to Brig

Early in the morning I get out of bed. After a good breakfast I will soon be on the train to Valais. At 8:20 am I reach Visp shortly after the end of the Lötschberg Base Tunnel. Follow the trail to Brig, which is signposted with 2h 45min.
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