Category: Hiking

  • Bad Wiessee hike

    After competing in the Wallberg Berglauf the day before, I had a full day left in the Tegernsee region before my 600km drive back to Luxembourg. And while there were heavy rains all throughout the day, I was determined to not let it go to waste – it would be a shame to be in […]

  • Pico de la Zarza, Fuerteventura (#3)

    As a former competitive sprinter, I find that I still strive on challenges, and attempting to beat the clock. With my GPS watch troubles on my second ascent of Pico de la Zarza two days prior that prevented not just a comparison to my previous effort but also others; and the knowledge that so far […]

  • Pico de la Zarza, Fuerteventura (#2)

    Two days after my walk/run up Pico de la Zarza, the achilles tendon was slowly getting manageable again and I was pondering another run or hike. For a while, I was telling myself that I was too tired for a big effort; but then decided to just go for it anyway. While packing my running […]

  • Pico de la Zarza, Fuerteventura

    We’re currently vacationing on Fuerteventura. I set out once more to ascend the island highpoint, Pico de la Zarza (807m) – for the third time on our third stay on the island. I parked my rental car just off the roundabout on the FV-2 highway. This is the start of the main Strava segment, and […]

  • Hochsölden to Rotkogel (2947m) and Schwarzkogel (3018m)

    Distance: 14,97 km Time: 6:06:03 Avg Pace: 24:28 min/km Elevation Gain: 1.338 m Calories: 1.941 C

  • Sölden to Schwarzsee

    Distance: 21,29 km Time: 5:31:14 Avg Pace: 15:34 min/km Elevation Gain: 1.483 m Calories: 2.007 C

  • Combining a photo assignment with a walk (1/May/2014)

    The newspaper had assigned me to cover a cycle race on May 1st, which is a legal holiday in Luxembourg. The 27e Grand Prix OST Manufaktur was scheduled to start at 14:30 and the first riders were supposed to cross the finish line around 17:40. In between, they were to cover 13 laps of 9.3km each. […]

  • Hike at “Naturschutzgebitt Haard”

    Distance hiked: 12,75 km in 2:25:17; with an average pace of 11:24 min/km and 293 m elevation gain.

  • Hike and climb to Zwölferspitze (Secondary summit)

    Ascent from valley floor (Neder) via Pinnistal, past Elferspitze on normal route. Scramble from Zwölfernieder to the secondary summit of Zwölferspitze (2562m) required some easy climbing (UIAA II). Return via panorama trail and cable car. 19km for the day, 1900m ascent, 1100m descent.

  • Hike and climb to Elferspitze (Östlicher Elferturm)

    Ascend from valley floor (Neder) via Pinnistal. Climb via Nordwand Klettersteig (rated “difficult”, “C/D”). 22km for the day, 1650m elevation gain and loss.