Trip reports Archive

Preikestolen (Pulpit rock) | 604 m | Lysefjord, Norway | 13-16 april, 2017 For this year’s Easter holidays my girlfriend and I decided to go have a look at the much notorious Preikestolen or Pulpit Rock, which is the name most english speaking folks know the peak by. It is one of Scandinavia’s as well as Northern Europe’s absolute top natural attractions. Sitting on the Western side of the Lysefjord it is in close proximity of one of Norways larger cities Stavanger (NOR), which is connected to the rest of the world by both airport and ferry, which makes it very accessible.  That’s me and my girlfriend Mie sitting on the edge of Preikestolen. It is “only” a 604 m drop behind us :p We decided

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In the spring of 2013 I went to the Dutch Wadden sea island of Ameland to do some research for my study on Innovation in Northern european coastal tourism. I first heard about it in march where the mayor of the island visited Denmark, to tell about the ways, in which they are using events to promote the place and to provide tourists with memorable experiences. For instance, they are hosting the biggest Beach Rugby tournament in the world as well as having a Mountainbike race with more than 6000 participants, just to mention a few. When comparing that to the location and the size of the island + the fact that it is located within a world heritage site, I thought.. “that’s crazy”. I

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Do you know that feeling of having just had a perfect day in the outdoors? One of those days where everything just clicks; the weather is smiling to you, you’re in an awesome flow and you just get rewarded with the most exceptional views. I had one of those days yesterday on Esja. It was a beautiful day and I wanna share a couple of pics with you guys. Enjoy :-) Waking up with that feeling of ”today’s gonna be a good day”, I went outside to check how the mountains were doing. And when Esja presents herself so brilliantly in the morning glow as she did yesterday you just know it’s gonna be a good day :-) Looking down on Reykjavik and surroundings from

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So my fellow-intern Thilo and I decided to go for a trip to those islands in South Iceland which everyone seems to be talking about. The Westman islands (or Vestmannaeyjar as they call them here) are a group of 15 islands located just off the coast in South West Iceland. The name is said to originate from the Irish slaves who used to live there and were captured by the Vikings. The Irish were traditionally reffered to as „Westmen“ … which makes no sense at all since Ireland is located more easterly than Iceland… but that‘s a different story :-) What the Westman islands are really famous for though is extraordinary volcanic eruptions. In 1963 an undersea eruption formed an island known as Surtsey. How

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Here are some pictures from my last trip to the mountains of Lago di Como. Although only staying for a weekend indeed it was an eventful trip. Deep snow, great weather conditions and elderly italian people insisting on giving us lifts down the mountain :) The prime goal of the trip was to try and scale the mountain of Monte Legnone, which sits on the northeastern corner of the lake. On our two previous trips to the lake my brother and I had been admiring this peak. On the last trip we even attempted an ascent of it but it was called off due to cloudy weather, forcing us to climb Legnone’s shorter neighbor of Legnoncino. Amazing views of the lago and its surroundings while

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The ‘Hörnli hut walk’ or the ‘Matterhorn hike’ is one of the more popular hikes to do from Zermatt and therefore you can often be joined by a bunch of other hikers. When you look at it, really there’s no reason why it shouldn’t be so. The hike goes up one of the most famous mountains in the world, there’s a restaurant at the top and you can go halfway by lift. We sure did meet quite a few people up there – all with different skill levels. This however didn’t spoil the trip at all. you don’t really notice the people, cause the views occupy your eye pretty much the whole way. We started off not too early in the morning – at least not

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Although not particularly high, Kasprowy Wierch (1987 m) is perhaps the most famous mountain on the Polish side of the Tatra mountains. This is largely due to the cable car, which is going from Kuznice to the summit. This is how most tourists get to the top of the main Tatra ridge, from where multiple hiking trails and ski slopes start. The mountain is also characterized by having a meteorological observatory standing on the summit, as seen in the image below. I have been on the mountain two times. In the summer of 2010, where I did the traverse from Giewont and in the summer of 2013 as an intermediate stop on the Swinica hike. The mountain offers splendid views in all directions. To the North: Zakopane and

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