Around the World
This page contains stories and pictures from trips I did in various parts of the world. Enjoy!
- Sequoia and Carrizo Plain, California (November 2007)
- Hiking in Gros Morne, Newfoundland (August 2007)
Together with Barend, Craig, and Dalia (makes me wish my name started with an "A"),
I went on a hiking trip to
Gros Morne, Newfoundland. Gros Morne is a wilderness park with unmarked
trails, and the park staff have everybody pass a map & compass "exam"
before they let them enter the park. Quite pathetically, we failed the
"exam" on our first try and had to come back the next day to try again.
The trip was fun, though.
- Hiking in Killarney Provincial Park, Ontario (May 2005)
This was my second visit to Killarney. After the December trip, I had decided I wanted
to do the whole Killarney loop (103km) in the following summer. We started with a group
of 5 people, but had to split up soon...
- Hiking in Frontenac Park, Ontario (April 2005)
Looking for a nice place to hike for three days, Dalia, Dylan, and I could not find anything
interesting in Southwestern Ontario, since the Massasauga would not open before early May. So,
we went to Frontenac park, about an hour from Kingston. While far too civilized (plastic toilet
boxes at every campground), the park turned out to be relatively empty, and we did not meet
- Cross-country and cross-lake skiing on Bruce Peninsula National Park, Ontario (March 2005)
Brett and I went on a 3-day cross-country skiing trip over the Easter weekend.
At the end, it was not really cross-country, as we spent most of our
time skiing on the frozen Georgian Bay.
- Cross-country skiing in Algonquin Provincial Park, Ontario (February 2005)
This was one of my first real skiing experiences. Accordingly, I spent most of my time
on the ground, trying to stand up again.
- Hiking in Killarney Provincial Park, Ontario (December 2004)
We did a three-day winter hiking trip in
on the north shore of Georgian Bay, about 6 hours from Waterloo. Although we had luck with the
weather (little wind, little snowfall, blue sky most of the time), this also meant that the
nights were frigging cold... -28°C.
- Hiking on Bruce Peninsula, Ontario (Thanksgiving 2004)
Not really a trek, we had two days of hiking in
Bruce Peninsula National Park
on the Thanksgiving weekend. We were lucky with the weather and nature
presented to us some colorful trees in the Canadian fall.
- Canoeing in Algonquin Provincial Park, Ontario (June 2004) (in German)
is Ontario's second largest
provincial park, about 3 hours north of Toronto. With a total size of 7800 square km,
Algonquin is three times as big as the Saarland. The park offers a few hiking trails
(the longest is about 70 km or 3 days), but more importantly 1600 km of official
- Hiking in Hardangervidda, Norway (Summer 2002) BROKEN LINK
In summer 2002, we spent two wonderful weeks on the Hardangervidda,
an elevated plain in southern Norway. Although the nights became quite
cold (the Vidda's average altitude is about 1200m), we had a great
time -- without the ubiquitous mosquitos of Scandinavia's marshes
we had already got used to.
- Hiking/Canoeing in Sweden/Norway (Summer 2001) (in German)
In 2001, we tried something new: Canoes, which we rented at a canoe
club near to Arvika in mid-Sweden. After a week, Toby became ill and had to go
home. So, I decided to keep on travelling by walking on my own through the
northern Fjaell from Abisko to Narvik.
- Hiking on the West Highland Way, Scotland (Summer 2000) (in German)
In 2000, four friends decided to walk through the beautiful Glens
of the Northern Highlands and part of the West Highland Way.
Our "preparation material" as well as some of the pictures we took
in the Highlands are presented here.
- Hiking on Kungsleden, Sweden (Summer 1998) BROKEN LINK
This was our first "real" walk in the Scandinavian Fjaell.
We started in Abisko, in northern Sweden, from where we walked
down part of the Kungsleden (actually, we chose to take a slightly
different route because Kungsleden seemed quite over-crowded) to
Nikkaluokta. Since one of us became ill (and quite seriously ill,
that is), we split. The remaining three took Trondheim and
Stavanger (with Prejkestolen) in addition.
- Cycling in Southern Sweden (1996) BROKEN LINK
Where it all began...