Tag Archive: trekking

Jeseniky Traverse Day 1, Sobotin to Ovcarna

9/30/2013 Jeseníky, mountain range in the uppermost part of Northern Moravia, home of the highest peaks of the region. It is also known for its kosodřevina (Mountain Pine), several areas of rašeliniště (peat… Continue reading

Alta Via 2 Day 6, Hotel Garni Roberta to Refugio Passo Valles

9/2/2013 After a fulfilling breakfast we spend the first part of Labor Day laboring up a long hill. The sun is out, it seems that weather-wise it is going to be the best… Continue reading

Alta Via 2 Day 5, Refugio Capanna Passa to Hotel Garni Roberta

8/31/2013 With another taxing day ahead of us we are on move at 8:12 a.m. descending from Refugio Capanna Passa atop Piz Boe via “the easier” route which involves three cable protected sections.… Continue reading

Alta Via 2 Day 3 – Refugio Genova to Refugio Puez

8/29/2013 The sky hold hints of sunrise color, a thin line of purple on the horizon. Excited for a day with views we eat breakfast consisting of bread, butter, jam, cheese, few pieces… Continue reading

Alta Via 2 Day 2 – Refugio Plose to Refugio Genova

8/28/2013 We rise early to catch the sunrise but sunrise is not going to happen. The Rifugio is completely engulfed in clouds, we can hardly see as far as the railing on the… Continue reading

Alta Via 2 Day 1, Bressanone to Refugio Plose

8/27/2013 The bus leaves Bressanone at 9:33 a.m. from a stop near the town’s university, line 321 towards St. Andrä. Fare is free if you have Brixen Card which you can obtain at… Continue reading

EBC Day 12 + 13, Back in Lukla

10/20/2012 + 10/21/2012 There are only two planes flying instead of the regular four, and for a while the weather shuts down the flights altogether. Eventually they resume but with every minute gone… Continue reading

EBC Day 11, Namche Bazaar to Lukla

10/19/2012 I remember clearly the people we met during our first day of trekking laboring up the last hill before reaching Lukla, and ever since I dread that incline. Perhaps they were rushing… Continue reading

EBC Day 2, Phakding – Namche Bazaar

10/10/2012 All together we are a group of 6. Our guide Dorji is not as chatty as the sherpa guiding our Australian friends, but he seems polite every time we ask a question and genuinely… Continue reading

EBC Day 1, Lukla – Phakding

10/09/2012 We have about an hour in Lukla, the gate to the Everest Base Camp trek and other destinations. We stroll through the street which are full of life. The planes seems to… Continue reading