Mountaineering: Nadelhorn

SWITZERLAND | It’s high season for mountaineering, that means fully booked huts and a lot of mountaineers in the mountains. This weekend we went to the Nadelhorn, an easy mountain of 4327m. The hike up to the Mischabelhütte is pretty cool, it’s almost a Via Ferrata, I loved it! The hut has the most adorable…

Biking Plaine Morte – Sierre

SWITZERLAND | We had to wait one year to do this trail! Last year the cabin was closed the whole summer due to renovation and finally you can go again. The trail from the Plaine Morte glacier down to Sierre is one of the longest trails of Europe! We did 2610m descent and maybe 250m…

Biking the Sustenpass

SWITZERLAND | Biking down from the Sustenpass was a reoccurring discussion after my friends did this trail 2 years ago. They were talking about this epic trail every time we went to Hasliberg. But to do this trail you need to take the bus up to the Sustenpass first (1:22h from Meiringen). So it’s kind…

Multipitch during a thunderstorm

ITALY | The heatwave is also here a problem. It’s boiling hot in Italy, but up in the mountains it’s not that bad. We have around 25 degrees here. So we decided to do a multipitch in the shadow (orientation east) in the afternoon. Unfortunately a thunderstorm came pretty close to us. You climb a…

Multipitch in Tonezza del Cimone

ITALY| We are in Italy and besides eating our weight in pasta we also climb a bit. Today we did a 240m multipitch in Tonezza del Cimone (where Carlo’s dad grew up). It’s a small village in the piccole dolomiti which a huge forest. There is not a lot of construction, but so much wild…

Biking in the Bikepark Lavarone

ITALY | We went to the bikepark in Lavarone which is pretty close to the house we currently stay. It’s the old house of Carlo’s grandma in Tonezza del Cimone and it’s in the small Dolomites. It’s actually the area before the Dolomites (like the pre-alpes) and it’s absolutely beautiful. There is not a lot…

Climbing in Hatunmachay

PERU | Today we went rock climbing after one month of mountaineering only. Not gonna lie, it was pretty hard to restart, to use those arm muscles and trust in your legs again. But the place is absolutely beautiful! Such a powerful and impressive rock formation. Where: Huaraz, 1,5h to Hatunmachay, various climbing sectors from…

Mountaineering: Huascarán Sur

PERU | It all started already with a negative feeling. We couldn’t do Chopicalqui as we planned because there is a huge crevasse and nobody currently passes it. Then we wanted to do Artesonraju, but our guide said the conditions were bad (which wasn’t true). So we ended up with Huascaràn Sur, the highest mountain…

Mountaineering: Tocllaraju

PERU | After all the acclimatization and the trial mountains of Urus and Ishinca we were ready for the real deal. Well some of us, Ugo was stressed already the whole week and didn’t feel well. So he had to descent to Huaraz unfortunately. We packed our gear and tents and went up to the…

Mountaineering: Urus

PERU | We started today at 3:20 am to go to Urus. Apparently it’s only 3 kilometers but boy it’s steep!! The whole way up is basically straight up. In 4 hours we reached the summit with a spectacular view! I like especially the climbing part where you need your hands aswell, it’s more interesting…

Mountaineering: Ishinca

PERU |We arrived yesterday in the base camp and chilled the whole afternoon. We have two tents (one for Ugo and one for Carlo and me), a kitchen tent, a dining tent and a toilet tent. The base camp is at 4300m and it’s actually a huge platform full of cows, donkeys and tents. From…

Days of acclimatization

PERU | Before our expedition starts we do 4 days of acclimatization. First day we went up to 3800m to visit the Laguna Willcacocha. It’s a two hour easy hike and the scenery is beautiful! The second day we did the Laguna Aguak on 4560m which was a bit more challenging hike than the day…

Visiting the floating islands

PERU | We went on a two day trip to visit the floating island in Puno called Islas Uros. These islands only exists because of the tourism, so you can imagine how touristic and overpriced it was. It was very interesting to see how they build their floating islands and how they live. The night…

Hiking to la Montaña de siete colores (Rainbow mountain)

PERU | Our day started very early today. At 4 am we were supposed to get picked up by the guide to go to the Rainbow Mountain. We started with a delay (of 45min😡) and a verrrry long bus ride until we reached the valley. From the checkpoint you have to walk up 1,5h to…

Mountainbiking to Maras

PERU | We rented today mountainbikes to visit Moray with the special terraces where the Inkas tried to grow different vegetables and grains because the temperature is different (+/-10 degrees) on every terrace. And then the salt production in Salineras de Maras which is impressive and absolutely beautiful! Overall it’s a pretty easy trail, but…

Pisac – Visting the ruins

PERU | Today we went visiting Pisac which has several ruins and villages to visit. The place is less crowded than the famous Macchu Piccu but stunning and impressive! Where: From Cusco you take the taxi (4-5 soles) to Pisac, from there you either walk or you take another taxi to the top (13km). From…

Exploring the jungle

PERU | We are currently in Peru. Our first stop is the Amazon rainforest in Madre de Dios. To go there you need to take an airplane, a bus and 2h boat ride and then there is nothing but the lodge. It’s an amazing place in the middle of the rainforest. If you watch it…

Biking from the mountains to the lake

ITALY | Finally the weather seemed to be stable for the weekend. We wanted to do 41km from Molveno-Andalo-Cima di Paganella-Ranzo and back to Molveno. Apparently the tour is mostly done with e-bikes. Now we know why, the uphill parts are pretty steep 😅 Where: Molveno, circuit, many other options are possible What: Amazing view…

Climbing Sector Regina del Lago

ITALY | The day started with heavy rain, so we couldn’t go biking. Instead we drank cappuchinos and ate croissants filled with cream. For the afternoon we decided to drive down to Arco to see if it rained there aswell, maybe we were lucky and the rock is already dry. So we went to the…

Biking in Paganella Bike Park

ITALY | In Paganella is the biggest bike park in the area. Actually it’s the cities Molvena, Andalo and Fai together, that created the bike park two years ago. The trails are long, intersting, some are pretty hard and overall they are very cool & flowy. We bought a day pass (which means for Carlo…