Tag: hiking

  • Looking Back In Time

    Looking Back In Time

    For a few days now I’ve been looking through thousands of pictures to make sure that they’re synced from iCloud to the Photo app before they’re deleted. In so doing I noticed how far in front of a group I was hiking a few years ago. Instead of hiking with the group I was so […]

  • From Grächen to Zermatt via the longest suspension bridge: part one

    From Grächen to Zermatt via the longest suspension bridge: part one

    Hiking from Grächen to Zermatt via the longest Suspension bridge is an interesting two-day hike. It provides you with views of glaciers, boulder fields, scree slopes and more. It also provides you with the opportunity to cross a suspension bridge that takes six minutes. Hiking up from Grächen The hike up from Grächen takes you […]

  • Caught in a hailstorm 200 meters from the peak

    Caught in a hailstorm 200 meters from the peak

    A few days ago a group of us were caught in a hailstorm 200 metres from the peak. When we were approaching the summit we aimed to climb clouds came in and covered the peak and rain fell. At this moment we had doubts about going on. Half an hour later the clouds had gone, […]

  • Day 1: Hiking from Gryon to Villars Sur Ollon.

    Day 1: Hiking from Gryon to Villars Sur Ollon.

    First evening This weekend I went on a two day hike. It was a combination of a Summit Foundation themed hike and a Wehike event. The hike was over two days and two nights. We arrived on Gryon on Friday night and stayed at the Chalet Martin. This is a nice relaxed backpacker hostel with […]

  • K2 With a Drone

    K2 with a Drone is a documentary following Petr Jan Juracka, a scientific photographer’s trip to K2 with Klara Kolouchova with two drones. He performed extensive testing before setting off on the trip. He flew the drone in a hyperbaric chamber to see how it would react. He flew it in freezing conditions to check […]

  • Visiting the Creux de Van and spending time with Bouquetins.

    Visiting the Creux de Van and spending time with Bouquetins.

    Images I saw of the Creux de Van made me want to visit the location in person. Yesterday despite the mediocre weather I went there. From Neuchatel you drive towards Noiraigue. Free parking is available. For the first hour you are walking up a steep winding path. A few trees have fallen, stones and mud […]

  • The summer eccentricity.

    There are four phones on my desk that are well adapted to tracking hikes. There is the nexus one, the e51, n95 and n97. The reason I mention this is battery life. In my experience if you go on a long hike at least one of the phones will die. You could buy an extra […]