Mountaineering course in the Ötztaler Alps in Austria

TREK REPORT 19-26 September 2020 I did a C1 mountaineering course with the Dutch Alpine club NKBV in the Ötztaler Alps in Austria. Our base was the Ötztaler Naturcamping in Huben and from there we made six day-trips in the Sölden area with our experienced guide, Bergführer Alexander Giacomelli from Alpinesport-Center. We practiced rope techniques, … Continue Reading

Weekend trek and bushcraft in the Ardennes

TREK REPORT 6-8 Sep. 2019 I did some hiking, wild camping and bushcraft with Leon Reteig in the French Ardennes near Fumay. Total distance: 21 km. Our route (including campsites) on Google Maps Other weekend treks in the French Ardennes Weekend trek in the French Ardennes (2014) Navigating the French Ardennes (2011) Warning Trek Reports … Continue Reading

Kayaking at the Vinkeveense Plassen

Only a 20-minute drive South of Amsterdam is the popular nature and watersports area the Vinkeveense Plassen. I went kayaking there a few times over the years with friends. We rented kayaks at Vinkeveen Haven (about €20 for 4 hours per kayak). They also have the convenient free map “Vinkeveense Plassen Recreatie- en Plassenkaart”. Here … Continue Reading