West Highland Way – Scotland

This April I have been able to make a long held dream reality – going for a long walk in Scotland. In the middle of April me and my two eldest sons flew to Glasgow and embarked on the renowned and well-trodden West Highland Way, 154km (95 miles) and 4000+ metres of elevation in the course of a week. We were really lucky weather wise and although the path is very well indicated and quite broad and well maintained, it was still a great challenge, especially for us who had not done any or very little hiking before starting our adventure. The plan was to sleep mostly under our tarp, but not carry more food than needed, and we pretty much stuck to it.

The first official stage ends after 20km but we didn’t feel it was right to stop at noon and so we continued over Conic Hill towards Balmaha and Milarrochy Bay where we stayed at the campground after a tough 35km and 9,5 hours. We knew that night that we had pushed it too far and were in for a much shorter second day.

To be continued …

Skitour to Wildalm (1613m)

Just a quick first entry on my outdoor life. I have been on a quick tour to Wildalm, a mountain hut in Upper Austria. It is a hike of 900m up and down. Had planned on going straight up to the summit, but winds and snowfall were too heavy. My two dogs had a hard time getting down again in the deep powder snow.

Some impressions