I'm still unsure how much to write about the adventure that never ended in an epic way I had dreamed of so unlike before, I decided to edit the trip video first. Although, as my plan was to walk the whole GR11, I didn't shoot that much material during my time there in Spain. I … Continue reading GR11 – Trip video
(map from OpenStreetMap.org, edited by me) For long it has been clear to me that one day I would find myself standing near the border between France and Spain, at the shore of the Bay of Biscay. But instead of crowded and relatively flat road walk or coastal path towards Santiago de Compostela, my own pilgrimage would head east, to the mountains and towards the distant Mediterranean, facing whatever challenge the Pyrenees can throw against.
The English edition of my GR5 book - Alone Through the Alps: from Lake Geneva to Nice on the GR5, is now available HERE as an Amazon Kindle eBook. If needed, here's a free Kindle reading application for different devices (PC, Mac, phones, tablets). A PDF alternative can be found at Payhip (requires Paypal or … Continue reading AVAILABLE NOW – Alone Through the Alps: from Lake Geneva to Nice on the GR5
Crown snow-load weighs still heavy on the shoulders of candle-shaped spruces. From smallest branches jutting out from the snow to tallest trees standing exposed on the fell sides, everything is covered in magical rime and whiteness. But it would be only a matter of days, when the wind and risen temperatures will shake off the … Continue reading Saariselkä
Whether it's about knowing local history, cloud formations, notes on geology or botany, the more you're able to make observations of the nature, the richer the hiking experience. I had regret for long of recognizing mere handful of different bird species. A year ago I saw the movie The Big Year, which tells a warm … Continue reading The Big Year 2015