Winds in the mountains can be very strong. But what is the driving force for the winds and what is causing the difference during the day?Lees verder
Glaciers occur on all continents, as far as New Zealand and New Guinea are included in the continent of Oceania. The formation and growth of a glacier takes (quite literally) […]Lees verder
On the far south of Switzerland, bordering with Italy, we can find the Monte Rosa-group or range. It is often referred to as being just one mountain. However, it is […]Lees verder
The weather in the mountains can be very treacherous. Circumstances change very quickly: one moment it seems sweltering hot, but as soon as clouds appear in front of the sun […]Lees verder
The current avalanche risk in Switzerland is high: level 4 (out of 5). What’s the cause, and when is it over and thus safer again?Lees verder
High above picturesque Chamonix towers the highest mountain in the Alps: Mont Blanc. From the valley floor at 1000 meters, it is over 3800 meters to the summit. This elevation […]Lees verder
Four-thousand meters is a significant altitude in the European Alps. This page provides a list with their respective elevation.Lees verder
The fastest way to get from large parts of the French Alps into Italy is through the Mont Blanc Tunnel. But it isn’t cheap. What does it actually cost?Lees verder
What is the best way to adapt your body to increasing altitudes, without getting sick from altitude sickness?Lees verder
The PCT, AT and CDT form the Triple Crown of American long thru-hikes.
The American Perimeter Trail is the connecting element – the mother of long hikes.