A glimpse of the backcountry – An overnight hike to Yosemite’s Vogelsang

If you are looking for an easy overnight backpacking trip in Yosemite National park, this a hike up to Vogelsang camp is the way to go. It is not too strenuous and takes you into the beautiful backcountry including great views,  refreshing swimming holes and cosy campsites.

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The “Baby-Trek” in Markha Valley – A taste of the Himalayas in India’s far north

Ladakh – the little kingdom in the very north of India – is the perfect place to get a first taste of trekking on the top of the world. Especially if you start off light with what locals teasingly call the “Baby Trek” because it’s so short and easy. You might laugh with them at first. You won’t anymore when you try to make your way up to that top of the pass at a gruesome altitude of 5260 meters.

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The Highest Point in the Lower 48 – On hiking Mount Whitney

Ever since I travelled to the US for the first time five years ago and I set eyes on Mt Whitney on a overnight stop in Lone Pine I wanted to climb this highest point in the Lower 48. So I was superstoked when this time things all worked out starting from getting permits to the weather playing along to beating the altitude all the way to the top. So… this is how its done in five steps.

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Jaam, Didi – Female power on Nepals trekking routes

For twenty years the 3 Sisters Trekking Agency has been training female guides and porters. They empower Nepali women by enabling them to work and they show men that they belong on the treks too. How important their effort is I was shown on my twelve days trek to Annapurna Basecamp.

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