The Mountains are Melting

Do I like danger? No, not really. But do I like rocky trails with 200-meter drop-offs? Yeah, I kind of do. I also like trails that take me straight up a mountain at a 50-degree angle for four hours. Those are good for the heart, but the rocky ridges are better for my fear of […]

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Me and My Camera in Ötztal

I have a new camera, which means right now there’s a user’s manual with teensy-weensy instructions (pica -20 or I’m just getting old) feeling neglected—crammed down in the box by a rather irritated new owner. I am a man—despite the last post—therefore I do not need to read the instructions. So off my camera and […]

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Sacks, Boats, and Clots!

In New Zealand, there are tons of things to do. Imagine the most extreme outdoor activity, and the Kiwis do it, only better. You could camp, tramp, bike and surf; kayak, snowboard, heli-ski and scuba dive. We didn’t do any of that stuff, but we did find the fence with all the bras on it. […]

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