Meeting a good friend in the Swiss Mountains

Posted on 14 Juli 2014 | 27 responses

Making trips with good friends is excellent, but when you have the chance wo meet outdoor enthusiasts from other countries it is superb. Such a chance I had last year. Jotaro the owner from Locus Gear was at the UL Summit in Finland and after that trip Willi and myself had the chance to meet him in the Swiss mountains for another trip.

One day before I travelled with Willi to Switzerland and we decided to stay for the night at the parksite at Buffalora, where we wanted to meet Jotaro in the early morning on the next day. Late in the evening we arrived in Buffalora and it was too late to pitch a shelter next to the street, so we decided to drive back to Müstair for a cold beer and a snack in a restaurant and spend the night in my car.

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OutDoor Show 2014 Preview

Posted on 10 Juli 2014 | 2 responses

One year is over and the doors of the OutDoor Show in Friedrichshafen will open from today until Sunday. Lots of new and interesting gear is shown there and many interesting people are at the show to present their products or just to have a look at the new gear. Before the show starts I want to pick up some higlights.

NW Alpine presents a new and redesigned model of the Eyebright Jacket. This one is one of the lightest waterproof breathable jackets on the market and is made with a special Cuben Fiber.

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With Altai Hoks in the Swiss Mountains

Posted on 1 April 2014 | 1 response

The winter was a total failure, so why should not I post a short report of trip from last year winter and the experiences with the Altai Hoks 145.

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My last trip on New Year’s Eve was not successful. OK we were a really cool  group, but in the end I disappointed the others with my broken snowshoes and we had to cancel this trip. Hope we can do it again guys. But I did not wanna finish my winter season with this canceled trip, so I contacted Anatol to ask if he have some time for a last trip. This time I did not wanna use snowshoes and I decided to buy some Altai Hoks 145 skis, telemark boots and binding. This was a complete new experience for me. Until then I made my only  ski experiences on BC skis on a prepared trail. It was an crazy experience to go without ski skills into the mountains, but I wanted to try it.

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Cottage News for 2014

Posted on 5 Februar 2014 | 1 response

New Year, New Gear. After the successful article in 2013 and the superb cooperation with Hendrik from Hiking in Finland, we both decided to do it again and present you all the new finest gear from the cottages for the year 2014.

 

 

Lite Trail

Lite Trail will soon have in stock an upgrade of the Ti Shepherd’s Hook Tent Stake. The stakes will be powder coated in nearly bombproof Hi-Vis Lime Green on the top portion. Soi you will never loose one of these bright green stakes.

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2013 in fast forward and a preview for 2014

Posted on 6 Januar 2014 | 2 responses

The year 2013 started like most of the years before with warm and rainy period and a big flood on all our rivers. We go such much water that it was too dangers for packrafting trips. Only on few days we had a bit of snow, but it was not really much that I could have gone on a backcountry ski or snowshoe trip. So it was only time for some overnighter or day trips.

Instead of staying at home I visited the UL Community Winter Meeting in the Harz mountains. There was a bit of snow and some cold temps and it was a pleasure to meet all these people from our community again.

The snow conditions in the mid of Germany are really bad, because we are living in a really flat area. Either we are getting a big batch of snow for two or three weeks or we are getting not snow, but temps down to -20°C. Both options are bad and if I could choose I would take a mixture of both. While there was no snow until March I decided to visit the snow. Where can you do this better than in the Engadine. I made a very nice trip with Anatol in the Engadine mountains and this for the first time on skis.

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