Trans Swiss Trail 11: Faido – Aquarossa

The emancipation from stupid trail planning. An extreme internet research which lasted maybe ten minutes told me the following: Yes, the Strada Alta in the Leventina is a popular hiking trail for people who don’t like hiking that much that they consider going more than five miles per day and no, it doesn’t get much better on the last part of the Leventina.Read More »Trans Swiss Trail 11: Faido – Aquarossa

TST 5: Biasca – Lugano

Switzerland is not a poor country. That’s why we have built a new tunnel through the alps for 6.4 billion. That’s only a fraction of the entire project costs of nearly 18 billion and we have decided since to build an additional road tunnel as well.

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TST 4: Bern – Langnau

The weather forecast was horrible. Snowfall, no sun, minus 3 degrees Celsius. Had a look at the profile of the hike: It will go up to 1000 m. There will be snow up there. Got new shoes on Friday, it is funny, nobody in the city of Zurich has Hokas. By now I know what to expect from them as this is my third pair already. I seriously run the other two pairs down in no time.Read More »TST 4: Bern – Langnau

TST 3: Cudrefin – Bern

Panic stroked me. The meteorologist on TV explained how to create an ice-lantern and they were warning from incoming much colder weather. I usually wore my warmer gloves on the way to work but they don’t warm my hands enough. I felt the necessity to get warmer gloves.Read More »TST 3: Cudrefin – Bern