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Hiking & Trekking

Hiking & Trekking

Should you spend the night in a tent? Go off the beaten track? What should you cook today? Whether you prefer going on a 1-day hike or a multi-day trek, we always have the best tips for you.

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by Alpinetrek-Expert

Tom

Bivouacking entails sleeping outside without a shelter. In other words, sleeping directly under the stars. For some, the thought of sleeping outside and potentially having creatures crawl over them whilst sleeping sounds like a nightmare, for others, bivouacking represents complete freedom. Here’s a list of what you’ll need for your bivouacking trip: Clothes Sport shirts […]

by Alpinetrek-Expert

Guest author

If you enjoy spending lots of time outdoors, then you need to be optimally protected against the elements. Whether you opt for a waterproof hardshell jacket, an insulating down or synthetic jacket or a softshell jacket that can protect you against the wind will entirely depend on where and how you’ll use it. While functional […]

by Alpinetrek-Expert

Simon

For many people, roaming alone through the vast mountains of Norway, the Cairngorms in Scotland or similarly deserted hiking areas is pure fulfilment, the supreme discipline in hiking or trekking. The peace and quiet and self-imposed solitude make solo tours a very special experience. You are completely on your own and have to make all […]

by Alpinetrek-Expert

Simon

If you’re in the market for a simple-to-use stove, then an alcohol stove is the way to go. These stoves are affordable and barely require any maintenance. They’re fuelled by denatured alcohol, which is ethanol that has bitter additives to make it toxic and undrinkable. In outdoor use, the stoves have a special type of […]

by Bergfreund

Jörn

Go up to the mountains, they said. It’s nice there, they said. But no one mentioned that it can also be quite exhausting. And certainly no one mentioned that it could have been significantly more pleasant with sticks. It is one of those “aha” moments that you experience every now and then when climbing mountains. […]

by Alpinetrek-Expert

Lisa

Today we want to take a look at the topic of ultra-light walking and ultra-light trekking. We’ll take a look at how I came to explore this topic, what entering into the ultra-light touring world looks like and what you should consider when doing so. Ultra-light – that’s what I’m talking about The term ultra-light […]

by Bergfreund

Jörn

Last Sunday I went to the forest to look for mushrooms. Unfortunately, it had rained the night before, so I was expecting it to be pretty muddy. Normally I wear worn out running shoes or my approach shoes when I’m heading into the forest, but because it was looking muddy, I decided to wear my […]

by Alpinetrek-Expert

Guest author

I belong to the Sneaker generation. “Sneakers”, as my mom still says, are in my opinion not only for sport and have been for a long time. And when my colleague Jörn asked me if I would like to test the brand new adidas Terrex Free Hiker, I was naturally hooked. But I was also […]
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