Difficulty levels of mountain trails

Again and again we are asked “Is the tour also suitable for us? How difficult is it? Can I even do it?” Especially in the mountains it is not uncommon that people overestimate themselves or underestimate the tour. Unfortunately, there is not yet a globally uniform system in this area. Also in Germany, Austria and Switzerland the various claim levels are not uniform.
Therefore you can find an overview of the different systems here.

Hochgrat: Trekking Winter

If you are looking for a short, enjoyable winter hike in Germany, you have come to the right place. In a 4-day tour in the Allgäu Alps, the path from the Hochgrat cable car to the Gündlesscharte and back is very easy to master and is also ideal for beginners.

Nelson Lakes National Park: Trekking Summer

Thick clouds form in the sky as we park our car on the Mt Robert carpark (880m). What happened? There was bright sunshine just a minute ago…
But hey, there is no bad weather and we are not made from sugar. Put the sweater out and put on the rain jacket and then let’s go to the Angelus Hut (1650m).

Harz Witches’ Trail: Trekking Summer

In the center of Germany lies one of the most beautiful hiking trails of the country: The Harz Witches’ Trail.
With a total distance of 150km, the long-distance trail leads from Osterode to Thale. It combines magical places with largely untouched nature and insights of the history of the Harz mining industry.

​Ore Mountains: Trekking Winter

The firs bend under the snow. The air is cold and clear. It is silent on the clearing. I put my head back and look up to the sky. Countless stars twinkle down. The snow reflects their light and turns the forest in milky white light.

Snowshoes

Snowshoes are not all alike. What are the differences you should pay attention when buying (or borrowing), you will find out here.

Backpacks

A backpack has the right size if everything you want to take with you fits inside. No more and no less.

Often it is difficult to estimate what you will need on the way. In many cases that leads to packing too much. What you really need of equipment is closely related to what you’re up to.

Leather Shoe vs. Membrane Shoe

The first question you should consider when buying a pair of boots: leather or membrane? Both materials have advantages as well as disadvantages. Which material will support you best in your adventures, you will read here.

Rain Jackets

Are you looking for a rain jacket for upcoming outdoor adventures? In addition to the appropriate size and colour, there are other criteria that you should consider.

The German​ Alpine Club​ (DAV)

The German Alpine club is the largest mountaineering club in the world.
It has 354 independent sections with a total of 1,131,658 members. In addition to the core activities of the association (mountain sports, mountaineering and alpinism), the protection of nature is an important focus.

Munich-Venice: Trekking Summer

The idea of crossing the Alps has for sure gone through every head with love for the mountains. In fact, more and more people choose to cross the Alps by foot. However, before the adventure begins, the route has to be chosen, because there are countless routes across the Alps.

Blade Ventures

Two men, four inline skates, six months and 7000 kilometres

This is the plan of Marian and Santiago from Halle (Saale). They want to travel through South America … on skates … in this way an unprecedented project.