I heard various stories about the Val Grande throughout the last years but never found the time to go there on my own – until July 2019 where I finally found time to hike the Val Grande on my own and verify whether all these amazing stories are true. Indeed they are.
In June 2019, I did a nice 2-day hike with an old friend close to the town of Mosbach in Germany. Perfect weather conditions combined with a super nice trail made this trip a great experience. Below you can find some information about the trail and the corresponding GPX file.
10 years ago I visited India with a couple of friends for several weeks – reviewing the pictures today makes me feel like the visit was yesterday. It was indeed a remarkable and inspiring trip – but also something I couldn’t get used to.
The weather forecast was not very promising – but we still got up early and did the circle over the “Mittagflue” peak close to the town of Wimmis, Switzerland. It was worth it – even with quite bad weather conditions, the hike was amazing and I cannot imagine how great the views must be with sunny weather.
We had a couple of hours left before the dark was supposed to set in – hence, we decided to climb the snowy peak of the Bäderhorn in a couple of hours. It ended up a little bit more complicated than we thought.
I’m not sure how the area I visited back in 2007 has developed now in 2019 – but back in 2007, it was an amazing hike from Telouet to Aït-Ben-Haddou. Spending time in Marrakesch beforehand and heading down to the desert afterwards was definitively the right choice.