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Oct 18
Eifel   T3  
13 Oct 19
Todesangst an der Mosel
Mir tun die Ohren weh, dröhnend, stechend. Der Mann am Nebentisch steigert sich in einen rasenden, gewaltigen Wortschwall: Ostwind, Frühjahrskälte, Thermik, morgens, Aufwind, warm, Höhe, Fahrt, kreisend tragend Frankreich gleitendraftdownspannendschirmsuper…er hat gar keine Zeit Luft zu holen, pausenlos, wird immer...
Published by detlefpalm 16 October 2019, 18h04 (Photos:15 | Comments:2 | Geodata:1)
Aug 23
Armenien   T2  
19 Jul 18
Finishing Unfinished Business
  We were in the Geghama mountains several years ago, trying to hike Azhdahak. We had reached our trailhead with a rented Lada Niva, and camped in preparation for the hike next day. Snow fell during the night, and the first order of the day was to bring back the Lada to any visible road and safety. This time we returned in...
Published by detlefpalm 16 August 2018, 21h00 (Photos:14 | Comments:5 | Geodata:2)
Feb 23
Eifel   T2  
19 Feb 19
Die Zelt
More than two hundred years ago, the "Zelt" or the "Zeilt" used to be the main road between Kalterherberg and Monschau. Monschau had a flourishing cloth manufacturing business - owing to the 'soft' waters of the Rur that originated in the high mooreland (the Venn) and therefore had a very low lime content. Many impoverished...
Published by detlefpalm 23 February 2019, 10h33 (Photos:4 | Comments:2 | Geodata:1)
May 29
Eifel   T1  
3 May 15
Die Bank am Holderbach
Ein relativ kurzer Rundweg in der Nähe von Rohren in der Eifel mit ein bischen auf-und-ab. Auch gut für durchwachsenes Wetter. Die Wanderung kann beliebig ausgedehnt werden. Verlaufen kannman sich nicht. Meistens auf Forstwegen, mit kurzen Strecken ueber Stock und Stein. Start ist am grossen Parkplatz vor Rohren (auch...
Published by detlefpalm 29 May 2015, 22h25 (Photos:5 | Comments:1 | Geodata:1)
May 10
Azerbaijan   T2  
19 Apr 13
Xinaliq walk
We were mentally prepared for some high-summit mountain hike, but not for the bad weather that engulfed Azerbaijan in mid-April. So we were left to exploring the village of Xinaliq - which at 2200 meter elevation requires a day of acclimatization anyway - and some easy hiking to some nearby sights. Xinaliq village is said...
Published by detlefpalm 26 April 2013, 10h21 (Photos:15 | Comments:5 | Geodata:1)
Mar 19
Albanien   T2  
17 Mar 13
Kalofsh Mirë on Korbit Mountain
You would not necessarily associate Korbit Mountain with ice-crusted mountaineers dangling from taut ropes. For a starter, with about 540 meter altitude it is not of memorable height, especially as an easy 4WD road leads to the village of Shpatë at 360 meter. And then the path is wide most of the time, though you can build in as...
Published by detlefpalm 18 March 2013, 21h48 (Photos:8 | Comments:1 | Geodata:1)
Albanien   T3  
15 Oct 11
Mali i Veles - Weatherstation
Mali i Veles, while not memorably high in real terms (only 1150 Meter), is an impressive but often overlooked mountain. It lies behind the town of Lezha, on its eastern side, while the gaze of most travellers goes to the west with its beaches. Once Veles has attracted interest, its west face looks almost impossible to hike,...
Published by detlefpalm 24 June 2012, 18h47 (Photos:9 | Geodata:1)
Albanien   T2  
1 May 12
Papingut, summit of Mt. Nemercke
Papingut has a dramatic east face - which drops 2000 Meter into the Vjosa Valley, near Permët. Ascend from the east is reserved for suitably equipped climbers ready to cope with the reputedly bad rock. But the mountain can be relatively easily scaled from the valley of Zagoria on its west side. Zagoria in itself is tremendously...
Published by detlefpalm 17 June 2012, 22h40 (Photos:4 | Geodata:1)
Albanien   T3  
19 Jul 11
Maja e Popluks
Nobody seems to know Maja e Popluks (2569 Meter). This is so because Maja e Jezerce is right next to it, and all eyes and attention seems to be on the highest summit entirely in Albania. Would Maja e Popluks stand alone, it would be an extraordinary mountain, with excellent views to most peaks of the Albania Alps and beyond. As it...
Published by detlefpalm 18 June 2012, 22h05 (Photos:5 | Geodata:1)
Albanien   T2  
18 Jul 11
Gropa e Bukura
Gropa e Bukura is the "beautiful hole" - a piece of grass that provides the ideal starting point for climbs of Maja e Jezerce or Maja e Popluks (see spearate trail). Gropa a Bukura is at 1700 meter altitude - 1000 Meter higher than Thethi. We took a mule to carry camping equipment from Thethi to Gropat e Bukura, especially as...
Published by detlefpalm 19 June 2012, 21h03 (Photos:8 | Geodata:1)
Albanien   T2  
20 May 12
The Dry Mountain - Mali i Thatë
Aside from any mountain near the seashore, there is no other mountain in Albania from where so much water can be seen. The summit of Mali i Thatë (the Dry Mountain) is called Pllaja e Pusit, and both Lake Ohrid and Lake Prespa - the largest lakes in the Balkans - can be seen from there. The mountain range separating Prespa...
Published by detlefpalm 19 June 2012, 21h29 (Photos:7 | Geodata:1)
Albanien   T2  
6 Aug 10
To the top of Gjallica Mountain
Gjallica Mountain towers above Kukes town, and it maintains a snowcap long into spring. One may try to hike Gjallica summit directly from Kukes, but it is also possible to drive up high on the side of the mountain, and hike from there to the top. The drive up is easy with a high-clearance 4WD vehicle and worth a trip in itself. We...
Published by detlefpalm 19 June 2012, 21h54 (Photos:6 | Geodata:2)
Albanien   T2  
25 Jun 11
Valamares upper and lower hike
Valamares is among our most favorite hikes in Albania. It has all attributes that make a good hike: a hotel right at the trailhead - so you just get up in the morning and start walking. There is 1000 Meter elevation gain, but it feels like a breeze as the trail has a steady gentle slope. The first part of the trail leads through...
Published by detlefpalm 19 June 2012, 22h17 (Photos:8 | Geodata:1)
Albanien   T2  
24 Mar 12
Maja e Qorres - 2000 Meter Above the Ionian Sea
Many travellers make it over the Llogara Pass, and their gaze is usually drawn to the sandy beaches and blue waters of the Ionian Sea. Unless, of course, they hold tight to the steering wheel and fix their attention to the winding road. The pass climbs to an altitude of 1000 Meter, and many find the altitude dizzying. Few...
Published by detlefpalm 19 June 2012, 23h11 (Photos:5 | Geodata:1)
Albanien   T2  
3 Jun 12
Maja e Kendervices
Kendërvicës is the highest point of the Mali i Gribës range, which dominates the view when driving from Fier to Tepelene. The shortest hike to the summit requires a long drive from Tepelene to Nivice. The drive leads from Tepelene onto the plateau of Lekdushk, Progonat, Gusmar and Nice, with its magnificant canyons. The road...
Published by detlefpalm 20 June 2012, 22h47 (Photos:7 | Geodata:2)
Albanien   T2  
13 May 12
Gramos - Highest Mountain of Southern Albania
Gramos is the highest Mountain in southern Albania. The summit of Gramos (also called Cuka e Pecit) sits on the border of Albania with Greece, near Erseke. Here, the border forms a sharp triangle so as to share the summit with both countries. From the valley one can see the summit pyramid, but not the summit itself. The trail...
Published by detlefpalm 20 June 2012, 23h07 (Photos:8 | Geodata:1)
Albanien   T2  
16 Jun 12
Dajti Crest Trail
Dajti Mountain is so close to Tirana, but many visitors remain baffled on how to climb it - aside from taking the cable car and enjoying the views from the balcony and a good lunch. We have a few trails to the Dajti balcony and also to the summit on this website. This traverse from Qafe Priske to the summit of Dajti is among the...
Published by detlefpalm 21 June 2012, 20h53 (Photos:6 | Geodata:1)
Albanien   T2  
16 Feb 11
To the top of Kruja Mountain
An easy but interesting loop hike from the tourist town of Kruja. Most foreign visitors to Albania and also Albanians end up and one time or the other in Kruja town, to shop for souvenirs or visit the Skenderbej Museum. The mountain behind Kruja town looks almost vertical, and few visitors know that there is an easy pilgrim's path...
Published by detlefpalm 21 June 2012, 20h43 (Photos:8 | Geodata:1)
Albanien   T3  
19 Apr 11
There is somewhat of a mystery as to the real name of this mountain. We call it Gamnit. It is very close to Tirana, and it stands in a row with Kruja Mountain, Gamnit, Brari Mountain and Dajti. Of all those, Gamnit looks somewhat forbidding, and it is the most diffcult of those to climb. As for the others, the views from the top...
Published by detlefpalm 21 June 2012, 20h34 (Photos:5 | Geodata:1)
Albanien   T2  
20 Sep 09
Korab Mountain
Korabi is the highest peak of Albania, with 2764 Meter. It is also the highest peak of Macedonia. It is on the list of all those with an ambition to climb high mountains, or to scale the highest points in each country they visit. Korabi has a "primary factor"or prominence of 2169 meter, which means one has to walk down for...
Published by detlefpalm 21 June 2012, 20h24 (Photos:8 | Geodata:1)