• Hiking,  Journals,  Venediger-Lasörling Höhenweg

    A Trail of Ice and Icecream

    Time flies when you’re having fun. Or when you don’t have an internet connection. Let me tell you: from a bloggers perspective, the Venediger-Lasörling Höhenweg is nightmare. Lasörling Höhenweg I hear you ask? Well hypothetical person: the Lasörling Höhenweg is…

  • GR20,  Hiking,  Journals

    We are rockstars!

    As I’m writing this I sit comfortably in my home, watching the night change to dawn. I meant to write this sooner but simply didn’t get around doing it. My excuses are bad internet connection and sheer lazyness. Oh well,…

  • GR20,  Hiking,  Journals

    Keep on rocking

    A lot has happened since I wrote about our sufferfest on Monte Cinto. That was stage four, we’ve now completed stage nine. In the meantime we sat through one of the worst storms I’ve ever witnessed, hiked last lush, green…

  • GR20,  Hiking,  Journals

    Hitting rock bottom

    What follows is a saga of rocks and wine. It is the story of stage four of the GR20. There was a giant looming over our head when we started day four. Monte Cinto was towering some 1700 meters above…

  • GR20,  Hiking,  Journals

    A rocky start

    The GR20 rocks! Literally. There’s rocks everywhere. They’re under your foot, in your shoes and most crucially underneath your matress when you try to sleep. Not that I’m complaining though. It makes for an awesome scenery to hike/scramble/struggle through. The…

  • GR20,  Hiking,  Journals

    GR20 2019

    I’m back where it all started. Five years ago, a young and naïve Kees was about to get his arse kicked by one of Europe’s most infamous trails: the GR20. Untrained and underprepared I nearly called it quits after just…

  • Hiking into the Dolomites along the Dreamway
    Hiking,  Journals,  The Dreamway

    The Dreamway

    In the summer of 2018 I hiked the Dreamway, a trail starting in Munich and ending in Venice. Along for the hike was my good friend Anthony, whom I met while hiking in Spain two years ago. At times the…

  • View from Piazza San Marco at sunrise
    Hiking,  Journals,  The Dreamway

    Venice!

    Utrecht 15th of August   This is the final journal entry of the summer. The Dreamway is finished and it is time to go back to normal life. For a month my life was in a beautiful bubble with the…