The Routeburn Track, one of my proud accomplishments. I’ll gladly experience this amazing trek again if it meant immersing myself in this incredible landscape again as well. On this photo, I had long passed the highest point of the trek (Harris Saddle) and was making my way down to Lake MacKenzie Hut, which you canContinue reading “Enrichment”
Trekking from hut to hut through amazing nature, enjoying the most amazing scenery along the Routeburn Track was quite invigorating. Forget the aching, forget the sweating, this is when I felt alive…and I’d do it all over again.
Trekking through the lush green forests and getting higher and higher up the mountain. Every once in a while I had to stop and take a picture to capture how much I had hiked to get there. The Routeburn Track was amazing to do and seeing these pictures again fills me with that fuzzy warm feeling of pride and nostalgia.Continue reading “Climb every mountain”
I took this photo at the beginning of the Routeburn Track. The haziness in the background, the sun trying to break through the clouds, it held the promise of a beautiful day. The first leg of the trek consisted almost exclusively of climbing, so I enjoyed the ‘flat bits’ while it lasted. 😉
I can honestly say that the Routeburn Track was one of the most incredible experiences of my life. I wanted to do a trekking for ages and in January 2012, that dream finally became a reality. Before the ‘real thing’ started, I had to cross two swing bridges, of which this is one. Not aContinue reading “Where an adventure began”
January 2012, day two of the Routeburn Track. I’d been tramping for a few hours, passed the highest point of the trek and seen the most amazing views that made me go ‘wow, I am here to see it!’ It was time to head down to Lake McKenzie Hut, where I would stay the secondContinue reading “Lake McKenzie”
Everybody that has ever visited New Zealand will probably agree with me that it’s an amazing country. The nature, the space, the people…it’s a special piece of stunning beauty. To those that have never visited the ‘land of the long white cloud’: you are missing out! 😉 I understand that it’s not possible for everyoneContinue reading “Top 10 things to see and do in New Zealand”
One of the things on my bucket list was doing a multiple day trek with a full pack. January 2012, I could tick that off my list: I hiked the Routeburn Track, a 32km trek through Mt. Aspiring N.P. and Fiordland N.P., New Zealand! Most people do the tramp (Kiwi word for a trek) inContinue reading “A beautiful world”