Entries by Elisabeth

Day 9: To the basecamp of Piton des Neiges

The next big challenge is the summit tour of Piton des Neiges, the highest mountain on the island and the Indian Ocean. Since, as you know by now, the sight is always best in the early morning hours, today we hike to the base camp, the Refuge de la Caverne Dufour, to climb the summit […]

Tag 7 und 8: Cilaos and a resting day in Cilaos

In the morning, the ascent from Marla (1629 m) to the Col du Taïbit (2081 m) is awaiting us. We start at 8 o’clock, step by step we ascend in serpentines until we reach a beautiful forest with mimosa trees. To our right is the mighty wall of the Rempart de Mafate. After 1 hour […]

Day 4: Îlet à Malheur – Grand Place

Cock-a-doodle-doo! From 4:30 a.m. we are repeatedly woken up by the roosters, until at 6:30 a.m. the alarm clock really calls us to get up. Now it’s time to get dressed, pack our backpacks and at 7:00 we go to breakfast. We start the day with baguette, butter, jam, and tea. We set off at […]

Day 19 – 20: Abisko

After the nights in the tent and in the sleeping bag in the cabins we enjoyed a bed with fresh bed linen. At the breakfast buffet we get soft eggs, ham, cheese, homemade jams, orange juice and: mmmmmh really good Swedish coffee! The evening menu doesn’t appeal to us this time, so we decide to […]

Day 17 – 18: Hunddalen – Katterat – Riksgränsen – Abisko

Hooray, today the weather is actually more beautiful! We decide to go to Katterat already today, because first of all we don’t know how the weather will be tomorrow and secondly we already get some hut fever here … The mountains are lightly covered with snow, outside it’s only 3° C. While reading we wait […]

Day 11 – 13: Čáihnavagge – Čunojávri and two resting days

In the morning we are still super tired from yesterday’s block field day. Actually we wanted to go over the Smáilerienpas to Lossi and from there through the Rienatvággi (Storsteinsfjellet) to Hunddalen, but the weather seems to be too unstable. Instead we go down to Čunojávri. Compared to the other huts on our tour the […]

Day 8: Baugevatnet – Sitas

We have to master a few meters of altitude in the morning. So we start the ascent shortly before 9, without breakfast. But before that we enjoy the view back. The first meters run along the lake Baugevatnet and as a morning surprise we see the first reindeer, this time they are older animals. We […]

Day 7: Pauro – Baugevatnet

After a very pleasant night in the hut we start after breakfast and cleaning at 9 am. The weather is sunny and warm again and the autumn fjäll shines with us. A last look back at the huts in Pauro. On the way we also see some snow grouses that are not shy at all. […]

Day 4: Gränsleden Sårgåjávrre – Røysvatnet

After we made good progress yesterday, we don’t have it very far to the hut today. The alarm clock rings at 7 a.m. so that we can get to the hut early and enjoy half a day in the hut. We dally a bit in the morning, but at 8:40 we starts. The first sunbeams […]