I can not remember the first mountain I ever hiked on, I was to young to have memories on that. But what I do remember is my first glacier. I don't know the mountain's name but it was higher than 3000 metres. I was nine years old at that time. The beauty of the glacier is still in my mind, as if it was just yesterday, I have been there...I remember that me and my family hiked all summer holidays in the Alps until some years ago, when we started to visit other places of Europe. But my love for the mountains and the feeling of reaching places by feet, that no car could ever reach, did not stop. So I travelled to Norway last year on my own. It was my first solo-trip. I hiked some weeks over Lofoten and in southern Norway. It was just a beautiful trip. My first long Trekking-Tour showed me, what I ever had looked for: Being in nature, only with a small amount of gear and my own physical and mental power. It was a great experience and in three weeks I will go back to Scandinavia to hike again for a long time. But the Alps are still in my mind...Especially the Dolomites, where I made my first great mountain experiences that I can remember. I would love to go back there and experience the beauty and the power of the Dolomites again. I visited a talk of Stefan Glowacz last year first time, after following him for a long time on facebook and his website. The presentation just impressed me, it was funny, sad and exciting - it was amazing. So I would love to go back to my "outdoor-roots", the Dolomites, together with a legend that I am looking up to.
Provide details of your experience of hiking in the mountains.
I have been hiking with my family all my live. I don't remember all the mountains I hiked on, but it where many tours in Bavaria, Sächsische Schweiz, Switzerland, Austria and South Tyrol. I have indoor and outdoor climbing experience. Last year I collected hiking experience in Norway, when I was hiking over Lofoten and in the region of Lysefjord.
How often do you go hiking in the mountains?
As often as possible ;) Sadly I have just mini-mountains where I live...
Why do you love going hiking in the mountains?
I love it, because I can think about the essential things in live outdoors. I have to trust in my own skills and instincts. And I can feel the full power and beauty of nature...