This one could be classified as days OFF trails. Servaes and I took a group of friends into the rolling nordic landscapes of the Vercors plateau just South of Grenoble. We used snowshoes and pulkas to explore the frozen landscape for about a week until bad weather forced us to go back home.
Some time off? Go ride some trails!
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The French concept of “Station de Trail” set up some marked trails in the area of Herbeumont and since I love this concept, I suggested a hangout where we’d check some of them out. It turned into a classic Belgian “Ardennes weekend”, which means beautiful nature, chilling out in small warm rivers, bonfires, barbeques and Belgian beers. A great weekend with very good company! Even after many epic hikes, I still love these hangouts very much. On to the next one!
End of May 2017, we did at ski traverse of the second largest ice cap of Iceland. (http://dietervanholder.be/ski-traverse-of-the-langjokull-ice-cap/)
70 km of trackless wilderness, Iceland’s second largest ice cap and 3 days to cross it. Why the hell not!
Most accidents happen with hikers. That’s right. Not climbers, not alpinists, not mountain bikers… The largest number of people that have serious accidents were simply walking. Of course this only happens to big city fools doing outrageously stupid things right? The truth is that if you go out often enough, you will sooner or later find yourself into some kind of trouble. Over commitment and tunnel vision then become a leading cause for more trouble.
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