2010

 Antigua (31) January 
Again, I spent about a month in Latinamerika to get a break from the cold and dark winter in Germany. I took Spanish and dancing lessons in Antigua and went to Chichi, a town famous for its colorful market and with a very nice cemetery. I was able to observe a ceremony of offering food in order to get blessings for the business. I spent almost two weeks in Antigua, I really like the place. click for more pictures
 Semuc Champey & Caye Caulker (32) January 
Semuc Champey has some bat caves and is famous for its amazingly blue pools in the middle of the jungle. We went into a cave, following an underground river for a few hundred metres into the mountain, partly walking partly swimming and only equipped with a candle, that was quite nice. From there I went to Caye Caulker, a small island off the coast of Belize with white sand and crystal clear blue water where I could enjoy the Carribean life for a few days. I went on a fantastic snorkeling trip with nurse sharks, turtles, rays and lots of other fish. This island really slows you down from the travelling and is not so easy to leave ;-) click for more pictures
 San Cristóbal & Oaxaca (30) February 
The second part of my trip took me to San Cristóbal, a big town in the Mayan mountains and to Oaxaca, my favourite town in Mexico. I went out to spend one night at Hierve el agua, some hot springs in the middle of the mountains and Tequila farms. click for more pictures
 Guanajuato & Mexico City (29) February 
A few hours past Mexico City is the old silver mining town of Guanajuato with its famous museum of the mommies. I also went to Dolores Hidalgo and San Miguel Allende. Dolores Hidalgo was the first place I visited in Mexico ten years ago :-) My last two days I staid with a friend in Mexico City. click for more pictures
 Fügen (14) March 
A few people from my swimming team organized a skiing trip to the Zillertal. It was just me an a friend who did cross-country-skiing, all the others went downhill. It was quite warm already so the conditions weren't perfect, even high up in the mountains, but we did some nice trips into the valleys near Pertisau. click for more pictures
 Geigenkamm (19) July 
I found a cheap train ticket to Ötztal train station and went down there for a four-day-hike to get in shape for my big hikes in summer. It was a great idea. I left Berlin Wednesday evening started hiking Thursday morning going up the Geigenkamm directely from the train station via Roppen, a nice trail on the ridge offering great views into the Inntal. I was quite fast but on the third day heavy snowfall grounded me in the Hauerseehütte. The fourth day was quite good again and I found a pretty trail back to the valley. I arrived in Berlin Monday morning to be back at work on time. click for more pictures
 Zillertal Part 1 (26) August 
While skiing in March I had the idea to come back to the Zillertal in summer and do the Berliner Höhenweg. It had been snowing a lot the days before but I came just in time for a few sunny and stable days. I went quite fast so I could finish it before the bad weather came back. This is the first part from Mayrhofen to the Greizer Hütte. click for more pictures
 Zillertal Part 2 (25) August 
After the Greizer Hütte I went on all the way to the Gamshütte and back to Mayrhofen just in time before the weather got worse. click for more pictures
 Tribulaune & Serles (29) August 
After a few days of rain I started again to walk around the Tribulaun mountains in three days, starting close to the Italian border. On the last day I walked the Pflerscher Höhenweg, a very nice trail that was built into the steep south face of the Pflerscher Tribulaun. The rest of the trail followed the Austrian-Italian-border back to my car in Vinaders. A day later I climbed the Serles, the "mountain of Innsbruck" which is at the entrance of the Stubaital und very exposed and well visible. The weather was not so good but still offered some pretty good views. click for more pictures