The Andes line up on the horizon. The foreground is built of the less-sure, young volcanic debris, still hot and steaming, from the recent eruptions at Puyehue-Cordon-Caulle.

A journey into the Cordon Caulle volcano

Written by Fabian Wadsworth, volcanologist at LMU. Photos by Dr. Hugh Tuffen, volcanologist at Lancaster University.  Hiking over the hills and far away is as rewarding as it is varied. It's the unusual and...
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Top 5 hikes with the Bayern Ticket

Don't have a car? Live near Munich? Well me too and I'm fed up with hiking guides that say "oh, just start at this car park in the middle of nowhere." Luckily, we have the trusty BOB (Bayerische Oberlandbahn)...
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Camping on Walchensee

Bavaria is home to many, many beautiful lakes and when the weather reaches over 30 degrees, there is nothing in this world I would rather do than jump in an ice-cold refreshing wild lake. From Starnberg to...
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Bodenschneid [1668m]

It isn't often that I feel home-sick. I like living in Munich and it's not hard to see why; the dramatic Bavarian Alps just one hour from the city provide an endless amount of new hiking routes, ski pistes and...
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Raphaël Dupertuis Photography

Finding new and up-and-coming photographers is fast becoming a fixed feature of this blog and I could not be happier with the response I'm getting. Instagram and other social media platforms have opened up the...
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Fritz-Pflaum-Hütte [1868m]

 A tough hike is often the most rewarding and the hike up to the Fritz-Pflaum-Hütte in the Wilder Kaiser region of Austria is certainly tough. Hiking up a deep crevasse between two huge mountains is...
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Lungau, Austria

When it comes to hiking, Austria is pretty much King. There are thousands of routes to choose from, all clearly signposted, the people are super friendly and the chalets are always well-stocked with beer and...
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Meet… the German Roamers

At just 3 months old, The German Roamers are taking the Instagram world by storm. With over 6000 followers, this consortium of German explorers, adventurers and photographers are letting the world know just...