In summer 2003 I decided to spend my vacation in Russia for the first time. I was hosted by a friend of mine in Akademgorodok, a suburb, a little bit outside of Novosibirsk. On this trip I also discovered what Rusian bureaucracy means: Especially all the issues with the visa registration in the city centre is still an important part of my memory of that trip. Continue to the photo gallery and the full article
In 2003 in hiked with a friend on the Mittagskogel, as always climbing up the “Ostgrad,” this time starting during the sunrise .. Continue to the photo gallery and the full article
In September I once again hiked the Sonnblick, this time accompanied by my friend Clemens, and extending the trip with also climbing the Hocharn the next morning. It was one of the most silent mountain experiences I have had in the alps. The whole hike up to the Hocharn as well as on the summit, my friend and me didn’t meet any other people. This fact together with the amazing weather, that allowed us to have a view as far as to the Lienzer Dolomiten and the Pyramidenkogel made this tour unforgetable! Continue to the photo gallery and the full article
I found (and scanned) some old pictures that my mother took in 1962, showing a flooding in the center of the town I grew up: Villach.