Visiting NYC and Hiking in Banff and Jasper National Parks in Canada

Icefields Parkway
Icefields Parkway

In late August 2004 a seminar brought me to Calgary, not before stopping ove the weekend in New York city, visiting my cousin. However, after one week of cracking the brain over geology I had another week free to travel a bit further to the north in Alberta. Renting a car and leaving Calgary as soon as possible, I found my self in the beutiful environment of Alberta’s nature scenery. In the gallery you find some of the pictures I took while my hikes. Unofrtunately it was cloudy most of the time which often limited my view pretty much. However, since it was autumn and the first snow just calmly covered the wonderfully colored trees, I still had an extraordinary experience in the Canadian wilderness, where I also got to see a grizzly beer with her two cups in the wild. Continue to the photo gallery and the full article

Visiting Novosibirsk

Akademgorodok
University main building, Akademgorodok

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

Sonnblick & Hocharn: Hiking Trip in September 2001

Hocharn
Hocharn, seen from Sonnblick

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