Corsica : GR20 South Packing List

Like I have told before, this time there will be some difference in packing gearwise. We won't avoid luxury, of course without overdoing. It is a holiday but it is still a hike , it is still a micro-adventure... If you share the same bed, you share the same tent... Sleeping on the GR20 can... Continue Reading →

Nostalgic are we?

Everybody is following certain pages and participates in certain groups on facebook, so am I, hiking pages/groups in specific. A few of them are concerning the GR20. I see everyone preparing and discussing how they are going to do it and I was suddenly overcome with a sort of jealousy. In an ideal world that... Continue Reading →

Corsica GR20 South: Time to prepare…

It has been almost a year since I had set foot on Corsican territory and my wife and I already discussed about doing the southern section together. It's an experience that just has to be shared! That said, preparations are in order! Plane tickets have to be bought, gear has to be organised and we... Continue Reading →

GR573 : “Vesdre et Hautes Fagnes”

My stepson was asking for a hike for quite some time now and finally the time had came. It was spring holiday and the weather forecast was bad, very bad... I am talking wind and rain, the whole week. Nevertheless, spirits were high ! We were craving for the adventure... We kissed our wife/mom goodbye... Continue Reading →

GR57 : Liège-Sy

All geared up with my Snugpak Endurance on the back we jump off the train in Liège. It is Friday afternoon, most people are still working. We are about to tackle the GR57 trail from it's debut to the trainstation in Sy. It is noisy in Liège, the capital city of the same named province.... Continue Reading →

(n)ever changing basic kit

As most of us hikers and wild-campers know, it is important to have a basic kit. A Basic kit is a collection of gear you take with you on every hiking or camping trip, no matter what the duration or weather is. It's a collection that does not change very often, your core equipment. You develop this kit by experience. There are a... Continue Reading →

Up the Monte Cinto!

GR20 North etappe 4 : Ascu Stagnu to Tighjettu  After a good night sleep in the dormitory of the hotel we are fit as a fiddle to tackle Monte Cinto. I see Dieter putting on his 15 year old canary yellow sport t-shirt from college. Hundreds of memories flash through my mind in less then... Continue Reading →

My brother is coming !

GR20 North etappe 3 :Carozzu to Ascu Stagnu The next day we leave early like everyone else. I want to arrive early at the old ski station. There will be goor cellullar reception there and I need to get in contact with Dieter. He is like a brother to me since high school and I... Continue Reading →

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