Mountain of the Mind – Daniel, Tirol

The village of Ehrwald sits at the corner of a valley in Austria, just across the border from Germany. The valley is about a thousand metres above sea level, a damp moss of drained moorland divided into neat fields for growing the hay that will keep the cattle fed over the long, snowy winter. At… Continue reading Mountain of the Mind – Daniel, Tirol

Between the gates, before the storm – Heiterwanger See

Ahead of us, the mountains rose up out of the Bavarian countryside to meet the dark clouds that had gathered just above the peaks. That morning in Augsburg, the weather had been muggy. Yesterday’s clear skies and sunshine had given way to greyness; the air oppressive and close. There was a storm coming, and when… Continue reading Between the gates, before the storm – Heiterwanger See

The Book of the Alps by Marmota Maps

Right at the beginning we need to point out that Paul had a small role in helping put together the English-language edition of the Book of the Alps, but we had already discovered and become fans of the original German version long before he got involved and it remains one of our favourite books of… Continue reading The Book of the Alps by Marmota Maps