Test Your Snowshoes – 5 (Almost) Easy to Climb Mountain Peaks

 

Mountain climbing and backcountry snowshoeing are no longer activities reserved for those “crazy” types – it’s actually becoming more and more popular. There are various organizations and sports clubs that constantly introduce new people to mountain climbing and show … Continue reading “Test Your Snowshoes – 5 (Almost) Easy to Climb Mountain Peaks”

Snowshoes, Ice Skating, and Waterfalls in Slovenia

I am sitting in a hut in the Julian Alps in Slovenia drinking a Laško beer. My ten-year-old son, Anders, and I snowshoed up here with our guide Matevž from Altitude Activities. A road biking race in Dubai … Continue reading “Snowshoes, Ice Skating, and Waterfalls in Slovenia”

Arctic Fun in Saariselkä, Finland

We were waiting for our bags to be off-loaded at Kittilä Airport in the north of Finland. On one wall of the arrival lounge I was intrigued by a large poster of the aurora borealis or ‘northern lights’ with the … Continue reading “Arctic Fun in Saariselkä, Finland”

Plymouth Barbican, a Snowshoe Tour

Plymouth’s Barbican is steeped in maritime history with its spectacular marina. The launch site for the Pilgrim Fathers in their quest for the New World, and a hub for tourists from around the globe. It’s here you’ll find narrow cobbled … Continue reading “Plymouth Barbican, a Snowshoe Tour”

Snowshoeing in Grindelwald in the Swiss Alps

The Schwarzhorn peak above Grindelwald in the Jungfrau region of the Swiss Alps is a great place for snowshoeing. Grindelwald itself is a short train ride from Interlaken which is major destination for visiting travellers. In summer and winter, the … Continue reading “Snowshoeing in Grindelwald in the Swiss Alps”

Secret Snowshoe Summits of the Alps: Punta della Croce, Italy

There are honeypot locations in the Alps, where it’s hard to avoid other people snowshoeing, and then there are other regions where you’ll struggle to find anyone else all day long. Some of this comes down to how much marketing … Continue reading “Secret Snowshoe Summits of the Alps: Punta della Croce, Italy”

Arctic Snowshoeing in Tromsø, Norway

The arctic, at last!

Stepping down from the plane we fought through the heavy snow swirling across the tarmac and briskly walked into the arrival lounge of Tromsø Airport. It was midnight and after sitting for two hours in a … Continue reading “Arctic Snowshoeing in Tromsø, Norway”

Snowshoeing in the Land of Dracula

Whenever possible, I always like to sing the praises of the Transylvanian Alps in Romania. It is a place of extreme beauty with high, craggy, semi-alpine mountains, picturesque valleys, glacial lakes and huge forests, with an abundance of serious wildlife … Continue reading “Snowshoeing in the Land of Dracula”

Conquering Spain’s Pyrenees on Snowshoes

When you think of the Pyrenees, the first country that tends to come to mind is France. But the mountains stretch over the border into the Catalonian region of Spain, where you’ll find a whole range of resorts catering for … Continue reading “Conquering Spain’s Pyrenees on Snowshoes”

Snowshoeing in Lochaber, Scotland

Record levels of snowfall in the Highlands of Scotland over the last two winters – depths of more than 250cm earlier in the season easily exceeded those at the recent Sochi Olympics – have boosted Scotland’s snow sports’ sector and … Continue reading “Snowshoeing in Lochaber, Scotland”