Winter in austria

Winter holidays it was again… 18+ people and I was skeptical that it would be more stress than fun… Boy was I relieved it was quite the opposite. Our cabin had a Sauna and after the first night it was clear we didn’t need to bother thinking about bath time schedules because of the showers…

Riding the Waves

I’m just back from a trip which fulfilled one of my childhood dreams… To go sailing! Since my last class trip where we made a tour through the IJsselmeer and some contact with a three-master in Bergen I wanted to set sail myself… 😀 So as a somewhat birthday present I went on a sailing…

Took some time of last public holiday…

Finally I feel like settling in again. I found a fabulous flat which I decided for without thinking too long about not having seen other alternatives. And I feel great about it. It has all the important things. A great flatmate to do funny things with and hang around, its in a creative, alternative part…

Saying Goodbye to Canada

Nostalgia and melancholia set in. I just arrived from the airport and I’m thinking back of all the great experiences of the last days and months… The last days definitely had some highlights: Meeting with Elyn and Mike in Pub Italia… Going out in the field to set up the small Eddy Station with Elyn……

Yukon – Epilogue

On our supposed to be last day we visited Haynes a small port town in south Alaska. On the way south we crossed several landscape sceneries. Unfortunately several clouds took away our possible great view… Finally arriving at the border we had to through American customs. A scene like a Hollywood cliche. The officer with…

Setup of an Eddy Station

The last week was busy since we were to set up a Eddy station. Although the station was supposed to be without an Gas-analyzer there was still enough to be done and prepared before heading out in the field. For two days I was building thermocouple temperature sensors which were to be inserted in the…

Yukon Day 9 – Beeing sheepish on sheep mountain

Our last Kluane day started with the visist at the ranger station. We had our breakfast in front of the ranger station. Maybe a little bit offensive 😀 Also because I was drying some clothes that got wet the night before…   As a last exercise we climbed sheep mountain from where we were able…

Yukon Day 8 – Farewell old friend

Last night ended with rain this time it was sunny again and we moved down the river bed crossing the swelling stream more and more often. It was a nice sunny day with the feeling of a great journey finding its end. Have a look at some highlights while traveling down the river with us…

Yukon Day 7 – Crossing rivers and test of endurance

Leaving our Campsite in between the river we had to cross it at some point. No easy task since the river was the strongest to cross so far. Make your own picture: However stubborn as we are we went on and fought our way up the hillslope. You can guess… Yep, bushwhacking again! While the…

Yukon Day 6 – Meeting Atlas and Beavers

Following our way from expectation pass the road was clear. Yes… maybe I should introduce you to the road we traveled on the map. (also here) Well, as David, the ranger we talked to, said we had to stay up at the height and work ourselves along the slopes of the hills until we come…

Yukon Day 5 – Cracking Glaciers

This was the day we finally should arrive at Donjek Glacier. And the route seemed pretty good this time. Some more bushwhacking to the riverside, scrambling over some rocks and arrive at the Glacier was no problem. We could hear the occasional cracking of the glacier. It sounds like an old ancient natural being. Just…

Yukon Day 4 – Bushwhacking par excelence

Got not so much to say… we were following the Donjek upwards but had to get up the hills and bushwhack us through the woods every couple of kilometers since the river did not wanted to let us pass. In the end we found a nice camping spot on a cliff facing the glacier.