at the age of twenty-five i just went on my own to new zealand without knowing for how long.
..through the scenery of this beautiful country of two islands and over 2000km on foot, i continued my travel in australia and got some different experiences for another year, half of it on a motorbike.
i decided to go back to germany for a little break to see my family & friends.
in may a new journey began in japan to enjoy the passion of taking adventures.
again things are happend and i got driven by events. in april 2009, an accident in one of my hikes in a mountain in japan. i broke my ankle, which with i had to walk out by myself for two days. an operation on it in kyoto was necessary, which forced to take a bit of a time, before i can continue - two screws in a bone as a gift was the result of it. my visa expired also, that i had to leave japan and went back to germany after one year.. with no option to continue traveling with this ankle. i think of it as a real good experience to have and i make new plans for the next destination to continue after my recovery.
after the first recovery from the injury, i got in japan, my desire for mountains and to know how i am able to continue my outdoor adventures, pushed me to go solo for some summits of the european alps.
not knowing where i would get blown to, i finally picked up snowboarding again and took my boots for a ~650km hike in spring. a short hike with a stress-fracture & a brace was another experience in the heat of the summer in the blue mountains thereafter.
finally i have been able to go trekking in the himalayas, not nepal but at least in india. i stretched my endurance in many ways for 5 month and was most satisfied in my first trek at nanda devi east for two weeks and with the six week solo challenge throughout ladakh.
came for the trekking & snowboarding, but got the true canadian experience as a musher & guide.
a short trip after canada for only three month, filled with glacier's ,wildlife, the smoke & the experience of the plague of the north.