This hike was a rather spontaneous idea. I had seen the trailhead on my morning walk but chose to continue elsewhere at the time, and it was only after realizing I could not waste my time here napping that the idea of going there struck me. When you are in the alps trails mean business, and when you are promised an adventure trail, you can bet that it is exactly that. The hike lead steadily uphill underneath the scorching warmth of the sun, the mountain breeze merciful as we climbed. I admit that this was perhaps not the easiest to navigate with two dogs because of the bridges, and I ended up scooping one dog under each arm and carrying them across. This may be an easy task with a 4-5 kilo dog, but a 14 kilo one is a bit more difficult. When you have to carry both across it becomes quite the challenge, but one I managed to overcome. As I was huffin and puffin up the hill I encountered alpine ibex, one of which confidently walked along and showed us the way. The water was roaring around us, marmots watching us from heated rock, wildflowers growing where the eye would not think to look. Surrounded by tall peaks covered in snow, the heat balanced by the cool the mountains bring. It is positively wild, this place, and I think I`m in love.
The year was 1965, and Grenoble had just been selected to host the X Olympic Winter Games. Paul Bocuse recieved his first three-star review from the Michelin Guide. The Grenoble Stadium is gone, and every other restaurant in the 1965 Michelin Guide has either lost a star or closed down.
Paul Bocuse endures, though, maintaining its three stars even after the eponymous chef's passing last year. No other current three-star restaurant in the world goes back further. 45 consecutive three-star reviews and I hope many more to come... #MichelinMission#MakeEveryNightEpic #TheAlps#Day2#FoodAndSleep
Fancy climbing a mountain whilst you’re here? Well Chamonix certainly isn’t known as the capital of mountaineering for nothing! Ask one of our team during your stay and we’ll be able to recommend some excellent mountain guides to safely show you the ropes 🧗♀️🏔👍. 📸: Sheshan R
Coming back from the tour like a king, @micke_ekenstam!😎⠀⠀
With its multitude of trails bringing the explorers closer to nature, Norway allows you to combine your passion for backcountry skiing with hiking!⠀⠀
Some of the paths are accessible from the city centres, creating a perfect excuse to walk to your adventure point. But don’t hike too fast—as you'll be breathless from the views alone☝🏻!
47213 hours ago
As you may have noticed due to my inactivity, the past few days were on one side fully packed with therapies/activities and on the other side quite challenging regarding to all arising emotions.
Especially my visit at home was making me feel insecure and somehow like falling back into old habits, eventhough I did eat normally.
The plan I made for the weekend was ok, but definitely too stuffed, which ended up in stressful situations.
I try not to look back on negative events, but sometimes my thoughts just catch and take me down the spiral.
Anyways, overall I had two exciting and varying days at home. I even went out for a little trip up the mountains with my motorbike, which gave me back some vitality.
Regarding the start of a new week tomorrow I want to be less harsh with myself.
It is ok to have bad minutes, hours or even days!
Give yourself time to heal and get the strength back, mentally and physically.