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Claudia Müller & Sandra Bartocha - Pollino NP,Italy II-2

Wednesday, January 27th, 2010 Posted in Southern Europe, Uncategorized | 8 Comments »

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It would be a mistake to reduce the Pollino National Park down to the Pinus leucodermis. Of course, it is the recognisable symbol but the park has much more to offer. In the evening we love standing on the Piano di ...

Claudia Müller & Sandra Bartocha - Pollino NP, Italy I-2

Wednesday, January 27th, 2010 Posted in Southern Europe, Uncategorized | No Comments »

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We drove the first thousand kilometres in our small, black bolt of lightning, a Fiat Cinquecento, across roads, bumpy country tracks and gravel paths – despite struggling with one or two steep mountain slopes. We set off from the Sibillini Mountains ...

Frank Krahmer - Tre Cime di Lavaredo, Italy

Friday, September 18th, 2009 Posted in Southern Europe, Uncategorized | 3 Comments »

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My second mission led me to the world famous Tre Cime di Lavaredo in the Sexten Dolomites. My trip was scheduled for for the time around the longest days of the year at the end of june, because only then ...

Bruno D’Amicis - Western Tatras, Slovakia I

Monday, August 24th, 2009 Posted in Eastern Europe, Uncategorized | 5 Comments »

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It is the 1st of June and the very beginning of my mission for Wild Wonders. After two days of travelling, from the heat of Central Italy to the green foothills of the Tatra range, here I am, finally walking ...

Claudia Müller - Pollino National Park, Italy III

Thursday, August 20th, 2009 Posted in Southern Europe, Uncategorized | 7 Comments »

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One of the most important aspects of our mission in Italy’s biggest National Park is to create a portrait of the century old pine trees of the Monte Pollino and Serra Dolcedorme. Every tree has a unique shape created by ...

Sandra Bartocha & Claudia Müller - Sibillini NP, Italy

Thursday, August 20th, 2009 Posted in Southern Europe, Uncategorized | 9 Comments »

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The sky is blue. Crickets are chirping loudly trying to outdo each other. The meadows are colourful. We are sitting on the terrace of the Refugio Perugia, our base camp for the coming days in the mountains of the Sibillini National ...

Claudia Müller – Pollino National Park, Italy II

Thursday, July 30th, 2009 Posted in Southern Europe, Uncategorized | 4 Comments »

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Before dawn we set off for an expedition at higher altitudes, as I hope to take pictures of the Pinus leucodermis, the symbol of the National Park, in these more accessible locations above 1500 metres. The first daylight coming from ...

Claudia Müller – Pollino National Park, Italy I

Tuesday, June 30th, 2009 Posted in Southern Europe, Uncategorized | 5 Comments »

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30th April 2009, airport in Berlin, 25°C, blue, cloudless sky – two hours later we arrive in Naples, 20°C and cloud formations of clouds of the dramatic type hanging in the sky; four hours later, after heavy showers on the ...

Erlend Haarberg - Gran Paradiso National Park, Italy III

Sunday, December 14th, 2008 Posted in Southern Europe, Uncategorized | 6 Comments »

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23 November – 30 November During the last week it was the cold weather that challenged us, spending the nights in the unheated mountain refuge, Rifugio di Sella, at 2.588m altitude. The morning temperatures ranged from -11 to -18 degrees, so ...

Erlend Haarberg - Gran Paradiso National Park, Italy II

Sunday, November 23rd, 2008 Posted in Southern Europe, Uncategorized | 4 Comments »

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November 8-21, 2008 After investing into two pair of snow shoes, we were ready to move up to our “basecamp” again. The snow had settled during the last two days and the climb upwards went well with our new footwear. On ...