• USA,  Utah,  We12hike

    The best hikes in Zion National Park

    Anyone who is planning on going to the western part of the United States, should consider visiting Zion National Park. This spectacular spot is only a short drive away from Las Vegas and with its red rocks and canyons, it’s one of the most popular national parks in the US. Today we’re sharing our five favorite (day) hikes in the park with you. Angel’s Landing Together with The Narrows, this is definitely the most popular trail in the park. The rock you are about to climb is one of the famous sights in Zion and is called like this because they believed angels used this as their landing spot. The…

  • Finland,  Mountainous Monday

    Mountainous Monday: Saana

    This week we’ll tell you about Saana, a 1.029 meter high mountain in Northern Finland. Sanaa is located in Finnish Lapland in the Enontekiö region, close to the border of Norway. It is the most famous mountain in Finland. The reason for this is that it has a remarkable shape, which stands out like a giant rock, near the village of Kilpisjärvi. It gives great views over the neighbouring countries Sweden and Norway. Not far from Saana is Halti (1.324 metres) which is Finland’s highest fell or mountain. This mountain is a bit further away into the wilderness, so that’s why Saana is a much more popular stop for a nice climb…

  • Chile,  Patagonia Roadtrip,  We12hike

    Hiking to Cochamó, aka Chile’s Yosemite

    There are places you exactly remember how you got around to going there. Cochamó in Chile is one of those places. Martijn showed me something he had found on the American Alpine Club’s website. We stayed at one of their ranches earlier that summer (Grand Teton Climber’s Ranch) and we were looking for ideas for our next trip. So he came up with Cochamó. It’s also described as the Yosemite of Chile and a hiker’s and climber’s paradise. Since we already had planetickets to South America, it was an easy decision to head out over there. After staying in Petrohue for the night, it was time to gather our stuff for a…

  • Sunday social travel talk,  We12hike

    Hello home! Meet me on the day after…

    This is going to be a 5 minute Sunday Social Travel Talk only! No time to talk really because it’s been nothing but work/gym/sleep since I came home from Argentina early last week. I did something I never do when coming back home from an overseas journey, which is taking a day off to recover. Yes, recover, you read that right… I came home from a 36 hour journey at 2.00 am and woke up at 9.30 again. It wasn’t a good night’s sleep though because at first, Martijn’s alarm went off while he was long gone and I obviously have no idea to switch it off, so it took me…