THE WEEKLY

THE WEEKLY #242: THE ARUSHA RECOVERY

The last trek on Madeira was tough, damn tough. The Caminho Real 23 had 8500 meters of elevation throughout 180 kilometers of distance. We packed that journey into a week, and carried a heavy pack with camping gear and I carried a lot of photography gear including a drone and multiple lenses. The adventure was …

THE WEEKLY #242: THE ARUSHA RECOVERY

THE WEEKLY #240: MY LONGEST HIKE

This was my last full week on Madeira to mark the end of my six month stay on the island. What better way to finish it off than to walk around the entire island, which is exactly what we did. Together with my friends Chris and João, we hiked the Caminho Real 23, which is …

THE WEEKLY #240: MY LONGEST HIKE

THE WEEKLY #237: PAYDAY IN THE SNOW

It has snowed on Madeira a couple of times now yet each time I have ventured out on a snow trek, it has been cold, raining and I’ve found myself inside a wall of clouds. It’s been fun but my desire to see Madeira’s snow-capped peaks with nice visibility and to dream further, with golden …

THE WEEKLY #237: PAYDAY IN THE SNOW

THE WEEKLY #236: SNOW IN MADEIRA

Snow has fallen on the island of Madeira for the second time since I arrived last year. Just like last time, I didn’t let the opportunity pass and headed on up into the mountains to explore the snowcapped peaks of Madeira. With roads closed, you have to make up your own trail and that is …

THE WEEKLY #236: SNOW IN MADEIRA

THE WEEKLY #233: A STEEP YEAR

Consistency can be hard to come by when you are constantly on the move. It can be even harder when you are trying to travel non-stop and be constantly training to improve your fitness and hiking capabilities. Sometimes you are in the mountains and at other times in the city. Some weeks you are busy …

THE WEEKLY #233: A STEEP YEAR

THE WEEKLY #232: MY BIGGEST HIKE YET

Hiking the Madeira Island Ultra Trail was one of the toughest trails I’ve ever done. 115 kilometers from Porto Moniz to Machico, visiting many of the island’s tallest peaks along the way. 8000 meters of incline made the four-day journey a brutal adventure through some of Madeira’s most beautiful regions. We packed our camping gear …

THE WEEKLY #232: MY BIGGEST HIKE YET