THE WEEKLY

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

THE WEEKLY #230: NEW HEIGHTS

There are hundreds of peaks on Madeira but many seem a little bit too steep, slightly out of reach or comprise of unstable rocks. When you hike from Pico do Arieiro to Pico Ruivo, it already seems quite an adventure but all around this trail are other peaks. When you meet the right people, instead …

THE WEEKLY #230: NEW HEIGHTS

THE WEEKLY #229: NEW DISCOVERIES

After living on Madeira for almost four months now, I had started to think I had seen most regions. Of course, I knew there were many hikes, waterfalls and locations within each region I had not seen but I thought I had a good grasp on what each region looked like. However, it seemed I …

THE WEEKLY #229: NEW DISCOVERIES

THE WEEKLY #227: STORMS ARE BREWING

Figuratively and literally. Not only have a few storms been rolling through Madeira but this year seems to be in a constant battle through turbulence. There’s no time to dwell, no time to relax, it’s constant change and chaos. We now how to deal with a natural storm. We endure and wait for it to …

THE WEEKLY #227: STORMS ARE BREWING