2016 Alps trek with my grandson, Keaton and Eb Engelmann, a good friend.

  • 2014 video clip: in a pinch --- A tight spot on our trek through the Val Minger in the Swiss National Park (racing a flash flood). 

Favorite Pics (by region):  
Climbers rock: tribute to fallen climbers. Above Leutasch, Austria.


Back in 2003 I had the opportunity to make my initial hiking and climbing trip to the Alps. Over a 5-week time frame my local hiking partner (Dwayne) and I were able to scope out the Alps in Austria, SW Germany, and Switzerland. Along the way we met a local hiker, Frank Mazer, who shared some of his favorite hikes and trekked with us for several days. It's now 2014, and Frank and I still keep in touch: 2009 trip.

2011 was a special trip with my local friends Steve Smith, Lee Fields and Frank Lulich. We combined the most memorable hikes of previous trips, plus threw in some new ones that looked intriguing (the Dolomites, Italy).

2013 included trekking with a new friend and a previous acquaintance I met on the trails in Switzerland in 2011. Mike Costa (local) has a passion for wilderness trekking, including numerous solo trips in the Sierra's. Ian Frasier is a professor/dept-chair at the University of Stirling in Scotland. 

2014 Trekking the Alps with my SON !!!  Austria, Switzerland, The Dolomites

Technology: I'm taking my iPhone for pics, video, FB, email, etc.  Will edit images and upload directly to Picasa/Google+ Albums when WiFi is available. I'll also be using Facetime and Google Hangouts to chat with my wife and friends back home.
my wife, son and family.
Europe is 9 hours ahead --- so by end of each day of hiking, you'll just be awaking.