It has been quiet on this blog, I could list some excuses but I won’t. Just that in the last 2 month I spent a lot of my time Bouldering, and just recently did a basic climbing course for Top Rope and belaying. Which last year I said to Sven that I probably won’t do because I really wasn’t comfortable with heights. Right now I am really hocked on climbing and my goal is to go out climbing and bouldering on real rock this year.
The Liebster Award is a Blogstöcken that has been around for a long time and last month Sven from auf und ab Blog, tagged me.
1. Link the Person who “tagged” you.
2. Answer the 11 questions that the person has asked you.
3. Look for 11 Bloggers and nominate them.
4. come up with your own 11 question for your 11 nominees.
1. What’s the name of your blog about?
When I living in England I had a few nicknames and Swiss Miss was one of them.
The part Lost came about on a hike in 2012 (Talalpsee) that should have been a loop but because of many reasons I got lost more than once on that hike. I finished in a different village and since then I check my map a lot. I still miss a turn or two each hike.
2. Why does it always pull you back out? (or in the world)
First it was a challenge for myself to experience more of switzerland. There is the usual problem you life somewhere but never travel in that place, because there are all these other places in the world that you want to see.
Over the year that changed I started to really like to go on a hike, to do the research and find a route that is doable on a day, with good connections to public transport.
3. What was your best Outdoor or/and travel experience in 2013?
2013 was a huge year for me. It is difficult to pinpoint the best, but I have to name one then the John Muir Trail. Finishing that trail was an amazing experience that I will cherish all my life.
I have to mention Mt. Whitney seeing the sunset from up there was just amazing (not so much the cold, it was really cold).
4. What your worst?
The Government Shutdown in the US. I won’t add anything else to that.
5. The dirtiest, most disgusting place that you have seen on a tour / trip ever?
I tend to forget these kind of things really fast. The one that comes to mind is probably the motorway service station in Spain. With the Family we would drive from Zürich to our Holiday home at the Costa Brava. And when you drive through france you have all these nice clean service stations and as soon as you pass the border there are mostly just really disgusting. It is a shame really because spain is a great country.
6. Where in the world haven’t you been, but absolutely want to go?
Uff so many places:
Iceland, Norway, Argentina, Chile, Mexico, Canada, Madagascar, Nepal, Mongolia, New Zealand and Japan, have been there for a short time but I would love to spend more time there.
These are the must go.
7. Which item must to go with you when you travel long-distance?
Since last year I have to say Jorge, he is my little companion and always good to annoy my sister.
8. Europe. What’s your first thought when you hear that word?
Home, my family is here, I grew up here. So many countries with different cultural background. So much diversity and of course good place to travel by public transport, most of the time.
9. Is there a specific tour that you’ve already done more than once? Why?
John Muir Trail, definitely a certain section of it.
The first time was with a group, I would love to experience it alone or with a friend or two.
10. What piece of equipment you take repeatedly along on hiking / climbing / outdoor trips, even though you never actually use it? (The first-aid set excluded)
I have to give two answers to this one.
In Switzerland rain trousers. I usually have them with me but they are there just because. Only needed them once for like 30min and only because it was raining and snowing.
Abroad this is more difficult, on the John Muir Trail, I already left the rain trousers with the organisers and I had a fleece pullover with me for the trail and only used it on the last day. When we did summit Mt. Whitney at night for the sunrise. I could have saved that bit of weight, it was cold anyway so…
11. Finally: Why do all the work with the blogging?
It is manly for me, to keep a record of what I did. The thought that maybe someone gets inspiration and it this person then goes out and enjoys the nature it’s even better.
The 11 Bogger:
- Hike Ventures
- Allison Outside
- SoCal Hiker
- Van plus 4
- Tiffiny Epiphany
- Super Gsi
- Crux Crush
- Hiking the Trail
- Destination Unknown
- Helens Wondering Wandering’s
11 New Questions:
1. Where is you Happy Place?
2. What are your goals for this and/or next year?
3. Where in the World haven’t you been, but absolutely what to go?
4. What was your best Outdoor or/and travel experience in 2013?
5. What’s your worst?
6. What’s your most memorable acquaintance on a trip?
7. Whats the weirdest thing that ever happened on a trip?
8. What new Sport would you like to try?
9. Tipps for a rainy day?
10. What is your favourite equipment that you usually take with you?
11. What equipment would you really like to have but haven’t bought yet?