Ultra Hiking, or as it is often called in German: Fernwandern. Where ultra hiking does not always mean that you are on the road for days or weeks, but also try to cover greater distances in a short time.
Longer distances are all those that go beyond a normal day hike of 15 to 25 km. Very popular in this category are marches such as 50/12 (50 km in under 12 h) or 100/24 (100 km in under 24 h).
As soon as I read about it, I could not get away from the idea to do so. In fact, after just about 3 months of training and experience in hiking, I put on my shoes, packed my backpack and set off for 50 km. Poorly trained and bad prepared, I went off. Even under optimal circumstances, these 50 km would not have been easy, but even with the wrong shoes, I could only be glad to have also taken my sneakers with me.
Thanks to good moral support I somehow also got through these 50 km, learned a lot, but also took a lot of pain from it. The most important lesson: no matter what you take with you, it should be the lightest version of it, whether shoes, backpack, etc..
Meine Packliste / Ausrüstung
- Brooks Ghost 12 GTX Men
- Water 2-3 liter
- Muesli bar 10 – 20 pieces
- First aid, blister plaster always very important, as well as tape to fix it
- Cell phone, without it I would only get lost
- Papers, like ID, money, etc.
My biggest tours on the way to Ultra Hiking
|September 21st, 2019||Oberlausitzer Heide||50.85 km||350 m||11h 59m 43s|
|September 30th – October 10th, 2019||Erzgebirge, Aue – Karlsbad||132 km||2500 m||8 days|
|November 2nd, 2019||Böhmisches Mittelgebirge||51.50 km||1000 m||11h 48m 52s|
|February 8th, 2020||Moritzburg||51.12 km||600 m||11h 44m 26s|
|February 22nd, 2020||Oberlausitzer Heide||40 km||300 m||7h 47m 50s|
|March 7th, 2020||Megamarsch Dresden||50 km||500 m||9h 40m 54s|
|August 15th – 29th, 2020||Kleine Karpaten, Tatra, Mala Fatra||265 km||12500 m||14 days|
|October 19th, 2020||Jakobsweg||62 km||560 m||10 h 40m 12s|