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Look Closer, Learn More, #GetAtHome In This World

Mammut DeltaX (and more) at OutDoorFN

Mammut Delta X and the Oddity of Techwear

The presentation of the Mammut Delta X collection at the OutDoor Friedrichshafen trade fair this year (2018) – and a Chinese tea ceremony set from Kingpool – provided a nice case of ways we are not “at home in…” this world of fashion and tradition.

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LGT Alpin Marathon: Schloss Vaduz

Alps Adventuring: LGT Alpine Marathon, Liechtenstein

The LGT Alpine Marathon in Liechtenstein only came to my notice by chance.

It fit my aim to ‘adventure’ and #GetAtHome in the Alps by way of #microexploration perfectly, though.

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Naglev Unico

Naglev Unico – One and Only Shoes

In a sea of new products at the 2017 edition of the OutDoor Friedrichshafen sports fair, it was the Naglev Unico shoes that somehow stuck out for me.

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Bliz VeloXT from the side

Bliz Velo XT Sunglasses Review – (Non-Plus-)Ultra Lens Science?

The Bliz Velo XT sunglasses turned out to be good for all my sports activities.

Only a bit “un”good for their marketing.

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Hochkönigman Skyrace. Running in Snow

Alps Adventuring: Hochkönigman Skyrace

“So, does it warrant the ‘Skyrace’ label?” Thomas Bosnjak, the race director, asked me about the Hochkönigman Skyrace. With a grin.

I had, just having finished, had to complain how hard it had been…

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Running in the Salzburg Marathon

The fortress of Hohensalzburg towers above Salzburg; the museums on and around the adjacent Mönchsberg give it even more cultural cachet and obvious Alpine character…

And yet, when you measure it in your own steps, you really get to know a place, and it turns out differently from how you may have thought it was.

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Ganymed Nature: Vienna’s Art History Museum Coming to Life

What if you – or actually, modern artists- thought about nature as an actor? The nature found in classical works of art? To perform the thoughts, bring the art into a conversation?

You’d get Ganymed Nature, this year’s edition of the Ganymed art performances, bringing paintings to modern interpretive life.

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Alps Adventuring: The Traunstein Over Night

Little adventures can sometimes be the hardest to come by:

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Fit Life Advice 6: Out in Strong Winter Cold

We had a phase of cold barreling into Europe straight down from Siberia (and Canada and the USA have seen “bomb cyclones,” as they are now popularly called).

With climate change, there’s a chance this will happen more often – and when things get bad, we won’t worry about fitness activities out in the cold.

Now, though, it makes for a good addendum to this advice here, to consider strong cold…

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