The yak is back home! Now he will have to work to save up money for the next trip…. : – )
Rough Sketch of Our Route
Country by country, this was our route:
Italy – Switzerland – Liechtenstein – Austria – Germany – Denmark – Germany – Holland – Canada – USA – Mexico – Belize – Guatemala – El Salvador – Honduras – Nicaragua – Costa Rica – Panama – Colombia – Ecuador – Peru – Chile – Argentina – Chile – Japan – Russia – Georgia – Turkey – Greece – Italy
June 5th, 2012 at 7:47 am
Hej Malene og Marco Så fandt gudmor Hanni og Jan jeres
meget spændende hjemmeside, så vi ønsker jer god tur gennen Canada
June 5th, 2012 at 1:49 pm
Tusind tak 🙂
June 8th, 2012 at 12:26 pm
Hi Malene and Marco
You have a fantastic blog! I wish you all the most splendid adventures, good weather and great food.
ps: I miss you at the Italian class, Malene!
Your classmate Vibeke
June 8th, 2012 at 11:39 pm
Thank you Vibeke!!! Just a few hours ago we finally got our car so now we are very happy and ready to go!
I am afraid my Italian is going rapidly down hill….now when we start driving we have to practice!
June 16th, 2012 at 2:42 pm
Gian Marco, fatti valere! Io e Bruzzone ti abbiamo ricordato a Londra
July 3rd, 2012 at 8:25 pm
Grandi! La coppia del secolo! Bruzzone-Puracchio come Vialli-Mancini o Gullit-Van Basten!!!
July 4th, 2012 at 4:35 am
Sono a Francoforte e oggi torno da Big Bruz ed il suo nuovo deputy con Fernando …. accessori in ritardo!
July 8th, 2012 at 11:31 pm
No comment! Mi immagino il grande Bistra Bistra come sará nervoso!
June 16th, 2012 at 2:44 pm
Sono a Francoforte e sto per andare a Buenos Aires una settimana. A Calgary ricordati di commemorare gli ori olimpici del grande Alberto Tomba nel 1988
July 3rd, 2012 at 8:24 pm
Grande Albertone! Tu? Come è andata a Baires? Hai commemorato la provoleta e l’ojo de bife?
July 4th, 2012 at 4:37 am
Ho mangiato come un maiale romagnolo. Provoleta, carne di ogni tipo, Malbec e flan. Sono stato anche a Montevideo. Ora dopo Londra vado a Roma con Fernando (che ha compiuto 40 anni il 2 luglio) e lunedi’ vado una settimana in Sardegna con Ferita-Taschini e Artistic Wave a Porto Cervo, andiamo al Billionaire da Briatore
July 8th, 2012 at 11:32 pm
Bene! Cerca di non pensare a Fernando ma alla faffa che troverai in Sardegna!!
June 16th, 2012 at 2:47 pm
GM, mandami qualche commento sulle montagne canadesi. Sono belle come dicono? Simili alle nostre dolomiti?
July 3rd, 2012 at 8:23 pm
Che dire…sono le Dolomiti elevate alla 10ma! Grandi, belle, ghiacciate! L’unico problema è che la maggior parte sono inaccessibili! Prima ti devi fare km tra pinete piene di orsi grizzly affamati, poi devi dormire ttaccato da orde di zanzaroni e alla fine devi scalare per giorni al freddo e al gelo per raggiungere la vetta…ora capisco perchè non ci sono molti alpinisti canadesi! 🙂
June 26th, 2012 at 1:15 pm
enjoyu British Columbia, some really breath taking views no doubt.
June 28th, 2012 at 5:57 am
Thanks Tariq! We love it here, very wild and beautiful!
June 28th, 2012 at 12:26 am
Hallo Frau Hein, amazing, Euer Trip! Einfach traumhaft, der Plan! Ich wünsche eine gute Reise and that everything works out well and safe! 🙂
Hello from Germany!
June 28th, 2012 at 5:56 am
Hallo Cornelia :))))))) super geil to hear from you 😉 it has been toooooo long!!! We are meeting a lot of Swiss and Austrian people here, it seems to be the place to emigrate to if you are finding the alps too crowded 😉 I hope all is well with you!!! Malinka
July 6th, 2012 at 6:53 pm
Oh such a good trip! Canada is almost over! Good luck!
Rob, Hostel Montreal Central
July 7th, 2012 at 11:23 pm
Hi Rob! We are still enjoying Canada a bit more but now heading south to Vancouver and then Seattle. We really like B.C. Thanks again to you great guys at HMC!!
July 13th, 2012 at 11:24 am
Giammarco, thanks for the beautiful pictures from the BC . We dream with you. In winter time is even better I was there 2 times for ski mountaineering in the Selkirk Mountain with SME. 4 mt of real powder. Enjoy
Giacomo – KPO
July 16th, 2012 at 4:04 pm
Thanks Giacomo! This is our purpouse, to make you dream!
Now just came back from a fantastic climbing of Wedge Mountain in Garibaldi Provincial Park. Skis and crampons. Unbelievable! Due to late snow season, we did’t find for sure the 4m of real powder you found but we enjoyed a lot! Now recovering for the climb of Mt. Reinier in the Cascade Mountains close to Seattle.
Let’s continue the dream!
July 30th, 2012 at 6:05 pm
Hi kids (…)
I am in awe! Had I known that I sat next to a dare-devil mountain klimber in my italian-class (and her Italian) I would have been more respectful… Did I see a dog in one of your pictures – a dog etaing a lot of “amburgers”?? Do let me know. I have signed up for the next season of Italien, and I will be missing my help-mate!
All my best wishes
July 31st, 2012 at 9:58 pm
Vibeke! I am missing our Italian lessons! Now we are too lazy or too busy to practice Italian, so I am forgetting everything……
The famous dog is Freddie! We will have to post some pictures of him soon, you are right, he is not getting enough exposure! 😉
July 31st, 2012 at 1:38 pm
Everybody at the HMC still follows you! We love your adventures and the pictures are amazing!
July 31st, 2012 at 8:31 pm
Thanks guys! We are always remembering our stay in HMC with particular sweetness!!! Keep following us!
September 6th, 2012 at 3:00 am
Aksai is following you. It seems to us you are a little faster. There is the risk you will come back to work earlier. Please not do it ! Yes, the motobike is a illness for me. I’m dreaming to follow your footprint , but with two wheels only. Take care . Giacomo and WEOPs team
September 6th, 2012 at 12:57 pm
😉 weare carrying Aksai Team with us…actually on our car we have only 3 stickers with 3 flags: Italian, Danish and Kazak!
We are going fast in order to arrive in Argentina by Jan 2013 to climb Aconcagua (6.962 mt)…work can easily wait…after Americas we’ll relax a bit more and we might think to travel thru South East Asia and Africa!
If you’ll decide to leave with you KTM it will be one of the best experience of your life 😉 we’ll support you!!
September 24th, 2012 at 8:46 am
Malene! I just got back from Belize-Guatemala yesterday. I just missed you it seems… We weren’t able to climb Acatenango because of the eruption, so very jealous! Enjoy your trip. Take care! 🙂
September 24th, 2012 at 9:19 pm
Hi Helen! Aaah how fun it could have been to bump into you in Antigua!!! We loved Guatemala and the Fuego eruption was just a perfect farewell 😉 we were lucky to climb Acatenango just the day before! I will check for your pictures on FB… Say hello to all 🙂
October 29th, 2012 at 1:07 pm
Hi Malene, congratulations for your pictures, they are amazing! I follow your trip with enormous interest because Central and South America is my favourite part of the world. I hope I will visit one day with my daughter to show her how different and beautiful is life overthere.
A hug to you and Marco, federica
November 20th, 2012 at 12:56 pm
ok perù,ma dateci un segno di vita!
November 24th, 2012 at 1:57 am
Siamo vivi!!!! Abbiamo scalato il Pisco, una montagna di 5.760 metri, in invernale…durissima, ma siamo arrivati in cima….13 ore di sofferenze! 🙂 Ora sulla via per Cusco!
December 24th, 2012 at 9:22 pm
I ønskes en rigtig glædelig jul fra Thomas og Marianne med familie
December 28th, 2012 at 4:35 pm
Kære Marianne og Thomas
Tusind tak for julehilsenen! Jeg håber I havde en dejlig jul og ønsker jer et rigtig godt nyt år! Vi fik jo lokket vores forældre til Buenos Aires til jul, så det var dejligt at tilbringe en uge sammen med mor til tango show, rideture osv.
Kærlig hilsen Malene
December 25th, 2012 at 5:23 pm
Dear Malene and Marco
I am still in awe of you! Great adventures. I wish you a merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
December 28th, 2012 at 4:41 pm
Dearest Vibeke, thank you so much! We hope you enjoyed the Christmas in Copenhagen and we wish you a fabulous new year with lots of travels to Italy, good food and wine – and most importantly lots of Italian home work!!! I am progressing with my Spanish….not exactly the same as Italian but what to do 😉
Malene og Marco
January 11th, 2013 at 3:57 am
Happy New Year and good luck with the big mountain in Argentina. I have mentioned your ongoing adventure to some of my colleagues here who have become your fans. Make sure you include Brisbane in your routing through Australia.
January 11th, 2013 at 11:07 pm
Good to know that we have followers in Australia 🙂 hopefully we will be able to conquer the big mountain so we can post some nice pictures!
My best wishes for the new year for you, your family and your colleagues!!!
April 15th, 2013 at 6:50 am
Hi Malene, you might like this one:
All the best from still cold CPH, 🙂 Niels
April 15th, 2013 at 12:50 pm
Haha fantastic! Got to go to Malaysia next time 🙂
Good to hear from you Niels! Say hello to everyone!
June 22nd, 2013 at 9:52 am
Ciao Ragazzi, siete un sogno ad occhi aperti OGNI VOLTA!!!
Un abbraccio al mio DEFENDER!!!
vi aspettiamo a casa!!!
June 22nd, 2013 at 11:48 pm
Graaaaazieeee!!!! Il tuo Defender si sta comportando benissimo ;-D
Ci vediamo presto.
September 14th, 2013 at 6:59 am
why you didn’t pass in Kazakhstan ? We were waitig you in Aksai ! Have a safe journey back to Italy.
Giacomo and WEOPS team
September 14th, 2013 at 7:02 am
why you didn’t pass in Kazakhstan ? We were waiting you in Aksay !Safe journey back to Italy
Giacomo and WEOPs team
September 14th, 2013 at 6:05 pm
we would loved to pass thru Aksai and visit you, but in Japan we could obtain only single entry VISA for Russia and we couldn’t go out till Georgia…we are very very sorry!
We will have to meet in Brescia sometime you are back from shift so we will show you pictures and we will tell you a lot of nice stories!
Hope to see you soon!
December 13th, 2013 at 8:19 am
With coming you, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. How are you? It’s me, Tahir!! where you’ll go now? and Do you plan to return to Russia, it was very nice to meet you and I hope we meet again. And still I liked your comment about my home and very beautiful pictures, keep up the good work, good luck!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
December 14th, 2013 at 10:41 am
Tahir! So good to hear from you, did you start your study? Now we are in Denmark, Copenhagen, we have to work unfortunately! If we return to Russia we will come to visit you 🙂 some day hopefully. Good luck to you too and keep in touch!!!!!!!
January 12th, 2014 at 1:37 am
Marco and Melene,
It has been 1 year since we climbed Aconagua. I will always be grateful for the great time we had together. Happy new year! Jeff