Winter aspirations

Here come old flattop, he come grooving up slowly (Come together – The Beatles)

Snow fever over Belgian's High Fens

Snow fever over Belgian’s High Fens

What does Belgium has to offer for you crazy outdoor goofies? Isn’t it all about low land boringness over there?
The Ardennes are your answer, my friend…

Forests, meandering rivers, rolling hills, wildlife and even some sheer rock faces!

We even have our own “high” plateau!

What? A plateau? A highland? In Belgium?

Yep. And it’s just high enough to even host some snow over some cold winter weeks.
We even have gentle alpine ski slopes over there and some nice cross-country skiing.

No, that’s not a joke!

The valley of the Hoëgne  - High Fens, Belgium

The valley of the Hoëgne – High Fens, Belgium

It’s called the High Fens, and it was the decor of our first guided outing with members of Hiking Advisor, another project where I am deeply involved. Hiking Advisor is a small NGO with the aim of promoting safe, responsible and pleasant backpacking. The site is in Dutch, hence our target audience.

This way we ended up with 15 aspiring winter hikers in our wake. Some stills and a short video impression will do the rest.

Hoëgne ,  one of the many streams coursing from the High Fens, Belgium

Hoëgne , one of the many streams coursing from the High Fens, Belgium

Can we cook over our lunch? Mais, bien sur! - High Fens, Belgium

Can we cook over our lunch? Mais, bien sur! – High Fens, Belgium

For many of the participants, it was their first ever winter bivaouc - High Fens, Belgium

For many of the participants, it was ther first ever winter bivaouc – High Fens, Belgium

Some chit chat in the snow - High Fens, Belgium

Some chit chat in the snow – High Fens, Belgium

Colour in the white... High Fens, Belgium

Colour in the white… High Fens, Belgium

A happy crowd

A happy crowd

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