Visit Gibraltar: One day at the rock

By Marina Aagaard, MFT Gibraltar is a tiny peninsula, a British Territory with partial autonomy. The peninsula is located off southern Spain, the Iberian Peninsula. Gibraltar covers 6.8 km². The northern border of 1.2 km to Spain is the town of La Linea de la Conceptión... If you are in the area, a (day) trip here is …

Weekend fitness workout: Outdoor, Over the hill and OOTD

By Marina Aagaard, MFT Variety is a good thing. During the weekend when you have time off, there is more time and opportunity to do something different and different training. Our small journey this weekend - mission dog walk and exercise - goes to a place where we have never been before to see some Danish  "mountains" …

Sindbjerg and Stoubjerg: Hills and stairs on Sejs Hede, Silkeborg

By Marina Aagaard, MFT Friday. Holiday. Weekend trip. To the hills around Silkeborg.  The most famous one there is Himmelbjerget, but there other hills, too. First a quick map check. Then, Henrik, T-Rex and I, are off on a small journey, a 45 minute drive, to Sindbjerg and Stoubjerg. Two hills with beautiful views of the surrounding countryside. From …

Valtellina Vertical Tube Race: My story – before, during and after

By Marina Aagaard, MFT Il chilometro più duro al mondo. The world's toughest kilometer: 2700 stairs, roughly 158 floors. 500 altitude meters. An ultra stair running race ... the elite runs up, many walk up and some even crawl to the finish line. Valtellina Vertical Tube Race, held in the Italian mountains of Lombardy, Montagna in Valtellina, …

Small country, big ideas: Denmark

My country. Denmark, a small Scandinavian country. Small, maybe, but home is where the heart is. Denmark? A sovereign state, but quite small Scandinavian country. Out of 196 countries and dependencies, Denmark is at number 130 covering just 43.094 km2 (16.639 mi2) and a population of only 5.7 mio. (112th). Small, but ambitious, though. Denmark …

Fehmarn hiking or seaside sightseeing?

By Marina Aagaard, MFT...To hike or not to hike? That is the question right now....Monday. It is morning. Actually, I have optimisticly planned for a four-hour hike on Via Scandinavica from the north, near Puttgarden, down to the south coast....... I have prepared and found a map for the hiking route on the Jacobswege website and additional information …

Fehmahrn fun, fear and fitness: Siloclimbing and SUP

By Marina Aagaard, MFT. Photos: Henrik Elstrup and Marina Aagaard...Ready. Set. Go. Today's program is not for those with a fear of heights or hydrophobia. But it is spot on for everyone who wants outdoor activity with that little extra....Sunday. It is morning. Henrik and I drive towards the harbor, Burgstaaken, close by. The fall weather is cool, but beautiful …