Leonie’s Liechtenstein Marathon 2017

Leonie ran the LGT Liechtenstein Alpin Marathon today. I was too lazy for such things. In fact I was feeling almost too lazy to cycle. I don’t think I’ve recovered from the recent racing quite yet.

Anyway, Leonie ran off into the hills and I cycled slowly up towards the finish line while managing to miss her at all the possible spots along the way. She finished in 5:07:33 beating her 2015 time which was very good since she’s not really been running much this year.

Leonie at the start (LGT Marathon)View of the  king's castle on the marathon route (LGT Marathon)

Above left: Leonie ran the LGT Alpin Marathon in Liechtenstein. Above right: It went past the king’s castle.

Leonie at 35 km (LGT Marathon)Leonie at the finish (LGT Marathon)

Above left: It was strenuous with 1870 m of climbing. Above right: But she made it to the finish in 5:07:33 and got place 8/14 in her category and 27/73 from all women.

Craig visits

Craig came to visit for a few days.

On Saturday Leonie drove us out to Liechtenstein and we walked into the mountains, over the Three Sisters and back into Austria to Feldkirch where we took the train back to Lindau.

On Sunday morning it rained. We headed to Allageu around lunch time and by the time we arrived it was sunny. We went for a walk in the hills in the afternoon and then drove to Tannheim in Austria and camped the night there.

On Monday we did the Salewa Klettersteig again. We met Leonie at the top as we were a little pushed for time. The weather cleared on the summit and we had blue skies again.

On the way up we did some dog rescuing just before the crux of the climb. I swapped backpacks with a girl who was carrying her dog up to the summit with her so that she had less weight to carry.


Fürstensteig (Liechtenstein)So much view (The Three Sisters, Liechtenstein)

Above left: Craig and I got a lift out to Liechtenstein with Leonie and walked up into the mountains. We headed over a bunch of peaks to the Three Sisters and then down into Austria. We caught the train home from Feldkirch. Above right: The weather was pretty good.

Sun shining through the rock (The Three Sisters, Liechtenstein)Craig does some bouldering (The Three Sisters, Liechtenstein)

Above left: The rock formations were nice. Above right: Craig found some rock climbing to do.

At the top of somewhere (Allgäu)

Above: On Saturday we drove to Allgäu and went walking from Bad Hindelang into the hills above Oberjoch. The sun had come out after a rainy start to the day and it was quite nice.

Craig climbing (Salewa Klettersteig)Cris and dog (Salewa Klettersteig)At the top (Salewa Klettersteig)

Above left: Above middle: We did some rescuing on the way up. I swapped backpacks with a girl on the crux and carried her dog to the top.Above right: The weather cleared for us at the summit. Unfortunately I had forgot my camera so had to stick my phone.

Visitors from Kiwiland

Simon and Anita came to visit for a week or so.

A random list of some stuff we did:

– Simon and I went for a mountain bike ride up Schoenberg.

– We went wandering in the Ravennaschlucht near Freiburg.

– We headed off to see the Rhein waterfall in Schaffhausen (Switzerland), then headed over to Lake Constance. The following day we headed over to Liechtenstein and found some frogs. Then spent a night near the Klausenpass. Drove over the Klausenpass and headed back to Freiburg.

– We caught up with Oli and Jakob in town for an evening, missed the last tram home, so ran instead.

And now in pictures:

More green in the Black Forest (Germany)_resize Water fall 6 (Germany)_resize

Above: Some greenery in the forest of blackness in the Ravennaschlucht. We went for an afternoon stroll up the gorge and did a little bit of snapping.

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Above: And some yellow for variety.

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Above: Simon and Anita my sometimes normal visitors.

Ughhh what is this (Lake Constance, Switzerland)_resize-small

Above: Simon was as usual thoroughly impressed with my cooking.

Beer (Konstanz, Germany)_resize-small punchbowl falls (Arthurs Pass 06) _resize-small

Above: Being good beer drinking Germans in Konstanz with Johannes. I would have posted a picture of the Rheinfall in Schaffhausen, Switzerland but to be honest the punch bowl falls in Arthurs Pass leaves it for dead, so let’s have a picture of that instead. No tourists, no silly Swiss flags, you don’t have to pay to get close to it. Hmm, perhaps it’s almost time to return to NZ.

Froggy hiding (Liechtenstein)_resize-small Yum, delicious lunch (Switzerland)_resize-small

Above left: Some twigs in Liechtenstein, or is there something more. Above right: A delicious feast. The Swiss do the best bread in Europe IMHO.

The sun again (Switzerland)_resize-small

Above: The weather in Switzerland was rather grotty for a bit but the rain cleared and we cruised up to Klausenpass.

Simon and Anita defile Klausen Pass (Switzerland)_resize-small Simon and Anita (Klausenpass, Switzerland)_resize-small

Above left: You just can’t take some people anywhere. The Swiss would have been horrified. Above right: Simon and Anita being a happy couple.

Let loose on the town (Freiburg)_resize-small

Above: Simon and Anita prove that we don’t need a silly tram to get back home in style.