Picture of the Day 17.01.2016
One does not simply walk into Mordor...it’s a 19,4 km alpine crossing plus another 3 hours of climbing up a volcano, the actual Mt. Doom. I have to tell you right from the start: Unfortunately I did not made it up the mountain, I’m just to unfit to do it in the time I had there. But I did finish the Tongariro Alpine Crossing and also went onto the summit of Mt. Tongariro which was an additional 3 km of hiking with incredible views of Mt. Doom aka Ngauruhoe .Besides the volcanoes you also have some cool blue lakes and the last part of the crossing goes through a rain-forest. I had an incredible day but now I’m so tired and really full of respect for Frodo doing this trek barefooted.