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   WHO AM I   

Ciao! I'm Davide - Bottols for my friends. I'm an adventurous soul with a deep love for hiking and the great outdoors. Originally from Italy, I now reside in the stunning landscapes of Switzerland. When I'm not exploring the Swiss Alps, you can find me trekking through picturesque mountain ranges around the world.

THE BEGIN OF LONG DISTANCE HIKING PASSION

My journey into long-distance hiking began just before covid, and it has been an incredible and transformative experience ever since. Hiking has become more than just a hobby—it's a way of life for me. The freedom, solitude, and connection with nature that I find on the trails have become an essential part of who I am.

THE EARLY STAGE AND THE HIKING DESPISE

Now, let's talk about my childhood adventures. As a kid, my parents introduced me to the wonders of the mountains. At first, I loved it! But as I grew older, I must admit, there was a phase when I started to resent them (my parents, not the mountains). Why, you might ask? Well, it's simple: hiking meant sacrificing those precious weekend sleep-ins. Who wants to wake up early and put on hiking boots when you could be snoozing away?

THE ADULT STAGE AND THE GOING BACK TO REASON

However, something changed along the way. As I matured, I began to appreciate the beauty and serenity of the mountains, the thrill of conquering new peaks, and the sense of accomplishment that comes with completing long-distance trails. Hiking became my escape and my passion.

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ABOUT THIS WEBSITE

On my website, I share captivating tales from my hiking adventures, provide practical tips and advice, and offer insights into the gear and techniques I've come to rely on. Join me as I dive into the world of long-distance trails, capturing the stunning views, overcoming challenges, and immersing myself in the extraordinary experiences that only hiking can offer.

So lace up your boots, pack your backpack, and let's embark on unforgettable journeys together!

Stay tuned for updates, inspiring stories, and the latest from my hiking escapades.

Adventure awaits, Davide (aka Bottols)

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