We are wilderness guides and long distance hikers with more than 30 years experience.

We are specialized in Northern regions like the United States (Montana, Washington, Alaska), Canada, Spitsbergen (Svalbard), Norway, Sweden, Iceland, Scotland and the Southern Andes (Patagonia).

When we're not guiding, we like to go on long distance hikes. Like the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) and the Pacific Northwest Trail (PNT). Or shorter ones like the GR20 Corsica, Alta Via 1, the Eifel steig, the Colorado trail, The John Muir Trail, and many, many more.

Hiking is all about having fun and enjoyment, not suffering.

We've setup this site to help hikers and backpackers, by sharing our knowledge.

Gear choices, tasty outdoor recipes and other videos are yours to enjoy for free.

But you can also check out or blogs about Ultra Light weight gear choices and how to deal with bears.

Have fun and Happy Trails!

Andre & Lian de Jel

Known on the USA trails as 'Morning Star' and 'CookieMonster'.

In the rest of the world as: 'The Friendly Hikers'