HikeVentures is an outdoor blog which focuses on hiking, packrafting, snowshoeing, cycling and urban microadventures. We adventure mainly in Europe but sometimes we also visit places like Japan or Russia. HikeVentures was established in 2012.
Patrick was born 1978 in South Germany nearby the Alps where he was hiking and skiing extensively especially in Austria. Having parents from Iran and Austria travelling was always part of Patrick’s life. Patrick moved to Finland in 2006 and currently lives in Järvenpää (Finland). Patrick has also lived several months in Australia where he was diving with sharks and explored the blue mountains. Moreover, he has also worked in the Swiss mountains for several months which was a perfect place for snowboarding and skiing adventures in powder snow. Having relatives in Canada, Patrick also visited Banff National Park. He also traveled to China, Thailand, Romania, the Arab Emirates and India.
Konstantin is living in the Netherlands and was born 1978 in Russia. Konstantin is teaching adventure and heritage tourism at an University of Applied Science. Konstantin is our GoPro Hero camera expert. Inspired as a kid by the adventures of his father in Russia Konstantin followed him into his foot steps into the great outdoors. Living in densly populated Netherlands he is also very excited about microadventures which could be interesting for our urban readers. Konstantin is also very interested in hiking and packrafting adventures in Japan. Konstantin is our expert when it comes to conducting research.
We are also both Rescue 3 Europe Whitewater Rescue Technician Recreational (WRT-REC) certified.
In the Media
The Great outdoors: The UK’S first packraft roundup – A family affair.
Alpacka Raft: Awesome Adventure Blogs That Include Packraft Adventures.
Magazine B: ISSUE No.25 Suunto
Kanosport reisverhalen: Naar Japan met een packraft.
Ecktiv Magazine: Alleen voor straatfestivals ga je al naar Gdansk.
Trail Cultural Webmagazine: Packrafting in Montenegro
Trail Cultural Webmagazine: Lake Engozero in Russia
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