Esther Burghouwt

Yep, it is really happening! This 30 year old Dutch woman (girl?) from one of the flattest countries in the world is going to try and conquer the ancient mountains of the USA on the Appalachian Trail, starting in March of 2018. I still go by my real-life name of Esther, momentarily enjoying the sedentary life of a financial administration job, happily living in the big city of Amsterdam. Having studied Cultural Anthropology, I have an innate interest in other cultures and a craving for adventure, that I somehow also need to balance with my more introvert and careful character. But I love a challenge!

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Trial and Error in the French Pyrenees

Trial and Error in the French Pyrenees

At the beginning of October, I made a trip to the French Pyrenees, to do one final test run for my body, gear and mind to see if I really, really

Oct 21, 2017 : Esther Burghouwt
Obstacles for Foreign Hikers

Obstacles for Foreign Hikers

Of course I am not speaking for all the foreigners that have hiked or are planning to hike in the US, but I do think that for quite some of us there

Sep 26, 2017 : Esther Burghouwt
Why I Should Not Hike the Appalachian Trail

Why I Should Not Hike the Appalachian Trail

I know, I know. Why start with something so negative? Well, I just need to air out all my doubts and all the doubts that other people have about this

Sep 19, 2017 : Esther Burghouwt