The wild heart of Albania

LWA expert for nature conservation, Susanne Blech © Land Water AdventuresA post by Susanne Blech


Susanne is Land Water Adventures' contact person for nature conservation, expert for the environment and wilderness, guide for whitewater and expedition style, friendly, changing encyclopedia of nature and does not leave her tent without coffee.


The protection and preservation of wild landscapes is her passion and the project Albania within Land Water Adventures is a very personal concern for her. In August 2019 Susanne was on the spot, at the wild heart of Albania and writes down her impressions here.


More information about Susanne here.

He bends down deeply to push the hand plough into the sun-dried, torn earth. A lean cow stands stoically next to him in the leather harness. A shepherd rides past leisurely on a donkey. It is noon and the high August sun burns relentlessly down on the farmer with his draught animal in the cloudless sky. Above the scenery lies a leaden heat and a great calm, enveloped in the never-ending, scraping sound of the cicadas. In the background, behind high piled yellow haystacks, a bright turquoise band winds its way through the deeply incised valley. Some impressions on the upper reaches of the Vjosa suddenly leave behind the feeling that time has stood still here in southeastern Albania, not far from the Greek border. Continue reading „Das wilde Herz Albaniens“

Nature conservation at Land Water Adventures

LWA nature conservation © Land Water Adventures

A contribution by Susanne Blech, the LWA contact person for nature conservation, with a foreword by LWA founder Sebastian Schmidt.

Foreword - Why the preservation of wilderness is important to us: Whether on land or in the Packraft, for us, untouched places, wilderness and untamed nature are a very special attraction. These are the places that attract us and where we plan our adventures to. We want to give all our participants the special feeling of being on the move in such places, while preserving the wildness of nature and creating an awareness of the importance of its preservation.

Exerting as little influence as possible on nature wherever we are on our way, we have promised in our LWA conservation concept and commit all participants of our multi-day courses and expeditions to these guidelines.

Continue reading „Naturschutz bei Land Water Adventures“