“Tracking for Freedom”: Climbing the hills from the other side

Yesterday, I went for another trip. My original plan was to go along a similar route as on my last trip with TriTeam Chaos, but from the other direction and with a slightly smaller distance of about 53 km. Instead of climbing Exelbergstra├če in the 17th district, I went for a route via Sievering, which is part of the 19th district. Once more, the climb (see the elevation profile below) was extremely exhausting and I almost gave up. However, when I reached the highest point of my planned route, I decided to change the route a little bit so I would actually go back a longer way. In the end, I even went around the block once more to reach exactly 60 km. I was extremely tired by then I’m not sure if I can make another trip that long in the near future. If you want to help raise my motivation and support my health and Free Software all at once, please donate to FSFE using the “Tracking for Freedom” as the payment reference. If you are new to the whole project of “T4F”, read more about it here.

Elevation profile

The trip's elevation profile

Note: At the very left, the altitude is definitely wrong. It seems the barometer delivered incorrect data during the first 15 minutes or so. This might also influence the total climb measured.


The usual numbers:

Total distance 60.0 km
Average speed 24.5 km/h
Maximum speed 66.5 km/h
Total climb 535 m
Average heart rate 157 bpm
Maximum heart rate 192 bpm
Time active 02:32:00
Time resting 00:05:27
Energy consumed 2477 kcal

Note: The climb was measured using a non-calibrated barometric altimeter; the amount of energy consumed was calculated from the measured heart rate and physiological parameters.

The GPX file recorded with my eTrex can be found here.