Christine Thürmer is one of the most hikers in the world: in just a few years she has walked 49,000 kilometers. In an interview, she talks about how digitization has revolutionized hiking and gives equipment tips. Interview: Till Bartels

Ms. Thürmer, in 12 years you have walked 49,000 kilometers. Has the corona virus put a damper on your hiking plans?

Actually, this year I wanted to run from Germany across the Balkans to Greece. Sometimes I would have to pass through non-EU countries, I can forget that for now. Now I’m rescheduling and would like to hike via Switzerland through Italy to Sicily.

You always complete your long-distance hikes alone. So were you well prepared for the lockdown isolation of the past few weeks?