Last August I finally conquered my first of the Seven Summits, Mt Kilimanjaro. Hopefully there will be more… Mt Kilimanjaro and Mt Meru
For a fun day out in Slovakia, Sedlo Prielom has it all. Click the pic for a stunning walk in the High Tatras.
Iceland, a volcanic rock in the North Atlantic, is home to many natural wonders. Explore volcanoes, geysers, stinking mud holes, glaciers; you can even make black sand castles… My only advice would be to plan your trip over two weeks, the weather is changeable at best! For photos click the pic below.
Jebel Toubkal at 4165m is the highest peak in Morocco, the Atlas Mountains and North Africa. Join me on a three day trek in the late May sunshine. More info…
Join me for a night on the summit of Ben Nevis, Scotland. Bring your fleeces and sleeping bags and expect deep snow with freezing temperatures. A night on Ben Nevis.
The hike to Hochiss (2299m) in Austria is not very long or demanding, but offers spectacular views for little effort. A favourite with locals and tourists alike, this walk makes a great day out. If you have plenty of time, there are plenty of other summits to conquer. Click for more info.
The stunning turquoise lake of Achensee, north east of Innsbruck, Austria is overlooked by the 2000m peaks of Seekarspitze and Seebergspitze. Together they form a lovely ridge walk, which if you start at the northern end, finishes at the small holiday town of Pertisau. There is a footpath along the lake shore for the return journey or a ferry, if like me, you leave it too late to return on foot. I had a great day out but just make sure you pick better weather! Seekarspitze and Seebergspitze, Austria
In September 2011, I spent a couple of weeks exploring the delights of the Austrian Alps. One great day walk was to Hochkönig Matrashaus at 2941m. 1500m of ascent made it a long but very satisfying day in the Austrian heat. To read how I got on and some photos, click the link. Hochkönig Matrashaus
This article made me realize what little we know about the places we visit. Nepal is now landmine free after the end of the civil war. After visiting Nepal twice, I never knew they had landmines but apparently they were to protect strategic sites. Full story click here.
You wouldn’t think that a mummified caterpillar could cause so much trouble, but greed is the same all over the world. Full story here.