Trip report: hiking from Choquequirao to Machu Picchu independently

Click here for my personal reflection of the hike. Additional resources: Stingy Nomads and Travel Outlandish‘s report on the hike. We also found this Reddit post super helpful. We hiked from Choquequirao to Machu Picchu (25 April 2018 to 1 May 2018), but arrived the night before (24 April 2018) at the starting point of…

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Hiking in the Japanese Alps: as captured by a film camera

After completing the John Muir Trail, I felt like I could take on the world and tackle any single hike. But on Day 2 of our through-hike across the Japanese Alps, I was ready to give up. The steep ascents and descents were killing me physically and mentally. “If you want to quit, we will…

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The Tour du Mont Blanc

I never thought it would be possible to hike across three countries until we did the Tour du Mont Blanc. It is, as Wikipedia kindly informs me, one of the most popular long-distance hikes in Europe, circling the Mont Blanc Massif. It is approximately 170km long with 10km of ascent and descent. We started in…

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