Tour du Mont Blanc in film

  The TMB was by no means an easy hike with daily ascents and descents of hundreds of metres. I’m pretty sure we had to do a 1,600m ascent on the last day! By that stage in our travels we were I was excited about the prospect of having a reduced pack weight as the…

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The Great Wall of China

Another place which was on our travel list was China. We were anxious because we had heard mixed things about our “motherland” – it was going to be crowded, hectic and a huge culture shock. We arrived only expecting the worst, but we came out of it with a greater love and appreciation for the…

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Memories of the John Muir Trail Pt. 2

Through-hiking the John Muir Trail would possibly be my greatest life achievement so far.  

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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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One month in Southern Patagonia (Part 2)

Crossing to Argentine Patagonia – Los Glaciares National Park Most travellers we spoke to had either come from or were going to El Calafate and El Chalten in Argentina, so naturally we decided we should add that to our (relatively flexible) itinerary. After about a month in Chile, we crossed the border to its neighbour…

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