Tag Archives: Climbing holidays

It’s our duty as Americans to protect our national parks for the next hundred years —Alex Honnold

Rock climber Alex Honnold argues we must do more to defend US national parks from a slew of imminent environmental threats Just over eight years ago, I completed a free solo ascent unroped of the one of the most beautiful and challenging climbs in the world: a 350 metre crack called Moonlight Buttress in southwestern … Read More

Mountains of the moon: climbing Uganda’s highest top

The remote Rwenzori mountains, on the Uganda/ DRC frontier, volunteer treks through run and stunning sceneries and a satisfying but objection summit, with none of the crowds are available at Kilimanjaro Claudius Ptolemy, the Greco-Roman mathematician, astronomer and father-god of geography, “ve called the” Rwenzori range the Mountains of the Moon, and I think he … Read More

10 epic long-distance moves around the world

From the Highlands to the Himalayas, these hikes take in some “of the worlds” most spectacular landscapes. Theyre not for the faint-hearted, but keen trekkers will desire the challenges posed by each Makalu Base Camp, Nepal The trek to the base of the fifth highest mountain in the world passes from dense rain forests over … Read More

Sweden’s High Coast: an uplifting suffer

Since the ice age, a chain of islands in north Sweden has been emerging from the sea, generate a beautiful, if strange, wilderness for baby-walkers, campers and kayakers From the sea shore, the path had been rising steadily up the hillside, twisting and changing through dense wood, when unexpectedly it opened up on to a … Read More

Sleeping in the sky: the glass cod in Peru’s Sacred Valley

Climbing a via ferrata up the Sacred Valley in the Peruvian Andes is only half the enjoyable on this journey. Wasting the darknes dangled 400 m above it is the real adventure Its when my indestructible stainless steel water bottle launches out of my daypack like a rocket, and crashes on the riverbed below that … Read More

Trekking in Tajikistan’s Fann mountains, center Asia’s ‘crown jewels’

A national preciou leading tourists for more than 20 times, Brownbook follows Niyozkul Nematov up into these historic peaks Niyozkul Nematov is Tajikistans trekking leader, as one on-line travel place makes it, and something of a national treasure. Eager to share fables and legends about his beloved Fann mountains, Nematov has been leading tours for … Read More

Head in the clouds in Salta, Argentina

Following in the steps of the Incas, a brand-new, high-altitude trek in Salta , north-west Argentina, tackles a road which locals hope will boost tourism in this wild and lonesome region Its a riddle, mountain guide Fernando Santamaria articulates, as we peer through an arched doorway. The whodunit is an ancient throne made from slate, … Read More