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'Off-Grid' in Arctic Sweden: Trekking the Dag Hammarskjöldleden

December 15, 2017 - The Call of the Wild: Nikkaluokta to Kebnekaise (19 km) Last September (2016) we visited Arctic Sweden for the first tim...
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Trekking in the Caucasus Mountains of Georgia: Sojourn in Svaneti

November 20, 2017 - We begin our final trek in Svaneti in the north west of Georgia, famous for its medieval stone towers which each stand s...
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Trekking in the Caucasus Mountains of Georgia: Journey across the Chaukhi Massif

November 19, 2017 - My eighteen kilo rucksack feels like a dead weight as I heave it onto my back in the remote village of Djuta (Juta) whic...
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‘The Chess Set of the Gods’: Trekking in the Simien Mountains of Ethiopia

April 25, 2017 - Day One: Africa’s ‘Grand Canyon’ I catch my breath as I peer over the edge of the terrifying precipice upon which I am...
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An Autumn Trek in Arctic Sweden: The Kungsleden Trail from Saltoluokta to Kvikkjokk

September 30, 2016 - In the far reaches of Northern Europe there is a land of cold rushing rivers, vast forests and snow-capped mountains. A...
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‘España Verde’: Spain’s Green and Pleasant Wonderland

July 28, 2016 - The cliffs of craggy limestone tower over our convertible as we power our way up through a deep gorge carved by the Care...
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The Journey to 'Middle Land' Narsarsuaq, Greenland: Or There and Back Again

October 11, 2015 - Our flight from Reykjavík to Narsarsuaq Airport took us spell-bindingly low over the immense Greenland ice cap and then...
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The Stuff of Sagas: Trekking Erik the Red’s Land, Greenland

October 04, 2015 - The Vanished World of the Vikings The boat that had carried us the short hop across the icy turquoise waters from Narsar...
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Through a Net, Dimly: Wilderness Trekking in Klosterdalen, Tasermiut Fjord, Greenland

September 13, 2015 - The New Patagonia It’s early afternoon, late July, when our rib boat glides out of Nanortalik harbour. Located on an isl...
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To the Roof of Africa: Kilimanjaro, Tanzania, via the 7-day Machame-Mweka Route

January 04, 2015 - Day One: The March to Machame Through the dusty, chipped windscreen of the minibus, I get my first good look at snow cla...
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Monsoon Madness! Five days trekking from Sandakphu to Phalut in the Eastern Himalaya

October 14, 2014 - Day One: Walking in the Rain I step into a room with a cement washed floor. Faded and dusty, age curled posters depictin...
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The Magic and Majesty of the Mangertons: A Two Day Mountain Trek in County Kerry, Ireland

July 31, 2014 - Misty Mountain Hop The smell of summer flowers, damp earth and wood smoke waft in through the open window of our B&B. It...
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Paine is Pure Pleasure: The ‘W’ route, Torres del Paine National Park, Chile

December 04, 2013 - The Eighth Wonder of the World Through the cracked windscreen of our mini bus, the Paine massif, an eastern spur of the...
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The Lost City of the Incas: Hiking the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, Peru

August 01, 2013 - Hitting the Trail The scene before my eyes is one of frenetic activity. Kit bags lie gaping open on plastic sheeting, wi...
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