Eden To Addo Great Corridor Hike

South Africa, Sept 3-23, 2015

400KM. 20 days. US$2060 donation.

Click PLAY or watch the 2014 hike promo on Vimeo.


To link three mega-reserves, namely the Garden Route National Park, The Baviaanskloof Mega Reserve and the Addo Elephant National Park by means of natural corridors to protect and restore the integrity of bio-diversity and eco-system functioning. …



I’ve hiked the Otter Trail on the Garden Route and visited Addo Elephant Park. It would be terrific to connect the two on foot.

Click over to edentoaddo.co.za E2A corridor page for more information.

Video: Day+Dream Nepal

Kraig Becker:

Ever wonder what a day spent trekking the Himalaya of Nepal is like? Than this video is definitely for you. It encapsulates that experience very nicely, boiling it down to a two-and-a-half minute clip that captures the essence …

Video: Day+Dream Nepal

Click PLAY or watch it on Vimeo.

So far I’m still good to return to Nepal November 2015.

VALLEY UPRISING — Official Trailer

VALLEY UPRISING is the much-anticipated documentary from Sender Films about the epic history of climbing in Yosemite National Park and the counterculture roots of outdoor sports.

Narrated by Peter Sarsgaard, the film features digitally-animated archival photography, spectacular climbing footage and interviews with Yosemite greats — from pioneers like Yvon Chouinard, Royal Robbins, Lynn Hill and John Long to cutting edge modern athletes like Dean Potter and Alex Honnold. Valley Uprising tells the story of the bold men and women who broke with convention and redefined the limits of human possibility in America’s legendary national park. …

Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube.

I saw an edited version at the Best of Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour. Excellent. :-)

Banff Alberta in winter

I stayed a February night in Banff, one of our top 10 hiking towns in the world.

Wanting to do some day hiking, I stopped by the National Parks office for advice.


Unfortunately, the local trails are a mess in winter. Snowy, icy and often CLOSED.


I still managed a short afternoon walking from town to the Banff Springs Hotel.


Shortly after I gave up. And caught the bus up the mountain to the Hot Springs.



I’ll come back in summer. :-)

12 Long Walks in the USA

The series began with the Pacific Northwest Trail on July 2, 2011, and finished at the southern terminus of the Appalachian Trail on December 28, 2012. The total distance was approximately 14,302 miles (23,012 km). …

This Hiking Life

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Total Bear Sightings: 48 (including 22 grizzlies)
Total Mountain Lion Sightings: 2
Total Pairs of Shoes: 28

See the HIGHLIGHT photos.

That’s Cam Honan.

best hiker

I often name Andrew Skurka as the greatest hiker of modern times. But Cam’s done far more distance. And done more of the best hikes worldwide. :-)

Markha Valley trek, Ladahk, India

Planning for a possible August/September trip, I put together a first draft Markha information page. Use it to plan your own trek.


  • the most popular hike in Ladahk, northern India, bordering Tibet
  • easy access out of Leh
  • 6-8 days
  • 111km (69mi)
  • early June to mid-October
  • moderate-demanding
  • big risk of altitude sickness
  • 2-3 high passes (4900m-5200m)
  • several nights at very high altitude
  • sleep in tent or in “homestays
  • frequent flights from Delhi. Infrequent flights from Srinagar and Jammu.
  • hike independently or with a Guide
  • check the confusing tourist visa requirements for India. Some nations can get a visa-on-arrival at airports.
by lupus alberto

by lupus alberto

Click PLAY or watch 3minuteAdventures – Markha Valley Trek, Ladakh
on YouTube.

That’s the toughest itinerary, starting out of Stok village rather than the more popular trailheads of Spitok or Zinchen.

Trek to Kangchenjunga


Click PLAY or watch part 1 on YouTube.

This is a trek to Guichala pass at 4950m, in the state of Sikkim, India, for a clear view of Mt Kangchenjunga, the 3rd highest mountain in the world. In Part 2 we make move from lookout to lookout with confusion and frustration until we decide to throw caution to the wind and just do it …

Click PLAY or watch part 2 on YouTube.