Adventure Blogger Kraig Becker:
… When selecting the route for the Climb for Valor, the team at Tusker Trail decided that they wanted to do something a little different. The idea was to give the climbers on our team a complete unique look at the mountain, along a route that is seldom hiked. We began by entering Kilimanjaro National Park at the Londorossi Gate and proceeding up the traditional Lemosho Route along the western flanks of the mountain. …
On Day three we began to divert from the Lemosho Route at last and ventured out onto the all-but abandoned Northern Circuit of the mountain. At this point, we left all other teams behind and had the trail completely to ourselves. …
Crater Camp 5700 meters (18,700 ft)
A friend of Warren Long captured this image. I can’t recall seeing any better from the city.
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.
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
So far I’m still good to return to Nepal November 2015.
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. :-)
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. :-)