UPDATE – added photos from the climb to Flickr
Scott Whiteside organized 6 hikers to scramble his favourite mountain in the Crowsnest Pass. We needed no climbing gear but be warned there are a few tricky spots on this mountain.
We took our time spending almost 8hrs on the adventure. All returned unscathed â€” except for 1 thumb squashed by a falling rock. Rock fall is the biggest danger when scrambling the rotten Rockies.
For evidence that we actually reached the summit, click PLAY on the video below or watch the clip on YouTube.
The colours are amazing at Yellowstone National Park:
Our photos on Flickr.com
Yellowstone is mostly in Wyoming, touching on Idaho and Montana.
There is some good hiking in Yellowstone. But we recommend nearby Teton Crest Trail as the best in the region.
On the right hand navigation of the besthike.com blog we’ve added a Flickr “badge” linking to 120 of our best photos. More will be added in future.
Rick McCharles is hosting this on his pro account.
Another Flickr badge to all photos tagged with the word “hiking” is included at the bottom of the navigation. These badges change each time you reload the page.
Huayhuash Circuit photo credit – Grant Assenheimer
A great site edited by Jan Robertson, highly recommended. BestHike.com links to a number of Jan’s pages.
Click below to see his “top treks”.
New Zealand Backcountry Hikes-Tramping, Walking, Tracks, Trails
Often called the finest landscape photographer from Scotland, Prior has captured some fantastic scenes.
colinprior.co.uk home page
I just uploaded my collected highlight travel photos which have migrated through various locations over the years.
In Flickr I can easily add and edit. Others can easily find and comment.
(Rick McCharles is the editor of this blog.)
See all the photos on Flickr.
photo – George Novak
Blue Nile Falls â€” also known as Tis Issat or Tissasat Falls. (Ethiopia)
The flow has been greatly reduced since a hydro-electric station started diverting the river in 2003.
More of Kirkby’s favourite photos
Have you heard of the Chang Tang?
A part of the world half the size of the continental USA?
George Schaller made 11 trips between 1985 and 2001. I read a couple of his books so perhaps I did hear of the region.
The photographer is Galen Rowell, who’s work was admired by Ansel Adams. This was Rowell’s last adventure. He and his wife were killed in a plane crash in California.
National Geographic sponsored expedition to Chang Tang
Bruce Kirby pitched the idea to National Geographic and worked a year on the Chang Tang project. But NG went ahead without him.