Have you heard of the Marathon des Sables?
Racing 142 miles over seven days in the Sahara. 120F heat. Wind storms. Carrying all your own gear & food. One guy got lost for over a week last year.
Lee Chai has a good eye.
My buddy Grant climbed Volcan Licancabur. It’s much tougher and higher than it looks. 5916m (19404ft)
I was twice so far frustrated trying to hike Bolivia, the poorest and most problematic of South American countries.
But I vow one day to do the long Transcordillera trek through the Royal Mountains. And return to the great salt flats.
I’ve seen most of the popular hiking website / blogs on internet.
Beat’s Heim’s site is the best.
Great maps, great photos. Extreme travels!
You need a high speed connection as his stuff is graphic intensive.
More pics like this at betzgi.ch
Rick McCharles is the editor of this site, a career gymnastics coach with a habit of taking off for months at a time to the best hiking destinations in the world. He’s hiked extensively in South America, New Zealand & North America.
When not travelling, Rick is based out of Calgary, Canada close to the Rocky Mountains.
He edits a number of other websites including his personal blog, RickMcCharles.com
My latest hiking website (an outline of things to come) showcases my commitments to hiking, lists and hyperbole!