Category: Mountains World

Trekking To The Top Of North Africa – Mt Toubkal

Mt Toubkal, the highest summit in Morocco, the Atlas mountain range and North Africa. Standing at 4,167 metres (13,671 ft) this makes for a memorable experience trekking to and up. This truly wasn’t a case of turning up and walking up the mountain. The goal was to trek through valleys, over passes, up the side of other mountains and culminating in the Mt Toubkal summit itself after enjoying the journey. Every step was a joy in a wonderful country over spectacular terrain. The contrast… Leaving the cold wet hills of Northumberland in the morning and landing in the hot temperatures over...

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Photographic Memories High Above Chamonix

What a week! I love being in the mountains and to spend the week climbing above Chamonix, France has obviously been incredible for me. Alas, the big aim for the weeks end was to have climbed Mont Blanc.. We cannot however foresee weather or precisely in this case too strong a wind. But, the mountain is still there next year of course and i look forward to getting back on that summit trail in the spring here. The week was perfectly ran by Exodus, whom provide a huge variety of trips around the world from top to bottom. Every...

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Mont Blanc Final Training – Tester Summit High on the Ice

For the past 2 days we have been up high at the other end of the valley to our goal Mont Blanc. Why? To test our skills and acclimatise. On the first day we trekked up to the Albert Premier Hut from the town of Le Tour.. As you approach the hut you are also met with the spectacular glacier running down beside it from above. There are worse places in the world to stay. In face the sunset we received as we looked out over the mountains was incredible. The first afternoon was spent on the glacier, rope,...

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Mont Blanc Training – Down to the Ice

Back to the mountains And a great one ahead. Here I am in Chamonix, France for a plan to climb to the summit of Mont Blanc, the highest mountain in Western Europe standing at 4810 m (15781 ft). That is the goal for the end of the week and great to be back on the mountain trail, but first.. lets go training! First day today, up to Mer de Glace, a huge glacier cutting down from the Mont Blanc range. A magnificent sight to see in itself. Then you see, over the last few hundred years the glacier has...

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Tenerife – El Teide, Climbing To The Top of Spain

Mt Teide, Tenerife. The summit of which stands at 3,718 m (12,198 ft), which makes it the highest point in Spain. Today was my day for getting the old boots on and wandering up there. Heading away from the coast and upwards towards the start point you are hit by the striking and different scenery the whole of Teide National Park has to offer. Even shortly after setting off up the mountain on foot the lunar landscape of this volcanic region becomes all too apparent. Different shades volcanic soil and rock lighting up your path. After wandering around and...

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Mountain Tops and Goals for All

Mount Vesuvius – Italy You may at times see me on a high mountain of the world, or trekking for days on end, but I assure you that some of my greatest memories and fondest climbs have been lower heights.  It’s the country, the sights variety, the experience and sense of achievement that makes a venture upwards exhilarating and makes all the effort worthwhile. I have a huge bucket list that is full of summits that on paper and statistically seem small and unworthy but each one for me will be a dream and a goal to savor. If...

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