Category: Mountains

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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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.Ā  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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Treading Maui With Joyce Cherrier

One thing I have noticed lately is that all my upcoming or recent challenges or climbs involve freezing cold or wet conditions. Many people have said to me they would join me on a hike….. if warmer! My wonderful friend @joycecherrier whom motivates me constantly has sold me on a new mission, Maui. Take a look at what she sees and says and see if this place ends up on your bucket list too šŸ™‚ From the desk of Joyce……. In my quest to join Paul on one of his hikes, Iā€™m always trying to talk him into finding...

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Time To Get Vertical

Mount Thor Whilst out climbing, hiking it is common that you will come along drops. Some steep, some shallow and some hair-raising… well if you can raise your hair šŸ˜‰ Some are great for scrambling up, heart and lung workouts or a fast way down. Many more are aimed for by climbers with technical abilities to claim new goals in their confidence and thrills. Around the world there are many speactacular vertical drops. I wanted to take a look at a few: Longest Purely Vertical Drop on Earth – Mount Thor Simply a stunning looking drop too. On Baffin...

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Mountains! Great Big Mountains

I think it is fair to say that Everest being Earth’s highest mountain above sea level is common knowledge.Ā  But is it technically the tallest? The biggest? And is it the highest point on earth? Well let’s take a look: The Highest Mountain – Mount Everest When officially measured for height (altitude), we measure their height above sea level.Ā  Everest stands at a staggering 8,848 m (29,028 ft) above sea level and therefore the highest altitude.Ā  Nothing else can beat that. The Tallest Mountain – Mauna Kea Mauna Kea (Hawaii) has an altitude of just 4205 m (13,796 ft).Ā ...

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Coniston Old Man ā€“ The Mt Where it all Began For Me

Yes, I was about 4 or 5 years old.Ā  My Father decided I had been walking long enough so he decided I should accompany him on a stroll, upwards, in the lake District.Ā  As you may have figured out it never in any way put me off. In fact Coniston Old Man is one of my favourites to this day. Perfect for a quick climb, a slow meander or for training in snow/ice in the winter.Ā  As my dad must have thought I totally agree this mountain is perfect for a family climb with it’s wide paths, glorious views...

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