Category: Africa

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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Colours Of Kenya

Everywhere you look in Kenya there is a photo to be taken, or a story to be told. The diversity of the Kenyan people and its abundant wildlife is just astonishing and I long to return one day. The sheer richness of colour is breathtaking – from the bright orange, iron-rich ‘ferric soils’ – piled high as termite nests – to the spectacular colours of the creatures themselves. Here are some of my favourite wildlife shots from my Kenyan adventure. Hope you enjoy them… Weaver Birds producing their most delicate and intricate nests The male weaver bird will often...

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Kilimanjaro – The Roof of Africa

Ahhhh the memories.  Standing at 5,893 metres (19,334 ft) wrapped up in thick clothing, standing on a glacier and watching the sun rise up over the Serengeti. In my opinion Kilimanjaro is the perfect climb to start with if you plan any high altitude ascents.  With a good backup team and good planning this can be one of the best ‘short’ high altitude ascents done in 6 or 7 days. Teamwork, great attitudes, great sights and an amazing country (Tanzania) with it’s wonderful people help to make it an experience of a lifetime. As any traveller knows, photographs never make...

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