trekking

torres del paine
Torres Del Paine – DIY Guide
01 Mar 2018

Torres Del Paine. The epicentre of the Southern Patagonian Icefield. The mecca for trekkers around the world. Majestic scenery that no photo will truly capture. Yet Torres Del Paine has...

Fitz Roy, El Chalten
El Chaltén
04 Jan 2018

The custom-built adventure town of El Chaltén . A by-product of the Chilean and Argentinian arms race to secure tourism sites in southern Patagonia. This Argentinian stake in the ground forms immediate...

Carretera Austral road surface
Carretera Austral
30 Dec 2017

The Carretera Austral, a triumph of Chilean engineering and a relic of the ruthless Pinochet dictatorship. Once isolated northern Patagonian towns eventually connected by a passable terrestrial thoroughfare after 20...

Cerro Castillo
The 10 Commandments of Hiking
22 Dec 2017

No matter what religion you do or don’t follow, hikers share a common love of nature which came from something other than us humble humans. The biblical story of Moses...

Climbing Volcan Villarrica
16 Dec 2017

Volcan Villarrica dominates the skyline when seen from the Ruta 5 heading south through the Lake District of Chile. The symmetrical snow-capped conical peak soars high above any surrounding landmarks....

Ella Rock View
How to Climb Ella Rock in Sri Lanka
29 Nov 2017

A drawcard of Ella, Sri Lanka is a hike up Ella Rock. Yet mysteriously no route map exists, no trail markings are present and the whole affair seems shrouded in...

Enladrillado summit
Hiking Enladrillado
25 Nov 2017

My feet are still throbbing after 7 solid hours of hiking over loose rocks, wobbly logs and soft snow. An arduous but rewarding trek in middle Chile amongst dense forests,...

adams peak trail
Adam’s Peak, Sri Lanka
29 Dec 2016

As far as mountain names go, Adam's Peak is as simple as you get. Alongside Everest, the Matterhorn or Acongagua it seems quite plain. But this is Sri Lanka where...

gentlemans halt camping
Gentleman’s Halt, Hawkesbury River
31 Jan 2016

A '10km moderate walk' said the sign at the beginning of the Canoelands Ridge Trail, accessed logically by Canoelands Rd, Canoelands in the rural north west of Sydney just past...

Kinabalu Holiday Camp
Room with a view of Kinabalu
14 Sep 2014

Doing business in Borneo is a peculiar affair. Our hire car was acquired by meeting a man outside a supermarket in Kota Kinabalu. Our campground was found by visiting a laundromat...

lupa mesa jungle camp
Lupa Mesa Jungle Camp
09 Sep 2014

On the Malaysian portion of the island of Borneo, a few hours drive west from Kota Kinabalu, lies Poring Springs. Located at the end of the road, Poring Springs is...

Cerro Bandera
Hiking Cerro Bandera
01 Jan 2014

Many New Years Day's are started with a late greasy breakfast, potentially on the sofa watching re-runs of How I Met Your Mother, or instead, taking a dip in the...

Macchu Pichu
Hiking to Machu Picchu
10 Sep 2011

Awake 4am for a 5am departure. It is dark, cold and still. Today we reach Machu Picchu on the final day of the Inca Trail. Packing up camp Allison decides...

Inca Trail
Inca Trail
07 Sep 2011

Inca trail beckoned after a 2 day acclimitisation in the quaint town of Cusco. A relatively civilised wake up time of 6am for a 7am departure. We meet our Inca...

Kilimanjaro
Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania
02 Mar 2009

Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest mountain in Africa is an impressive sight. Arising from the surrounding plains as a single volcanic peak adds a certain level of majesty. Our party of...

Pocaya volcano
Climbing Pocaya Volcano, Guatemala
24 Dec 2005

Christmas Eve. What better day to climb a volcano. A 6am start as the pre-arranged bus arrives at the door of the Yellow House. Martina and I hop in having been...