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Simien Trek – Ethiopians by Rick McCharles Patient Expert Photographers know that some of the BEST photos from the developing World are of local people. I’m always reluctant to ask to take these kinds of photos, but Josh ... Read on »
Simien Trek Ethiopia – day 1 by Rick McCharles Patient Expert trip report by site editor Rick McCharles 6:30am Ethiopian coffee It was an easy 2hr drive to Debarq , the jumping off point for Simien Mountains Nation ... Read on »
10 epic long distance hikes by Rick McCharles Patient Expert Gear Junkie: 1. Appalachian Trail 2. Greater Patagonian Trail 3. Continental Divide Trail 4. Nepal’s Great Himalaya Trail 5. Grand Italian Trail 6. Wal ... Read on »
hike Rota Vicentina, Portugal by Rick McCharles Patient Expert Rota Vicentina is a long distance path along the SW coast of Portugal, between the city of Santiago do Cacém and the Cape of St. Vincent, totalling 350 km to walk ... Read on »
Makalu Base Camp 2015? by Rick McCharles Patient Expert For my 6th trip to Nepal, where should I hike? Dolpo? Mustang? Kanchenjunga? So far I’m leaning towards Makalu. You can fly to the start, avoiding horrendous ... Read on »
Kilian – best trail runner EVER by Rick McCharles Patient Expert Kilian Jornet Burgada is the most dominating endurance athlete of his generation. … … He has run across entire landmasses­ (Corsica) and mountain ranges (the P ... Read on »
Gosainkund & Helambu – day 3 by Rick McCharles Patient Expert Trip report by site editor Rick McCharles My toughest day in the Himalaya 2014. Up and over the Lauribina Pass 4,610m. I’d not slept well, getting out of bed ... Read on »
Langtang Trek – day 7 by Rick McCharles Patient Expert Trip report by site editor Rick McCharles Slow start. The high solo day hike of the day prior had taken a toll. My sunscreen had not seemed to work. (Does it ... Read on »
Langtang Trek – day 3 by Rick McCharles Patient Expert Trip report by site editor Rick McCharles Again I had only milk coffee for breakfast, fortified with some instant coffee I brought along with me. For some rea ... Read on »