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Simien Trek – Ethiopians by Rick McCharles Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hiking 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 Posted in: Blog Posts in Hiking 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 Posted in: Blog Posts in Hiking 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 Posted in: Blog Posts in Hiking 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 Posted in: Blog Posts in Hiking 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 Posted in: Blog Posts in Hiking 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 Posted in: Blog Posts in Hiking 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 Posted in: Blog Posts in Hiking 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 Posted in: Blog Posts in Hiking 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 »
Langtang Trek – day 1 by Rick McCharles Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hiking Trip report by site editor Rick McCharles Kathmandu 1400m to Syabrubesi 1503m to Pairo 1800m (Landslide) I was at the Macha Pokhari bus area in Kathamandu by 6:30 ... Read on »
Hiker’s Guide to Cyprus by Rick McCharles Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hiking guest post by Hollie Mantle Cyprus doesn’t necessarily strike you as the number one hiking destination, but in fact the dramatic scenery, mountains and coastal paths m ... Read on »
Danny Macaskill: The Ridge by Rick McCharles Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hiking #TheRidge is the brand new film from Danny Macaskill… For the first time in one of his films Danny climbs aboard a mountain bike and returns to his native home of t ... Read on »
gone trekking … by Rick McCharles Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hiking Site editor Rick McCharles is doing Langtang, Gosainkund and Helambu , Nepal. :-) Read on »
When They Brought These Wolves Into The Park, They Had No Idea This Would Happen by Rick McCharles Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hiking A clickbait title if ever there was one. It’s worth it, in this case. :-) Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube .   Read on »
new Nepal trekking regulations? by Rick McCharles Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hiking I’ve just arrived Kathmandu. Officials in Nepal say they plan to introduce tougher controls of the trekking industry, a week after a devastating Himalayan storm. ... Read on »
Expedition Alaska Adventure Race 2015 by Rick McCharles Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hiking Expedition Alaska is a multisport, non-stop adventure race for teams of 2,3 or 4 athletes over 400 miles of the greatest terrain on Earth! Details on the ... Read on »
Greater Patagonian Trail by Rick McCharles Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hiking UPDATE: I’ve heard via the interwebs that the trekker who authored the site below did not actually complete the entire thing. It’s not an established route. Don’t as ... Read on »
12 awesome treks & hikes by Rick McCharles Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hiking This is cool. Click though to some of the links. Download the Trekking Guide graphic with links as a PDF . Kindly provided by Expert Himalayan Trekk ... Read on »
climbing Fanispan in a day by Rick McCharles Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hiking trip report by site editor Rick McCharles “the Roof of Indochina” AT A GLANCE 3,143 meters (10,312ft), Fanispan is the highest mountain in Indochina ... Read on »