It’s almost impossible to define when a hill becomes a mountain. I’ll not go into the differing opinions (you’ve got Google for that) but in my opinion any peak that stands over 5000 metres above sea level is definitely a mountain. And when that peak is in the middle... read more
When I woke on Saturday morning, Anzac Day 2015, my plans for the day included a wander into Thamel, one of the busiest tourist areas of Kathmandu, a bit of last minute shopping and lunch at one of my favourite spots – The Roadhouse Café. This was to be my last day in... read more
I don’t know about you but there are so many places in the world that I’ve visited that I’d love to go back to. I’ve been there once … or twice … or several times, and still there’s a pull that they exert on me to keep... read more
The countdown is definitely on. It’s nearly two years now since I did the Everest Base Camp Trek and would you believe, it’s only 30 days now till I head back up into the Himalayas to have a go at the slightly more strenuous Everest Circuit Trek. Fingers... read more
Continuing on from my post on ‘What to pack for your Everest Base Camp Trek: Part 1′ in which I gave you a list of the tops that I took with me on my trek a couple of years ago, and which I’m intending to take with me when I head into the Himalayas... read more
It’s 7 weeks today till I fly out to Kathmandu and 8 weeks today till I step onto a little plane that will navigate its way up through the lower slopes of the Himalayas to deposit me on a little runway in Lukla, 2,860 metres above the height that I normally... read more
A few people who are planning on doing the Everest Base Camp Trek in the near future have asked me recently for advice on what to pack in the way of clothing. How many t-shirts or pairs of trousers they’re going to need and what’s best in the way of... read more
This week it is going to be SCORCHING here in Western Australia! Now I know we generally love our weather here in the west but there are limits – the 40 degree forecast for Perth for the next few days is pushing it a bit far. Personally, I’ll be hiding in... read more
As the time gets closer to me setting off on my second trip to Nepal and as I contemplate the daunting task that will be the Everest Circuit Trek, I can’t help but sometimes ask myself why I’m doing it again. Why on earth am I subjecting myself to the... read more
I’m lucky that I live close to some of the most stunning beaches in the world. Western Australia has over 20,000 kms of coastline and the stunning Western Australian beaches provide us locals and the visitors to our state with the opportunity to swim, surf,... read more
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