Hiking Archive

Oct
12
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The tiny photo booth built into the wall of the Cliffside Plank path on the south peak of Mt Huashan.  Below is a thousand meter drop.

Mt Huashan, China

Huashan is a mountain located  about 120 kilometres east of Xi’an- China’s old capital.  It’s home to some very dicey walking tracks, a really spectacular set of cable cars, a tea house perched on a cliff face and a photo studio with some genuine occupational health and safety issues.

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Oct
06
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Sunrise lights up Mt Myōkō a dormant volcano that lasted erupted about 6000 years ago.

Adrift on Mt Myōkō, Japan

Earlier this year I tagged along with the Australian/International off-pissed ski team to the slopes of Myokokogen.  Matt chose Myoko because the guidebook gave it four and half snowflakes out of five in the ‘powder’ category.  Also because our plan called for us to go from there to Kyoto and then onto Tokyo and we wanted to make sure our itinerary doubled as a tongue twister.

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Sep
12
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Clouds lifting up from the valley at sunrise in Lesotho.

Sani Pass, Lesotho

Sani Pass is a stretch of road on the border of South Africa and Lesotho. The stretch of road between the South African border post and the summit is one of the most treacherous roads I’ve ever come across.

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Jul
02
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Robert Bösch

Robert Bösch – Mammut 150th Anniversery

Dozens of climbers with red lights mark out the Hörnli ridge route to the top of the Matterhorn to pay tribute to explorer Edward Whymper and his team, which ascended it for the first time 150 years ago.

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