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Daniella and I took the opportunity presented by the President’s Day long weekend to head to Zion National Park in Utah.  I hadn’t been to Zion since my first trip there a decade ago while I was at business school, and I was keen to go back and explore more of the park. We, Read More

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Brief update about a change in my departure date for Denali that has some exciting implications.  It’s just one day later than I originally planned (May 18th rather than May 17th), but I made the change to take advantage of the fact that explorer and guiding legend Vern Tejas will now be leading the May 18th departure!  I wanted, Read More

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Placeholder post… Blue Mountains sightseeing Katoomba Serendipity Canyon with BMAC

Hi everyone! I recently applied for the awesome opportunity to join the Fjällräven Polar adventure in Norway next April, however I need your help to get selected! Half the participants will be chosen by popular vote, with the other half chosen by a panel.  I’d really appreciate it if you could click HERE and vote for me, Read More

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I’ve been reading up more on the West Buttress route up Denali.  I was looking for the full expedition experience and this route definitely seems to fit the bill – hauling gear to camps higher and higher up the mountain before attempting a summit push will be quite a challenge! Here’s a day-to-day sample itinerary from the Alpine, Read More

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Last week I finally bit the bullet and committed to one of my big challenges for next year – climbing Denali!  After weighing up all the options (and costs…) I eventually decided on this mountain over the other adventures I was considering.  It checked a lot of the boxes – expedition-style mountaineering, moderate technical difficulty, low objective, Read More

While “Hunza” is used to refer to the local region, in reality it is divided into two: Hunza on the north side of the river, and Nagyr on the south. Our plan for today was to head up the namesake Nagyr Valley to the village of Hoper next to the massive but accessible Hoper, Read More

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I’ve spent some time recently thinking about taking on a couple of “big” outdoor pursuits in 2015, and have started researching some commercial expeditions.  I structured all of the information I gathered in a table which highlights the seasonality of various trips and destinations by location and month. Leading contenders at this early stage, Read More

The blog has suffered from even more neglect over the past year or two, but I’m determined to start being more diligent!  For the time being I’ll capture the travels I’ve done from the last post until now, so at least I have it documented: Australia: Business trip to the Gold Coast and Melbourne, Read More

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Placeholder post… Cabin in woods Beitostolen skiing Hemsedal ice climbing