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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

Placeholder post for Sydney sightseeing and NYE

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Placeholder post for Christmas with the Anderson clan on the Gold Coast

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

We retraced our final steps from Tashkurgan to Kashgar today, and left straight after the 8am breakfast. Unlike our previous morning in Tashkurgan a couple of weeks ago for which we had a brilliant blue sky and sunshine, the pre-dawn light was hazy and the surrounding mountains were faintly visible through it. It turned, Read More

We started the day in Sost knowing we had a long day ahead to get out of Pakistan, over the Khunjerab Pass, into China, and back to the town of Tashkurgan. We were at the immigration post in Sost by 8:30am in time for its 9am opening. The first step was easy enough, a, Read More