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Lower Portals trail in Mount Barney National Park, Australia

Hiking to Lower Portals, Mount Barney National Park

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I'm currently in training mode again for another trip to the Nepal Himalaya in a couple of month's time, so I've been regularly hitting the trails around Brisbane again. One of my favourite areas to go hiking within an easy drive of Brisbane is Mount Barney National Park. There are some good, variable trails there which… Read More

Bridge Hooker Valley New Zealand

Hiking the Hooker Valley Track in New Zealand

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New Zealand is a hiking enthusiast's dream, with hundreds of amazing hiking trails scattered all over the country. With New Zealand's breathtaking scenery, hiking is one of the best ways to see it as the trails allow you to get up close and personal with the stunning natural landscapes that the country has to offer… Read More

Bridge Hooker Valley New Zealand

Bridge in the Hooker Valley, New Zealand

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Today's travel photo is of a long foot bridge on the hike in the Hooker Valley, New Zealand. It was cold and wet when I did this popular hike in Mount Cook/Aoraki National Park, but that couldn't take away the dramatic and spectacular scenery of the valley. Not far from this bridge the valley turns… Read More

Ama Dablan sunset in Dingboche, Nepal

The Trek Home: From Gorak Shep to Lukla

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This is day 19 to 24 of my 24 day trek through the Khumbu region of Nepal -> View all posts for this trek I had been on the trail for nearly three weeks, trekking well over 200 kilometres over tough terrain and most of it at high altitude, often over 5000 metres, and now I was… Read More

Mueller Glacier Lake in New Zealand

Mueller Glacier Lake in the Hooker Valley, New Zealand

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Today's travel photo is of the rushing white water coming from the glacial lake of the Mueller Glacier in Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park in New Zealand. I took this photo while hiking the Hooker Valley trail while camped at Mount Cook. The Hooker Valley trail is a short but spectacular walk and one of the… Read More

Mount Everest at sunrise from Kala Pattar in Nepal

A Sunrise Meeting with Mount Everest

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This is day 19 of my 24 day trek through the Khumbu region of Nepal -> View all posts for this trek My alarm went off at 4:30am but I hadn't really been sleeping anyway. Sleep is hard to come by at over 5000 metres (16500ft) in altitude and I had been in and out of… Read More

Everest Base Camp in Nepal

Everest Base Camp: The End of the Road

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This is day 18 of my 24 day trek through the Khumbu region of Nepal -> View all posts for this trek It had been a long, challenging but incredibly rewarding trek through the Khumbu region of Nepal over the past couple of weeks. It had its highs and lows but the scenery was simply spectacular, the… Read More

Trekking to Lobuche, Nepal

Dzongla to Lobuche in Nepal

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This is day 17 of my 24 day trek through the Khumbu region of Nepal -> View all posts for this trek The trek over the Cho La Pass had left me tired and exhausted, and so the short and relatively easy walk to Lobuche today would be much appreciated by my weary legs. I left… Read More

Crossing the Cho La Pass in Nepal

Trekking the Cho La Pass in Nepal

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This is day 16 of my 24 day trek through the Khumbu region of Nepal -> View all posts for this trek It was dark and freezing when my alarm went off. I was up at 5am to attempt the toughest part of my trek in the Khumbu region of Nepal. The first light of day… Read More

View of Cho Oyu on the Ngozumpa Glacier in Nepal

Across the Ngozumpa Glacier to Tagnag, Nepal

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This is day 15 of my 24 day trek through the Khumbu region of Nepal -> View all posts for this trek It's possible to cross the Cho La Pass, between Gokyo and Lobuche - located on the main trail to Everest - in one day. However it is a very long day, and it is… Read More

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