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How to summit Everest ….for the couch potato

Katmandu Katmandu, in Nepal, has long been the starting point of many a fabled and exhilarating adventure. The stuff of daring men and women who have pushed the boundaries of endeavour literally to the highest of heights. The finest mountaineers of every recent...

Orangutan Hand Shake!

A pause along a jungle path As I reluctantly heaved my muddy, sweaty back pack onto my shoulders one more time that mid morning in northern Sumatra I couldn’t help thinking how the final day of my jungle hike had not gone quite as planned. Sure, there were the...

On Top of the World……. and out of breath

The Setting On that fresh September morning in the town of Leh in Ladakh, I was gripped by a weird mix of anticipation for what was about to unfold later in the day and some laughable “man flu” self commiseration caused, to be honest, by just a hint of altitude...