How difficult is Gorilla Trekking in Rwanda?

Spending time with mountain gorillas in the wild has to be one of the best experiences of my life. I can’t give it any higher praise than that. But just how difficult is gorilla trekking in Rwanda? In this post I describe what you can expect on a trek to see these fabulous animals. Mountain Gorillas in Rwanda Volcanoes National Park is located in North Western Rwanda. This protected area is home to 10 groups of mountain gorillas,…


Helvellyn via Striding Edge – The Best Lake District Hike

A guide to Hiking Helvellyn via Striding Edge and Swirral Edge from Patterdale village. This Helvellyn hike is arguably one of the best hikes in the Lake District. In 2019 I enjoyed some great hikes in far reaching places. In japan I hiked to the top of a volcano so I could snowboard back down and in Ethiopia I hiked in the Simien mountains with Gelada monkeys. However, the best hike of the Summer was a lot closer…


Grand Canyon Rim to Rim Hike – 3 Day Itinerary

A guide to hiking the Grand Canyon rim to rim in 3 days. I provide information on route options, how to obtain permits and what gear to take with you. Have you ever thought about a Grand Canyon rim to rim hike? I’ll admit that for my first visit to the Grand Canyon that thought hadn’t crossed my mind. For my first visit I wanted to see the Grand Canyon in all it’s glory and I figured the…


Pen Y Fan Routes: A hiking guide by a local!

This is a guide to hiking Pen y Fan, the highest mountain in South Wales. In this article I explain all you need to know about the 3 best Pen y Fan routes. IMPORTANT UPDATE FOR 2020 - construction at the Neuadd reservoirs makes getting to the start of the horseshoe trail a little trickier! Pen Y Fan hike - A Great Brecon Beacons Walk Let me start by explaining how to pronounce it! If you’re not from…


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