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,…

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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…

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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…

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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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