Tag Archives | Hiking

Filling up French Valley, W Trek, Patagonia, Chile

How to avoid having to drink your own pee: Water purification explained

  It’s that moment when you suck on your CamelBak tube….. it gurgles, dispenses a few bubbles on your parched tongue and suddenly you’re faced with the dilemma of dehydration or drinking your own wee. Embarrassingly, it’s happened to me several times (the running-out dilemma and thankfully not the wee-drinking) when I’ve underestimated the hot weather and […]

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Trekking through the Pamir Mountains Afghanistan

Off On An Expedition to Afghanistan

I’ve got a big oh-nooooooo birthday approaching. The one where the second digit clocks up to a nicely rounded off zero and my time on this earth enters a new decade. While I took deep breaths into a paper bag, my saint-of-a-husband asked me what I wanted to mark the big crisis occasion. “Let’s go […]

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Heavenly Sunset

Lessons I Learnt from Trekking in Northern Thailand

Travel is a great teacher as the saying goes…. Mount Chiang Dao was the first mountain I climbed in a hot country. It taught me some important travel and life lessons that have stayed with me. LESSON ONE: Trust the Local Knowledge I admit to having doubts about our Jungle trek climb up 7,365 foot Mount Chiang Dao when our two […]

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