Walking, cycling and other mountain adventures around the world, including Asia, Africa, North America, South America
From the snow capped peaks of Hokkaido to the deserted white beaches of the Okinawa Prefecture, Jonathan Cook samples a little bit of everything during his tour of Japan.
Set in the South Atlantic, just a few degrees south of the equator and almost midway between Angola in Africa and Brazil in South America, tiny Ascension Island offers a number of ‘letterbox walks’ which make for an attractive way of seeing the island.
The Annapurna Sanctuary Trek and the Annapurna Circuit route, despite the intrusion of much-talked-about dirt roads, remain the most popular treks in the country. The roads, one might argue, add to the choices of routes: they allow for shorter trips, aid the local economy and make life easier for all. The Annapurna region, however, is much more than just two famous trekking routes: it hides some astonishing and as yet little-visited areas.
In the final article in the series, around-the-world adventure cyclist Cressida Allwood describes her journey from the solo female traveller perspective. She tells us about some tough encounters and outlines her preparation for the solo trip.
In summer 2016, David and Lisa Jordan gave up their jobs and began trekking the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) in the USA. Walking the 2600 mile route from the Mexican border to the Canadian border, they had their plans fall apart around them. By staying relaxed and simply enjoying the ride, they found the true meaning of adventure.
In 2011, Mountain Leader Cress Allwood began a journey on her bike that would take her around the world. Returning to England in 2013, she now works as a leadership coach. Here she offers her three top tips for keeping motivated on long expeditions.
Mike Wells escapes the crowds in Africa’s most densely populated country tracking chimpanzees and trekking to the source of the Nile in Rwanda’s Nyungwe National Park.
In 2011, Cress Allwood began a journey on her bike that would take her around the world. Here, she describes some of the highs and lows of her adventure across multiple continents.
The Solukhumbu of the Nepalese Himalaya is one of captivating beauty for the trekker. Experienced guide and guidebook author Radek Kucharski takes us through some of his favourite places and viewpoints along the trek to Everest.
Becky Coles tells us about an expedition she lead to climb the highest mountain in South America, Aconcagua. She describes the ascent, equipment and life at base camp.