Posts Tagged ‘hiking’

Aeugstenhütte & hike to Schwarzstockli in the Alps

Aeugstenhütte & hike to Schwarzstockli in the Alps

So you are visiting Zurich and you want to get out of the city and go on a hike? With the alps in view, there are so many trails to choose from, it can be overwhelming deciding where to go. I have had the pleasure and good fortune to go on many hikes around Switzerland, […]

Lac de Melu in the Valley of Restonica

Lac de Melu in the Valley of Restonica

Photo of the week: Hiked to Lac de Melu, a lake high up (5,610 feet) in the valley of Restonica, central Corsica.  To see more photos of the hike CLICK HERE.

Canyoning in Corsica

Canyoning in Corsica

When I told a friend I was going canyoning while in Corsica, she asked “how canyoning is different to hiking?” At the time I didn’t know the answer myself as I had only recently witnessed a group of canyoneers for the first time while I was exploring the gorges of the Solenzara River. I watched as […]

Gorges of the Solenzara River

Gorges of the Solenzara River

Solenzara is a small village on the east coast of Corsica, at the foot of the Bavella mountain. The Solenzara river winds its way down from the mountains to the coast creating many natural swimming pools and waterfalls.  Simply gorgeous offering fun outdoor activities from canyoning, swimming, hiking, and canoeing in the gorges.

Corsica a mountain in the sea

Corsica a mountain in the sea

I knew nothing of Corsica before I spent two weeks  in June camping and driving around the small island in the mediterranean sea. All I saw impressed me greatly. The island appears to be one big green mountain, and in fact two-thirds of the island is mountains forming a single chain. I enjoyed driving along […]

Three Bays Hike Madagascar

Three Bays Hike Madagascar

Located in the far north of the island of Madagascar are the “Three Bays” … beautiful turquoise water lined with long white beaches. Pigeons’ Bay,  Duns’Bay, and Sakalava Bay can be accessed by foot and there is much natural beauty of the land and sea to be experienced along the seaside trail. The walk from […]

Summiting Kilimanjaro … a mental challenge

Summiting Kilimanjaro … a mental challenge

Many thoughts crossed my mind during the seven grueling hours I climbed toward the summit of Kilimanjaro, but the memory of one person in particular came as a surprise. Coach Thompson, my high school varsity basketball coach. Although I hadn’t seen him since 1996, his image came back with a clear vengeance … fierce blazing […]

Porters on Kilimanjaro

Porters on Kilimanjaro

Photo of the week: Porters displaying amazing strength on Mount Kilimanjaro! To see more photos of my climb up Kilimanjaro CLICK HERE! Read about my climb up to the summit!

Glaciers of Kilimanjaro

Glaciers of Kilimanjaro

Photo of the week: Glaciers on top of Mount Kilimanjaro, in Tanzania. The dormant volcano is Africa’s highest mountain reaching 19,341 ft (5895m) and the world’s tallest free standing mountain. The ice and snow that cap Kili are melting at such a rate that scientist predict all ice will be gone completely within by 2060. […]

Hiking in the Alps – Klöntalersee

Hiking in the Alps – Klöntalersee

Photo of the week: Klöntalersee is a natural lake found in Glarus, Switzerland in the Alps. The beautiful lake also serves as a reservoir for electricity production. There is a great hiking trail that takes you up 1800 meters (5500 feet) to a mountain pass and loops around for stunning views. CLICK HERE to see more photos from […]

Bernese Oberland – Interlaken, Switzerland

Bernese Oberland – Interlaken, Switzerland

Switzerland is said to be the world’s second-biggest adventure-sports destination (New Zealand being the first), and the Bernese Oberland is the country’s biggest hub of outdoor adventure and natural beauty. River rafting, canyoning, paragliding, bungee jumping, skiing, mountain climbing, skydiving and glacier climbing just to name a few! Being an avid adventure seeker, this is […]

“The Five Lands” hike Cinque Terre, Italy

“The Five Lands” hike Cinque Terre, Italy

Cinque Terre is a rugged portion of coast on the Italian Riviera, west of the larger town La Spezia. “The Five Lands” is composed of five villages: Monterosso al Mare, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola, and Riomaggiore. A popular walking trail called Sentiero Azzurro runs along the coastline connecting “The Five Lands”.  The path offers incredible views of […]

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