Browsing All posts tagged under »hike«

Mount Kilimanjaro

June 25, 2015


Mount Kilimanjaro is Africa’s highest peak (5895m). It is an ice-capped dormant volcano and I have signed up to hike it starting on Saturday.       My Irish friend BQ is flying into Tanzania today to join me. She is a personal trainer in her spare time and is also half fish. So post Kilimanjaro […]

The Atlas Mountains

January 5, 2015


I sprung out of bed excited about hiking in the Atlas Mountains. I am new to trekking and it is something that I really enjoy although I will admit that I am certainly not fast, nimble or very fit but I do love a challenge. We were picked up by our guide Ahmed at 9am […]

Glacier Final Day – kayaking

September 8, 2014


Most people who kayak in Glacier National Park have hired the conventional looking canoes. But my kayaking experience was going to be far from conventional of course. B has a pack raft. This is an elite group of kayaking enthusiasts who can unroll their boat from their hiking backpack and inflate it in less than […]

The Fuzzy Ones

September 2, 2014


There is no doubt that bears get a bad press. Less people have died from bear attacks than car crashes. But still when you are a city gal and find yourself in a remote part of the world with little to zero survival skills those stereotypes do loom large especially when a cigar-sucking local tells […]

Adam’s Peak

May 17, 2014


Fitness is something I have come to late in my life. It’s not because I’m lazy, it’s because up until now I haven’t found anything I particularly enjoyed doing to keep up the momentum of regular practise. For the last 18-months I have been practising Bikram yoga four times a week. I am dedicated and […]