We visit Barhal for some hiking in the Kackar Mountains. After a rocky start, we hike through small villages, climb the mountain tops and visit old ruins.
Hiking in Valbona is spectacular. Have a look and decide for yourself. We hiked through old orchards, woodlands and flowery fields to reach the top meadows. [To read more, click the heading above.]
Our first taste of hiking in the Accursed Mountains of Valbona. Enjoy the spectacular views and amazing flowers. And our struggle to reach the top! [To read more, click the heading above.]
Welcome to Valbona in the Accursed Mountains. Land of blood feuds, deep valleys & soaring mountains. Read our introduction to this unique area of the world. [To read more, click the heading above.]
We started the day early with a taxi ride to Ahu Akivi for our visit to see the Moai statues in all their glory, and what a first impression they made standing on a raised rock platform called an Ahu, high above the ground. The statues at Ahu Akivi look out over the Pacific Ocean […]
On waking up, it took a long time to work up the courage to put our heads out of our sleeping bags. And when we did, we could see our breath it was that cold. We’d just survived camping in -5c temperatures! We were fortunate our tent was located under some trees, so we were […]
Day 2 of our W trek and the hardest but most rewarding day yet. Today we were taking on the French Valley, a stunning hike up rocky passes, past glacial mountains and through autumnal woodlands.
Despite the cold, wind, and rain on our last visit to the Torres del Paine National Park, we were back for more. Read about our first day back in the park, trekking to Glacier Grey and camping in freezing conditions. Will we survive?
Following the previous days adventure, we were feeling a little battered and bruised, so what better way to spend the day than another 22km hike to visit Laguna Torre and the Glaciar Grande. Kinder than the day before, this hike only required a rise of 250 meters, so at least it would be slightly gentler […]
Another early morning bus, this time to El Chalten to meet the mighty Fitz Roy. After days of bad weather, the sky today was perfectly clear so we had our fingers crossed we’d have better weather in El Chalten. People come to El Chalten for one thing only, hiking, and so in a very clever move […]