Category: Mountain Man

  • Machu Piccu

    Machu Piccu

    [slideshow_deploy id=’377′]   Blown away by the beauty of Peru! As far as High Adventure and Deep Native Culture, I put it right up there with Alaska and Africa!! Flew into Lima and then up to Cusco — quite an altitude jump from sea level up to 11,000 feet. Then took the most beautiful train […]

  • Mt. Rainier

    Mt. Rainier

    [slideshow_deploy id=’366′]   Looming above Seattle, Washington . . . Mt. Rainier at 14, 410 feet and with 27 glaciers is an arctic island in the temperate zone. Went for a week long Winter Expedition Seminar conducted by Rainier Mountaineering, Inc. to hone my skills for upcoming big mountain climbs. Under the expert leadership and […]

  • Le mont fleuri

    Le mont fleuri

    [slideshow_deploy id=’357′]   When talking with fellow travel writers invariably “The Most Beautiful Island in The World” comes up for discussion. Bora Bora (of soaring green peak and perfect coral-ring reef) is the snap-reaction-favorite, but then a glazed look melts jaded faces and “THE SEYCHELLES!” is stated with reverential awe — ascending not only to […]

  • Upper Dewey

    Upper Dewey

    [slideshow_deploy id=’352′]   3,000 feet above Skagway, Alaska, crowning The Dewey Lakes Trail System, is a lake cupped in a glacial couloir between soaring mountain peaks. The trail up is tree and bush-lined, so there’s always the sudden surprise of topping-out at the expansive lake, with swirling mist concealing and revealing the jagged peaks and […]

  • Ben Nevis

    Ben Nevis

    [slideshow_deploy id=’343′]   While in Scotland in early October — three days after running The Inverness Loch Ness Marathon, decided to climb Ben Nevis, the tallest mountain in the British Isles, at 4, 409 feet. Turned out that the height wasn’t the challenge, but the severe weather. In researching the climb, I learned that the […]

  • Sossusvlei Dunes

    Sossusvlei Dunes

    [slideshow_deploy id=’335′] Think of Africa and you might envision vast herds of wild animals migrating across the Serengeti Plain or the Congo’s impenetrable green jungles interlaced with Tarzan’s vines. However, there is a place in Africa far off the known and beaten path — a stark, surreal area that if it didn’t exist, Salvador Dali […]

  • Diamond Head (Le ‘ Ahi)

    Diamond Head (Le ‘ Ahi)

    [slideshow_deploy id=’330′]   A walk-up, with the summit only 761 feet, Diamond Head, the most recognized landmark in Hawai ‘ i, had a profound effect upon me — the panoramic overview from the top pulling all of Hawai ‘ i’s magical elements into mystical focus. Started out the day, surfing in Waikiki Bay on the […]