Since our first trip in 2004 we have ran many successful trips to the Gran Paradiso area. The walking here is superb though quite tough – 4 to 7 hours per day involving considerable uphill and downhill sections but generally this is on well made up, gentle-angled, zig-zagging paths.
Tanzania is probably best known for being the home to Mount Kilimanjaro – one of the 7 summits of the world. Kilimanjaro is the highest free-standing summit in the world and the highest summit in Africa, standing proudly at 5895m. As a country Tanzania also boasts many other natural attractions such as Mount Meru (4565m), the Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater and Zanzibar.
So where are the Kackar Mountains? I’m not sure – I think northern Turkey. Well this is how the conversation started. For years I had heard of the Kackar Mountains but what was involved, exactly where they were was shrouded in mystery. Occasional photographs of steep alpine summits, dense forests and flower-filled meadows sprang to […]
We have just returned from Turkey where we re-visited parts of the Lycian Way. Several years ago, generally in October, we would come to walk sections of the route carrying just a guidebook, spare clothes, sleeping bags and a pot to cook over an open fire in case we found ourselves in an area we […]