Most first time visitors to Caucasus are keen to ascend Mount Elbrus, 5642m, Europe’s highest mountain. Elbrus lies just north of the main Caucasus Chain – a range almost 1000 miles long with a heavily glaciated central section containing several summits rising well above 5000m.
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 […]