Category Archives: Hiking

Chris and I have always been keen hikers so when Colombia4U asked us if we wanted to join their trek to La Chorrera waterfall, the answer was a foregone conclusion. The Chorrera waterfall is Colombia’s highest waterfall, measuring a whopping 590 metres in height. The falls are located just outside Bogota, so anyone lucky enough Read More →

One of my greatest travel pleasures is visiting the world’s mountain ranges. Sadly, whilst I love trekking, my body seems to completely break down at around 5,000m above sea level where to date I’ve managed three fairly serious bouts of acute mountain sickness, one which could easily have cost me my life! My first experience Read More →

If you have followed this blog for any period of time, you may have noticed that if I was a super-hero, my mortal weakness would be mountains – see here and here for earlier examples of my epic fails. So when Chris decided to attempt the Welsh Three Peaks Challenge last weekend, my head told me just Read More →

chachani volcano

Ever since my gentleman of a husband carried my kit and his 4,500m up Misti volcano (5,822m elevation in total), only to have to CasEvac me back down again following yet another bout of Acute Mountain Sickness kicking my butt, he has (not very secretly) harboured a smouldering grudge. So when he decided he was Read More →

I don`t think I have ever felt so much pain in my life. Every step I took up the steep incline in the dark was like torture and I knew that it would be a very long morning before I would be relieved and finally reach the summit. The Colca Canyon trek in Peru was Read More →

After the ‘Capture the Colour‘ photo competition, there is a brand new competition open for bloggers that I am excited to take part in. Southern Cross Travel Insurance have just started their ‘What does adventure mean to you?’ competition. They would like to know from bloggers what adventure means to them and all you need Read More →

I was happily enjoying the stunning views at 5000m altitude after climbing the majestic volcano Cotopaxi, when all of the sudden I started to feel very nauseous and dizzy. It came out of the blue, but I was feeling so bad that I knew I had the first symptoms of Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS). That Read More →

Each month I get a lot of emails from readers asking about my camera, my travel gear, and my blogging setup, so I thought it might be helpful to write about some of my favourite products here on my blog. In my new series Travel Gear Tuesday (#TGT) I will review travel or blogging related Read More →