Top 10 Mountain Treks: (#5) Tour du Mont Blanc

The Tour du Mont Blanc – No 5 in the list of my 10 favourite mountain treks – takes me back to my origins, to my first real extended hike. It was an accidental kind of journey that sprang from the desperation of the ABC – Another Bloody City – of my European backpacking days. This walk truly cured all, introducing me to one of the world’s classic mountain hikes and seeding my passion for mountains and the outdoors. Continue reading

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Top 10 Mountain Treks: (#9) Picos de Europa

Last week I began looking at my 10 favourite mountain treks, beginning with Gokyo Ri (Nepal) at No 10. Moving up the queue, things shift to Europe, but not to the usual mountain suspects. Continue reading