Tips for High Altitude Hiking

High mountain ranges such as the Rockies, Andes and Himalaya offer some of the most spectacular hiking opportunities on the planet. However, walking at high altitude brings with it certain inherent risks, the most common of which is altitude sickness, … Continue reading

Cordillera Huayhuash Circuit | Peru

Cordillera Huayhuash | Peru

In September, 1996, three friends and I were all set to hike Peru’s Cordillera Huayhuash circuit. Supplies and maps had been bought, transport to the trailhead arranged. The night before we were due to leave Huaraz (the regional capital), news … Continue reading

Cordillera Blanca Traverse (CBT) | Peru, 2014

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Between August 21 and September 6, 2014, I completed a traverse of Peru’s Cordillera Blanca, one of the world’s highest and most beautiful mountain ranges. Beginning north of Nevado Alpamayo and finishing at Pastoruri Glacier, the route consisted of a combination … Continue reading