PNT – Part 1 – Cape Alava to Port Townsend

Distance:  232 miles (373.3 km) Time:  10 days (7/2/11 – 7/11/11) ……including one rest day in Port Angeles Daily Average:  23.2 miles (37.3 km) Highlights: Olympic coast: Sea Lions, bald eagles, gorgeous sunsets, fascinating tide pools and a myriad of … Continue reading

Dientes Circuit | Isla Navarino, Chile, 1997

Distance :  33 miles (53 km) Avg.Time :  3 or 4 days Start / Finish : Puerto Williams Isla Navarino can be reached by both regular plane and boat services from Ushuaia (Argentina) or Punta Arenas (Chile). In 1997 I … Continue reading

A Quick & Dirty Guide to the Tour du Mont Blanc

The Tour du Mont Blanc (TMB) is a spectacular multi-day trek around Western Europe’s highest peak (4807m/15,771ft). Passing through France, Italy and Switzerland, it takes the hiker on an alpine tour de force of snow capped peaks, glacial valleys and beautiful … Continue reading

Five Passes Route | New Zealand

One of my favourite hikes in New Zealand.  Situated in Mount Aspiring & Fiordland National Parks, the Five Passes Route is a wilderness tramp (Kiwi speak for ‘hike’ or ‘trek’) that requires good route finding and map reading skills. It’s relative … Continue reading