Mum and I set off to tackle the Mount Anne Circuit in Tasmania’s Southwest National Park – but would we make it past the notorious ‘Notch’? A few years ago, we attempted to go up to Mount Anne in Tasmania's Southwest but only made it as far as Mount Eliza before poor weather forced us … Continue reading Mount Anne Circuit
Awesome Ausangate Circuit Trek
From July 2015 After doing the Lares and Salkantay treks, we were keen for one more trek before leaving the Cusco area. The 4 days we spent circling the Ausangate massive have been one of the highlights of our South America trip so far. Amazing campsites below crumbling glaciers, grazing vicuñas and colourful hills. DAY … Continue reading Awesome Ausangate Circuit Trek
Cedros Alpamayo – 8 days through the Cordillera Blanca
According to the locals, Alpamayo is the most beautiful mountain in the world. I set off on an eight day trek through the Cordillera Blanca to judge for myself. Unfortunately clouds covered our best views of the famous mountain, but there were plenty of other highlights along the way - amazing views of the Santa … Continue reading Cedros Alpamayo – 8 days through the Cordillera Blanca
Why wash on the Huayhuash trek?
August 2015 Just south of the famous Cordillera Blanca lies Cordillera Huayhuash (pronounced "why-wash"). Keen to get out of town and back into the mountains, I joined a group that was heading off on an 8 day trek in this stunning mountain range. Eight days full of beautiful mountains, glacial lakes, circling condors, four crazy … Continue reading Why wash on the Huayhuash trek?
Day trip to Laguna 69
12 August 2015 This is the most popular of day walks in the Huaraz area. We considered heading north and doing this trek ourselves, but it worked out to be just as cheap and easier to book onto an organised tour. All tour agencies and hotels in Huaraz sell this trip for 35-50 soles (some … Continue reading Day trip to Laguna 69
Taking the Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu
10 - 15 July 2015 Everyone knows about Machu Picchu, but not everyone knows there is more than one way to get to the magical site. The most famous of journeys to Machu Picchu is via "The Inka Trail", but there is a strict limit on the number of people allowed on this trail each day, and … Continue reading Taking the Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu