Heaven on Earth is the Soča Valley

We’d seen photos. We’d heard rumors. But we were not prepared for the angelic emerald blue of the Soča River, and the majesty of the Julian Alps towering above the Soča Valley. After our two day trek up and down Triglav, Slovenia’s tallest mountain, we nestled ourselves in the famous valley that many have never…

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The Climb – Triglav

Perched on a bed of sharp limestone scree, I braced myself against the fierce, cold air racing past us on the dramatically angled mountain face. My blood pounded in my ears and the fog of my deep breaths swirled around my face, clouding my sunglasses. The only sounds occasionally interrupting the deafening silence were the…

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Isle of Skye – The Ridge (Part 3 of 3)

Howling wind. Blinding hail. Shaking legs. Cowering on the precipitous ridge in the Cuillin Hills, five or so feet away from the peak of Sgur na Banachdaich, I burrowed my legs into the scree and refused to move. Mike and Uncle Andy were perched atop the peak with two other climbers, waiting for me to make…

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Isle of Skye – Wet ‘n Wild Camping (Part 1 of 3)

Recently, Mike and I came across a quote from Francis Mallman, an Argentinian chef famous for his Patagonian cuisine and over-the-fire cooking techniques – “I think human beings need contradictions. We need opposites. We need to sleep in a five-star hotel and we need to sleep under a tree. The distance and the difference between those…

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Brecon Beacons Wild Camping – Round Two

Symptoms: Mind craving green and blue Lungs gasping for fresh air Limbs antsy for a challenge Back aching to sleep on the dirt Diagnosis: The Camping Bug It’s official. We’ve caught The Camping Bug. The only way to alleviate the symptoms? Spend more time outside. If you’ve read our blog or you follow me on…

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