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The Stone Sentinel is beckoning…

‘The Stone Sentinel’ is beckoning… 6, 962 meters… 11 days to trek… -30 degrees at the summit… The 1st adventure of 2013 begins, today! Feb 1st and boy am I ready! Continuing my quest to conquer the Seven Summits, I move onto number 3 on my bucket list, Mount Aconcagua of South America. Standing 6,962m, […]

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1 Year. 1 Life. 1 Difference! Challenge #Accepted

So it looks like the Mayans had it all wrong then? I didn’t see the Polar caps melting and the seas rising up to claim back the land. I didn’t hear the volcanoes simultaneously erupting and destroying everything in their path. No – it wasn’t the end of the world, I guess we chalked it […]

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ING NYC Marathon

Marathon Madness!

So the old saying goes, ‘all roads lead to Rome!’ But in the new millennium, a number of people have rephrased the statement to “All roads lead to America”! I’m not entirely sure if I agree with this statement but America is exactly where my next challenge takes me. I plan to conquer one of […]

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ING NYC Marathon

Still in Action!

Last Challenge Europe’s highest mountain, Mount Elbrus is behind me! It was an amazing experience getting to the saddle between the ‘twin peaks’. Although I didn’t summit Mt Elbrus, I am happy at reaching 5325m , but you can go read more about the enthralling climb in ‘The Russian Ascent’ Next Challenge It’s crazy to think […]

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Mount Elbrus in Europe

Mount Elbrus expedition

Final arrangements are being made by Dream World Adventures for the Mt. Elbrus expedition! ‘Team Elbrus’ consists of myself, Christo Moller from Durban, Marisa Caroto and Erika Schwable from Hoedspruit, Heidi Marques and Eldaline Botha from Johannesburg, Deborah Dragone from Cape Town, and Rose Gardner, the group leader …

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Vasco Da Gama yachts racing from Maputo to Durban

Vasco Da Gama Yacht Race 2012, from Maputo to Durban

After returning on Saturday 21st April from a whirlwind trip to Machu Piccau in Peru, I started packing for Maputo on the 25th of April, getting ready to take part in the Vasco Da Gama Yacht Race from Maputo to Durban, organised by the Royal Natal Yacht Club …

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Machu Picchu, my 5th wonder of the world!

The main attractions of Machu Picchu

There is a wealth of cultural, social, historical and natural attractions to see in Machu Picchu, besides the citadel itself …

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This hill, called Machu Picchu, or 'old peak', gives the site its name.

From the highlands of Peru to the lowlands of the Amazon basin

After leaving the Hotel Monasterio, I climbed on board the Hiram Bingham luxury train that would take me from Cuzco to Machu Picchu. After leaving the station of Poroy, we descended to the plateau of Anta (Pampa de Anta), passing patchwork crops of quinoa, corn, potatoes, and beans …

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