Nestled high in the Andes at an altitude of 2350m, and overshadowed by a 300m peak, lies an Old Mountain. For years, the morning mists settled on this ancient site keeping the complex beneath shrouded in mystery. Covered in forested area and overgrown with dense vegetation, it remained hidden from the outside world until 1911, … Continue reading Inca Trail to Machu Picchu
The start of one of the worlds longest mountain bike descent trails to Kathmandu in Nepal at 1800m, begins high on the vast Tibetan landscape, in Lhasa at 3680m above sea level. Growing in popularity, this trail traverses Tibet through stark, isolated, yet awe inspiring scenery. Following the old famed Silk Road, the trail detours … Continue reading Lhasa to Kathmandu on a Mountain Bike
Back home, I am envious of the role that rangers like François have to play. As I sit here reflecting on my journey I realise, that in all the hours I work to gather so called precious commodities to make my life more meaningful, nothing will ever come as close, as the one hour I spent in the company of the Magnificent Mountain Gorilla.