Mountains

Everest, Asia

The Climb Everest North East Ridge Route Chomo Longma, ‘Goddess Mother of Earth’ to the Tibetans (Chinese), Sagarmartha to the Nepalese is of course the highest mountain in the world. As such it is considered as the pinnacle of every mountaineer’s ambition. Base Camp, 5400 meters
Base camp occupies a site on the gravel plain below…

Elbrus, Russia, Europe, 5642 Meters

The Seven Summits are the highest peaks on each of the Earth’s seven continents. However, there is disagreement about where the border between Europe and Asia is located in Russia. One commonly cited boundary for the easternmost edge of Europe is the Ural Mountains, which brings the Caucasus Mountains within Europe. The Caucasus’ tallest mountain,…

Denali, North America, 6195 meters.

Mount McKinley is the highest peak in North America. It is a huge snowy mass, flanked by five giant glaciers and countless icefalls. It dominates the horizon from as far south as Cook Inlet, 200 miles away, and as far north as Fairbanks, 150 miles away. Its steep unbroken south slope rises 17,000 feet in…

Chamonix, France, September 2008/2009

17/09/08 Back from a great week climbing in Chamonix with my new found friend Katrina and her guide Seth and Maren. We managed to get some top climbs in and the highlight was our day on the Cosmique Arret. My friend Veronique joined me on a few hikes too as this week was the beginning…