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Final Day: To Kamikochi

Posted by on May 27, 2014 in Blog, Feature | 4 comments

We rose before dawn, took a farewell photo with Chippy, and started our descent at a little past six in the morning. My muscles were a...

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Day Six: Climbing Yarigatake

Posted by on May 21, 2014 in Blog, Feature | 0 comments

Humans adapt incredibly well. After five days on the trail, I was already seeing a huge difference in my fitness levels – despite the...

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Day Five: To Sugoroku Goya

Posted by on May 9, 2014 in Blog, Feature | 0 comments

I’d been looking forward to this stretch of the hike. The guidebook recommended heading straight to Yarigatake, roughly 8-10h away, but...

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Day Four: To Kurobegoro Goya

Posted by on May 2, 2014 in Blog, Feature | 0 comments

We set off in the dark. The gale force winds had eased up since the previous day, but whilst we weren’t in much danger of being blown off...

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Day Three: To Yakushidake Sansou

Posted by on Apr 30, 2014 in Blog, Feature | 0 comments

The day started out beautifully. We were greeted by the unusual sight of blue skies when we woke up, and for once, the clouds were more...

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Day Two: To Sugonokoshi Goya

Posted by on Apr 27, 2014 in Blog, Feature | 0 comments

When you’re not a morning person, it’s a bit difficult to wake up for a 5:30AM breakfast. The waking up isn’t really the problem – I’ve...

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Northern Alps, Japan (traverse)

Posted by on Apr 26, 2014 in Blog, Feature | 0 comments

Half an hour into every multi-day hike, I always catch myself thinking, “Dammit, I should have trained more.” Except, of course, I never...

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Back to Japan

Posted by on Aug 14, 2013 in Blog, Photo Post | 0 comments

We’re flying to Tokyo in less than two days. I’m in a blissful state of anticipation – though I dread the packing, as...

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The Acropolis

Posted by on Dec 22, 2012 in Blog, Feature | 0 comments

There’s a swarm of insects buzzing around my head – not just mosquitoes, but sandflies, bees and other flying bugs I can’t...

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Cynthia Bay to Echo Point

Posted by on Dec 20, 2012 in Blog, Feature | 0 comments

I woke up at around five, mumbled something about nausea, then fell back into a restless half-doze. By the time the alarm clock rang an...

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