Climb the Volcanic Seven Summits – Jagged Globe

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Climbing the Seven Summits (the highest peak on each of the world’s seven continents) is becoming an increasingly popular objective for climbers. Some people are starting to look for new challenges with a similar theme. One alternative is to climb the highest volcano on each of the seven continents, a project known as the Volcanic Seven Summits.

Some of these peaks are popular with both international and local climbers. The climbing routes are well established and information is easy to find. Others are more obscure: information is harder to find and access harder to arrange. For several of these peaks different heights are quoted by different sources and there is little consensus as to what the most accurate figure is. There is even some dispute about the Asian summit. Most sources are happy to identify Damavand in Iran as the highest volcano in Asia, however there are questions about whether some volcanic vents on the Tibetean plateau should be considered instead

As more people become interested in climbing these peaks it is likely that a consensus will emerge on all the summit heights. However only time will tell if the seven peaks listed above will continue to be regarded as the highest summit of volcanic origin on each continent. Read more…

Looking for Teammates – Walking The Alps – Explorers Connect

The Adventure – A 1900km walk through heart of the Alps starting at Monaco and finishing in Venice. The route will begin at Monaco crossing through France, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Austria, Slovenia and Italy finishing in Venice. With a combined altitude of 53,000m of elevation gain and an expected completion time of three/four months. The expected start date is April 2019 so currently looking to see if there is any interest in such a trip.

Who am I looking for- Having just finished University, ideally people around a similar age group (21-25). Experience is not necessary however a certain level of fitness will be required as well as being comfortable with three-four months of walking and wild camping. Read more…

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World’s Best Hikes – National Geographic

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A truly great trail winds into the essence of a place, so when assembling this list of the world’s great hikes we kept an eye on more than the footpath. We looked for walks that travel deeper into a location’s history and culture. Sure, there’s outdoor adventure on each of these 20 hikes, but the trails also tell a rich story. So here they are, the holy grails of trails across the world. Read more…

 

The Best Thru-Hiking Movies – EVER! – Keith Foskett

It’s January. Just in case you hadn’t noticed.

That strange period between December and February where nothing much happens except drizzle, in England at least.

I find myself dreaming of long, hot thru-hikes. Shortly followed by scanning Youtube to find who filmed their hikes last year.

It’s great reading about thru-hiking and where the coolest trails are. Books are wonderful at portraying images, so the reader can imagine. This is the beauty of the written word.However, I don’t know about you, but I like visuals as well.

These are some of the best thru-hiking videographers, and where to watch their stuff.

 

Pacific Crest Trail, hiking the length of the US – Explorers Connect

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My name is Helen and I will be hiking the Pacific Crest Trail in 2019 starting around 20th April along with a team mate. This trek will involve carrying everything you need in a backpack, walking around 15 – 20 miles a day and wild camping throughout. There will be resupply stops every week or so in small towns just off the trail. The trail runs for 2,650 miles from the Mexican border to the Canadian border and will take around 5 months to complete.