When it comes to strenuous outdoor activities, hydration is a big issue. Especially in mountaineering, dehydration not only reduces performance but can also intensify problems with altitude sickness. A second issue is sometimes slightly overlooked: water treatment. In the Alps, water quality is usually no issue. In warmer (and poorer) countries however, water can be… Continue reading What’s That Living Inside You?
Headaches, dizziness, fatigue – those and more symptoms are familiar to many that have ventured into heights beyond 3000m. High-altitude illness or Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) is a lingering risk for trekkers and climbers but it is often treated as a secondary concern. It presents mostly as a nuisance that makes a tough environment even… Continue reading The fewer the O’s
Somewhat overdue – it’s time for a quick and dirty write-up of last week’s Crib Goch scramble. With temperatures close to freezing, I was hoping for some crampon action but it turned out the ridge was mostly clear of ice and snow. Having started in London at only 5am, the parking was already filled up… Continue reading Snowdonia
Many Nepalese mountains, particularly in the Khumbu region, have become very popular tourist destinations. In the shadow of the 8000er-giants, there is a vast landscape of mountains, once inaccessible and remote and now in easy reach. “Trekking Peaks” – a term that suggest you can bring your happy meal for the ascent and surely makes… Continue reading A New Old Project
A vast plane of blue Gently gath’ring icy mass The blog starts flowing