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Daring: Winter Ascent of Ben Nevis via the Carn Mor Dearg Arete

      This was by no mean the toughest hike I’ve done, but I was extremely apprehensive to climb Ben Nevis by the CMD Arete in February. Ben Nevis was always described to me as a dangerous mountain to climb due … Continue reading

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The Angola Prison Rodeo

The Angola Prison Rodeo is extremely famous in the Deep South. Every Sunday of October, a show is organized in the largest maximum security prison of the United States. Many people come from far away to attend it.

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Strength Shall Not Be Taken For Granted, And The Power of Nature Shall Not Be Undermined

       I am a different person, with a new prize in my bag. My physical appearance remains the same (besides a few more muscles in my legs), and one would probably not notice any difference simply by looking … Continue reading

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The West Texas Experience : From the Big Bend National Park to Houston

     After some time spent in Sanderson, looking for a local restaurant but only finding a cafe whose manager was extremely rude and crazy, we left this town and continued our journey to the Big Bend Park. We drove … Continue reading

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The West Texas Experience : From Baton Rouge to Terrell County

     One thousand nine hundred and twenty two miles in four days, I think that is a new record. We didn’t drive for the sake of driving but it was even. We drove all over the place, trying to … Continue reading

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A Couple of Days in Wroclaw, Poland

     I feel like writing tonight, and I feel like writing about my first experience in Eastern Europe. It was only a 3 days stay in the great city of Wroclaw, Poland, but I’ve learned a lot from it. … Continue reading

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A Good Week In Louisiana

     I’ve been in Louisiana for almost two months now, and it still seems pretty crazy to be here. But I won’t complain, because Louisiana is a great great place, as great as when I used to live in … Continue reading

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A Day in the Mamores with the Strathclyde Uni Mountaineering Club, Scotland

    The hike was almost as good as the crazy sauna party we had the previous day in our hotel. It was very strange because last summer, I had already more or less done the route we were now doing. … Continue reading

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Paragliding Anecdote, French Alps

     We were in the minivan, driving up the mountain to the launching site. The group was enthusiastic and we were hoping that the incoming darkish clouds would go away.

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Caving Trip in Lozère, France

          Caves are weird! They seem to be the opposite of the open air: dark and austere. They scare and fascinate us at the same time, and are often used in literature and cinema to evoke anguish and fear. But … Continue reading

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Climbing Ben Nevis from the Nevis Gorge (Giubhsachan Valley)

The sun hadn’t risen yet but the sky was clear. The surroundings were lit up by a particularly powerful moonbeam. The frosty grass was crackling under my feet as I walked to the Giubhsachan river. The place was intensely quiet. … Continue reading

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A Day in the Mamore Mountains

    This is the second day of my first trek through the Highlands. We were supposed to follow the West Highland Way from Kinlochleven to Fort William, but for some reason we chose to cut through the Mamores.  After our … Continue reading

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