You are not a hero until you climb the Great Wall of China

“You are not a hero until you climb the Great Wall of China” is the ancient quote written at the bottom of the steps. And there are so many heroes!!!! Old ladies with tiny feet, young ladies in crazy heels, toddlers, dodderers and men with big bellies exposed like laughing Buddhas all climb the steep … More You are not a hero until you climb the Great Wall of China

Feeling on top of the world on Island Peak, Nepal

Breathless, with a biting wind nipping at our exposed faces and huge booming avalanches crashing down the mountains around us, we reach the 6,189m summit of Island Peak – the pinnacle of our 22-day adventure. Our trip took us on a hair-raising flight from Nepal’s colourful capital, Kathmandu, through the glacial Khumbu Valley via Everest … More Feeling on top of the world on Island Peak, Nepal