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The High Passes of Everest Trek: Lukla to Namche – Days 1 – 3

Table of Contents: Previous Post: The High Passes of Everest: Planning The World’s #1 Trek The Flight From Kathmandu to Lukla Day 1 – From Lukla to Phakding Day 2 – Phakding to Namche Namche – the Khumbu capital Day … Continue reading

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The High Passes of Everest: Planning The World’s #1 Trek

Previous Post: Nepal’s Annapurna Circuit – Is It Still Worth Doing? Table of Contents: The World’s Great Long-Distance Treks – A List of the Top 5 One Trek To Rule Them All: The High Passes of Everest Trek A Google … Continue reading

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Climbing Ishinca and Tocllaraju in Peru’s Cordillera Blanca

Our Five-Day Climbing Itinerary: Day 1 – vehicle from Huaraz (3052m)  to Collon and walk up to our tent Base Camp (4350m) near the Refugio Ishinca Day 2 – climb Ishinca (5530)/rest in the afternoon Day 3- late start/ climb … Continue reading

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The High Passes of Everest Trek: Namche to Chhukung Days 4 – 7

Table of Contents: Previous Post: The High Passes of Everest Trek: Lukla to Namche Days 1 – 3 Maps, Basic Stats with Elevation Gain, and KML file Day 4: Namche to Tengboche Day 5: Tengboche to Dingboche Day 6: Dingboche … Continue reading

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A Winter’s Day Walk Along The Banks of Toronto’s Lower Don River

One of the perks of living in Toronto’s Riverdale neighbourhood is the easy access to the Don River Trail.  It runs from Pottery Road almost all the way down to Lake Ontario.  It is the Pottery Road-Riverdale Footbridge section that … Continue reading

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Robert Bell’s Lady Dufferin Lake: It’s Not Where The Map Says It Is!

Related Post: Temagami’s Lady Evelyn of the Lake – Who Was She? I’ve paddled up the east branch of the Montreal River to its headwater lake, Smoothwater,  a couple of times. Before you get to it, you go through another … Continue reading

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Temagami’s Lady Evelyn of the Lake – Who Was She?

Related Post: Robert Bell’s Lady Dufferin Lake: It’s Not Where You Think! Lady Evelyn – such a genteel name! How did it become the name of a lake in the Temagami area of northern Ontario? Who was she, and whose … Continue reading

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-10ºC and Snow in Toronto – Great For Tobogganning!

toboggan: a Quebec French word from the Anishinaabe (i.e.Algonkian) word topagan meaning “sled”.  Along with “toque” and “loonie” and “eh” and “two-four”, the word makes most sense to fellow Canadians! We’ve had a cold stretch here in Toronto and it … Continue reading

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Bushwhacking the Ogoki Headwaters: Days 3, 4, and 5

Previous Post: Paddling The Ogoki Headwaters – Days 1 and 2 Day Three: When You’ve Got Two Bad Choices! distance: 2.5 km total, about 510 m of boreal bushwhacking time: 8 h portages/rapids: an all-day extravaganza, read on! weather: hot, very hot … Continue reading

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