Robert Vinet

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Video » The always entertaining Alex Honnold, probably the greatest solo climber of all time, answers rock climbing questions

Video » Hiking the Faroe Islands

As one of the Faroe Islands’ first hiking guides, Rannvá Joensen is part of a community ushering in a new culture of outdoor play.

This video is presented by the Merrell shoe company.

How To Pack For A Long Backpacking Trip

From the folks at Outside magazine.

Capture the North – Exploring Northern Norway

 

From the small lonely islands of Lofoten to the dancing northern lights in Senja, David Jervidal travelled with his father, Tommy Jervidal, for 10 days in the northern part of Norway – to capture some of it’s untamed wilderness.

One Man’s Epic Six-Month Adventure Across the Pacific Crest Trail

James Gabriel Martin writing in Lonely Plant:

The Pacific Crest Trail is a remarkable 2650-mile walking route from Mexico to Canada that passes through California, Oregon and Washington. A National Scenic Trail, it includes stunning deserts, shady woodlands, volcanic peaks and breath-taking views of the glaciated tips of the Sierra Nevada. The sheer size of the trail means that some hikers only do a portion of it, while others choose to take it in sections according to the season. Photographer and creative director Tim Voors decided to undertake the whole thing at once, documenting the exciting journey in a new book that has just been published.

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“I was inspired by the thought of being totally alone. At 43 years-old I had rarely been by myself for longer than 12 or 24 hours. There’s simply always people around, be it family, colleagues or friends. It took quite some time to get used to sleeping totally alone under the stars without a soul around for miles. Of course I met lots of people, which was fun and inspirational, but for the most part I hiked alone during the day for six months from Mexico to Canada,” Tim told Lonely Planet Travel News.

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Trekking to Everest Base Camp: 12 Days, 130km, 5,380m

A guide to backpacking stoves

Something that I had to consider for my upcoming adventures is availability of fuel. I chose a multi-fuel stove over an alcohol or propane/butane stove as they offer me more flexibility.

In some areas of the world, denatured alcohol and ethanol are not available, at least not legally. And when you are in a foreign country, the last thing you want to do is disrespect the rules and regulations of that country.

The same thing applies to propane and butane. You might find yourself someplace that doesn’t have your brand of butane canister. Plus I’m not crazy about carrying around pressurized fuels in non-refillable canisters that I’ll have to dump into a landfill.

Winter camping can be epic

Sleeping well while winter camping

A backpacker’s guide to One Month in Uzbekistan

Caroline Eden, The Guardian

Explore Silk Road heritage, deserts landscapes, Tashkent’s metro and the cities of Samarkand and Bukhara in a country encouraging tourists to visit.

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