‘The Stone Sentinel’ is beckoning… 6, 962 meters… 11 days to trek… -30 degrees at the summit… The 1st adventure of 2013 begins, today! Feb 1st and boy am I ready! Continuing my quest to conquer the Seven Summits, I move onto number 3 on my bucket list, Mount Aconcagua of South America. Standing 6,962m, [...]
So it looks like the Mayans had it all wrong then? I didn’t see the Polar caps melting and the seas rising up to claim back the land. I didn’t hear the volcanoes simultaneously erupting and destroying everything in their path. No – it wasn’t the end of the world, I guess we chalked it [...]
Like I said in my previous post: Marathon Madness (read it here) I will keep you updated on my progress/training schedule building up to race day. I have been training for the past few months, but will only post my weekly updates for the month of October. I started off with daily runs, slowly building up to [...]
So the old saying goes, ‘all roads lead to Rome!’ But in the new millennium, a number of people have rephrased the statement to “All roads lead to America”! I’m not entirely sure if I agree with this statement but America is exactly where my next challenge takes me. I plan to conquer one of [...]
Last Challenge Europe’s highest mountain, Mount Elbrus is behind me! It was an amazing experience getting to the saddle between the ‘twin peaks’. Although I didn’t summit Mt Elbrus, I am happy at reaching 5325m , but you can go read more about the enthralling climb in ‘The Russian Ascent’ Next Challenge It’s crazy to think [...]
Final arrangements are being made by Dream World Adventures for the Mt. Elbrus expedition! ‘Team Elbrus’ consists of myself, Christo Moller from Durban, Marisa Caroto and Erika Schwable from Hoedspruit, Heidi Marques and Eldaline Botha from Johannesburg, Deborah Dragone from Cape Town, and Rose Gardner, the group leader …
So with the Great Wall of China, the Colliseum in Rome, Petra in Jordan, the Pyramids in Egypt, and now Machu Picchu under my belt, I’ve achieved 5 of the 7 Wonders of the World … what’s next?