In memory of Victor Correa of Guican

In memory of Victor Correa of Guican

It made me very sad to hear about the last fatality on Manaslu this year before the weather closed in and the Himalayan climbing season ended for the winter. Eleven people had already died in a huge avalanche on the

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Mystery of the vanishing Himalayan lake

Mystery of the vanishing Himalayan lake

I’m no climate change sceptic, and I’ve seen its effect on shrinking glaciers many times. While scientific evidence for climate change is clear, not everyone is convinced it’s happening. One of the most powerful methods being used to convince sceptics is photographs showing how much glaciers have changed over time. But photos aren’t always what they seem.

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Colombia’s glaciers will soon be gone

Colombia’s glaciers will soon be gone

The photograph on the wall in the farmhouse at La Esperanza where we stayed the night had been taken 15 years ago, but it looked very different from the place we had walked through earlier in the day. I use

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Cocuy Circuit trek: You say cojones, I say cojines

Cocuy Circuit trek: You say cojones, I say cojines

Walking Colombia’s classic trek, and an ascent of Ritacuba Blanco “I’ve always associated Colombia with drugs and gangs,” a colleague said to me after I returned to work last week following my Christmas trekking and mountaineering holiday in the country.

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7 mountainous places to escape to for Christmas

7 mountainous places to escape to for Christmas

This post is for people who love the outdoors and find Christmas a tedious bore. I know there must be some of you out there, and those of you who love it, look away now. Over the years I’ve found

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