Formerly one of Ecuador’s most active volcanoes, Tungurahua was re-opened for climbing in 2017. It was an obvious objective for us this year, especially since it just squeaks into the list of 10 peaks in Ecuador over 5,000m.Read more
Month: November 2019
Paperback of Feet and Wheels to Chimborazo: the perfect gift to slip inside your Christmas stocking
‘Every once in a lifetime, a book comes along that is so outrageously witty that you have to wear a corset to avoid splitting your sides with laughter. Feet and Wheels to Chimborazo is just such a book,’ said my dad.Read more
Monte Amaro up the backside: a bittersweet ascent in the Apennines
Welcome to this, the second in my series of Apennine ‘up the backside’ posts, so called because I tackle the mountain from the opposite of its usual side. I have previously talked about an ascent of Monte Marsicano via itsRead more
Nirmal Purja’s ascent of all fourteen 8,000m peaks: why is it controversial?
Last week was one of those weeks when a mountaineering story is so big that it makes it into the popular press. On the face of it, it was a straightforward story of someone smashing a record to smithereens. But if you dig a little deeper, there is another side to it.Read more