Sea to summit on Chimborazo, part 1: the bike ride

Sea to summit on Chimborazo, part 1: the bike ride

Cycling is easier when you are carrying no weight and there are no hills. That was my thought at 10.30 on the first morning of our Chimborazo sea to summit challenge. It was a challenge that terrified me, but could I achieve or would I flop? Here is my trip report for the first part of our challenge.

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The Lithuanian conquest of the Apennines

The Lithuanian conquest of the Apennines

Recently I had a chance to return to Monte Sirente, a mountain Edita and I attempted in winter a couple of years ago. The occasion was a visit from two of Edita’s Lithuanian relatives, her sister Jolanta and niece Bernadeta. For them our visit to the Apennines was an unforgettable experience.

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Exploring Monti della Laga after the Italian earthquake

Exploring Monti della Laga after the Italian earthquake

Monti della Laga is one of the forgotten mountain ranges of Italy’s Central Apennines. It was our third visit there, so we knew what to expect from the mountains, but another factor gave us cause for uncertainty. Last August, it was the site of a tragic earthquake.

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