Galtee Mountains: a place to explore.

The most popular hike in Ireland is climb up to the top of Carrantuohill. This is the highest peak in Ireland and this is the reason for its popularity. Let’s be honest, who is not attracted to an idea of climbing the highest peak? I am and The Reeks and Carrantuohill are my favourite placeContinue reading “Galtee Mountains: a place to explore.”

Uzbekistan: Week long trek in Nuratau Mountains.

Where would you go, if you wanted to trek in unspoiled terrain, sleep in local houses, eat homegrown fresh food and best of all have no internet for a week? Nuratau Mountains in Uzbekistan is your destination. Walking with our guide day after day and staying in local houses was a true immersion into localContinue reading “Uzbekistan: Week long trek in Nuratau Mountains.”

Black Valley. The Kerry Way.

West of Ireland is famous for its beauty and its nature. There is plenty to see and many mountains to climb, including the highest peak Carrauntoohil. This region is always popular with tourists and walkers. But just on the another side of the MacGillycuddy Reeks is Black Valley. Spectacularly beautiful, remote and rarely visited. Hidden gem. ThroughContinue reading “Black Valley. The Kerry Way.”

Take your time! High altitude hiking

Over the years, I have heard many tips and theories about preparation for high altitude. I have heard as well many misconceptions about the topic. Before I was lucky to get advice form experienced mountaineers I had experience the consequences of not doing it the right way. I can say now, I learned about theContinue reading “Take your time! High altitude hiking”

Hiking in Albanian Alps

Is visiting a truly remote place on your must see list? Unspoiled mountains, far from touristy trails? In Europe? Yes, read on. In spring 2011 I traveled on organized cycling tour in South East Asia. Lots of sightseeing, lots of cycling, lots of money spent ….. and an average experience. Afterwards I spent few weeksContinue reading “Hiking in Albanian Alps”