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23 March, 2014

Interview with Mountaineer Wim Smets

Climbing Mount Everest

Next month I will do the Mount Everest Base Camp Trek and will go till the top of Kala Patthar located at an altitude of 18,193 ft (5,545 m). Climbing to the Roof of the World - the top of the Mount Everest - is an incredible achievement; one that definitely fascinates me. I will probably never make it to the top myself but one of my fellow citizens - Wim Smets - did. This adventurous spirit climbed the highest mountains in the world, did a North Pole expedition, ran the Sahara marathon ... When we met for a drink in our hometown Antwerp-Belgium, I had the chance to interview this inspiring person for my new blog. You can read the complete interview here.


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10 March, 2014

Iceland's Popular Golden Circle Route

Thingvellir (Þingvellir) National Park,
Before our visit to the fairytale South Coast of Iceland where we also went ice climbing, we took the popular Golden Circle route including Thingvellir (Þingvellir) National Park, the famous Gullfoss Waterfall, the geysers Geysir and Strokkur, the Kerio volcano crater and endless magnificent landscapes. Upon our arrival in Iceland, we rented a 4x4 drive and drove this famous route ourselves instead of taking a tour.
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03 March, 2014

Appalachian Trail Record Holder Jennifer Pharr Davis

Jennifer Pharr Davis, overall Appalachian Trail record holder

Jennifer Pharr Davis is the Appalachian Trail overall Record holder. she hiked this nearly 2,200 miles (3,500 km) long trail in 46 days, 11 hours and 20 minutes. For 46 straight days, Jennifer hiked about 17 hours - averaging 47 miles (75 km) - a day. What an amazing achievement! It was her third time on the trail, the first time was in 2005 and the second time in 2008 when she set the Woman's Appalachian Trail record. I'm very happy that I had the chance to interview this inspirational woman for my new hiking site. You can read the full interview here.  

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22 February, 2014

The fairytale South Coast of Iceland

Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon, Iceland

Most people stay around Reykjavik, the Blue Lagoon and the Golden Circle area while visiting Iceland during wintertime. However Iceland's fairytale South Coast is definitely worth a visit all year round and offers many stunning sightseeing opportunities. Besides Ice hiking and Ice climbing on the Sólheimajökull glacier close to Vik, we also visited the natural wonders along Iceland's South Coast and took a day trip to the famous Jökulsárlón glacier lagoon located in the south-east.
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