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Peaks of the Balkans (2): Man on a donkey

Man on a donkey, near the Pejë Pass (Qafa e Pejës) leading to Theth. Peaks of the Balkans trail, Albania. © Rudolf Abraham The Peaks of the Balkans is a recently developed 192km cross-border hiking route through mountainous borderlands of Albania, Kosovo and Montenegro. I’ve just finished writing the first English-language guidebook to the whole …

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Cerro Torre (2)

Another shot of Cerro Torre, the iconic rock spire in the El Chalten/Fitzroy area of Los Glaciares national park, Patagonia, Argentina. © Rudolf Abraham Like the image of Cerro Torre in this earlier post, this one was also shot back in 2008 on a Nikon D200 while working on a guidebook to hiking in this …

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Cerro Torre (1)

Early morning light on Cerro Torre, reflected on Laguna Torre. El Chalten/Fitzroy area of Los Glaciares national park, Patagonia, Argentina. © Rudolf Abraham This is an oldie, shot back in 2008 on a Nikon D200 while working on a guidebook to hiking in this area and Chile’s Torres del Paine national park. Photo copyright © …

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Bjelasica

Katun (summer cottage) and truck on Bjelasica, the rolling mountains on one edge of Biogradska gora national park, Montenegro. © Rudolf Abraham Shot long ago (2006, soon after switching to digital) on a D200 with an old 28/2 AiS, during the two day hike from Biogradska gora national park to the rugged Komovi peaks near …

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Northumberland: The Snook

Hiking on The Snook, a long, low, dune- and grass-covered spit of land on the west side of Holy Island (Lindisfarne), Northumberland, UK. The castle-like tower hidden away among the dunes was originally a windmill, built in the 19th century to drain a mining shaft, when attempts were made to find workable coat deposits here. …

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