Author Archives: MountainTraveler

Snowdon

Wales, 1085 m, visited July 2012 The highest mountain of Wales, in the Snowdonia N.P.  Multiple routes available to the top ranging from easy to challenging.  You can also take the train to the top .Outstanding view on a clear … Continue reading

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Skiddaw

England, 931 m , visited July 2012. The fourth highest mountain of the Lake district, missed the climb due to bad weather this time, have to go back to climb…

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Latrigg

England, visited July 2012 An easy walkable hill from the centre of Keswick, Lake District.  A warmup to start the climb of Siddaw perhaps ?  Anyway, great views from the top, so very rewarding climb.  The climb takes you through … Continue reading

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Catbells

  England, 451 m, visited July 2012 A not so impressive  hill , easily walkable from Keswick.  But very famous because of two reasons : it’s the hill you see from the well known Friars Crag viewpoint, and the view … Continue reading

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Castle Crag

England, visited July 2012. Told to be one of the most beautiful viewpoints of the Lake District, the top of Castle Crag gives you a view of Skidaw, Scaffel Pike and Helvellyn , and many others, … on a clear … Continue reading

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Helvellyn

England, visited July 2012 After I had climbed Scafell Pike 20 years ago, I wanted to go back to the Lake District, and climb other peaks.  Helvellyn is a very popular mountain because of the access route via the Striding … Continue reading

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Langdale Pikes

England, visited July 2012. Situated in the Lake District, we made several walks, from easy to challenging.  On our walk from Grasmere to Ambleside, we had some nice views of the Langdale Pikes from the safety of the valley.

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Apuan Alps

Italy, visited september 2011 From left to right, Monte Sagro and Pizzo D’Uccello (Matterhorn look-alike) are visible. The Apuan alps are part of the Apennines and are situated in the Massa – Carrara area, which is famous for its marble … Continue reading

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Monte Rossola

Italy , visited september 2011 situated in Levanto, Italian riviera. This basalt mountain reaches only 563 m a.s.l. but what a view when swimming in the sea !The mountain is of volcanic origin.

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Cinque Terre

Italy, visited september 2011. In the foothills of the Apuan Alps, and very close to the mediterranean, the five villages of Cinque Terre offer great hiking and swimming opportunities. The villages can be hiked using the low trail (route nr … Continue reading

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