Return to a Country I Never Left

Return to a Country I Never Left

Fresh off not dying in my previous post, my final post on the Drakensberg Grand Traverse covers the climb up Giant’s Castle Pass, an ascent to the highest point in southern Africa, and my return to a country that I never left. Check out Part 1, Part 2, and Part...
“You’re Going to Die.”

“You’re Going to Die.”

In this third post about my thru-hike on the Drakensberg Grand Traverse, I tackle Tseketseke Pass, court disaster near the Ship’s Prow, climb to the highest point in South Africa, and prove wrong an overly dramatic naysayer. Take a look at Part I and Part 2 to...
Food Drops and False Starts on the DGT

Food Drops and False Starts on the DGT

South America, North America, Europe, Asia, Oceania and now Africa. After months off the trail, I’ve finally had the chance to tackle the Drakensberg Grand Traverse (“DGT”), the sixth of my seven major hikes around the world. It was worth the wait. The DGT is an...
How to Tame the Dragon

How to Tame the Dragon

A Guide to Hiking the Drakensberg Grand Traverse The Drakensberg Grand Traverse, or DGT, is an epic and unmarked journey along the edge of the massive escarpment that demarcates the border between South Africa and Lesotho. The DGT, unlike many of the world’s best...
Trekking Mount Rinjani

Trekking Mount Rinjani

Trekking Mount Rinjani Mount Rinjani is an active volcano located on the Indonesian island of Lombok. A trek to the top of the 3,726-meter peak gives trekkers awesome views of the surrounding islands, including Bali and the three Gili islands, as well as of the lake...
Would I Recommend the Te Araroa?

Would I Recommend the Te Araroa?

This is a really tough one to answer and maybe that’s why I feel compelled to do just that. I’m not long off the trail and I suspect that my thoughts will change as the toil of the hard miles recedes into the rosy glow of memory. Furthermore, I didn’t actually...