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Grenoble is a treasure trove of Alp-ventures

Known as ‘Capital of the French Alps’, Grenoble is a haven for thrill-seekers. Skiing, climbing, swimming, flying – there’s something for every adventurer. The modern city sits right at the intersection of three magnificent snowcapped ranges – Chartreuse, Vercors, Belledonne. Take your pick. In 40...

10 Reasons Why You Should Date an Outdoor Girl

We all have that friend - the girl with sun-kissed skin and a sunshine smile. The one who listens intently with a sparkle in her eyes when you share stories of your recent adventure. Here's why it may be worthwhile to know her more, and...

How To Climb Mount K with RM500

Climbing Mount Kinabalu has always been in my list. In Feb 2015, the opportunity came up when I was in Sabah for a business trip. Since I was going solo, I wanted a no-frills trip – get in, get up, get out. A check on...

Lost in Ella Rock

[caption id="attachment_1254" align="aligncenter" width="1000"] View of Ella Gap from our guesthouse[/caption] Unlike our last two well-marked routes at Adam’s Peak and Horton Plains, the hike up Ella Rock was extra special in its own unguided, haphazard way. Following the vague directions from our friendly innkeeper, we...

Horton Plains: World’s End and Baker’s Falls

“What time is the train coming? Can we buy our tickets already?” I asked the man for the 3rd time in the ticketing office from the back door. We were getting restless at Hatton Railway Station, the fatigue setting in from our early morning hike...

Climbing Adam’s Peak in Sri Lanka

Dalhousie, Sri Lanka Day 4, 2am: got a rude shock when someone (must be V, I thought) switched on the lights in our Blue Sky Guesthouse room. The annoying alarm is ringing in the background. I burrowed back under my thin, porous blanket, but even...