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Garmarud trek, Alamut Valley, Iran.

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We set off on foot from the village of Garamud (1806 m), north west Iran, on an October morning following the directions from the rough map drawn by  Ahmad, the owner of the Hotel Navizar.

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Were I alone, I would have got lost soon after crossing the little river. Continue reading

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Polish mountain trekking: ZAWRAT and Dolina Pięciu Stawów (Valley of the Five Ponds)

small black pond below Zawrat

small black pond below Zawrat

We arrived from Krakow that morning and set out on foot from Kużnice up through the Hala Gąsienicowa, stopping for a nourishing cabbage soup at the Murowaniec Refuge before making our way further along, past the Black Pond and up towards and across Zawrat.

Our initial intention had been to take the cable car up from Kuznice to Kasprowy Wierch and start our trek from there, but due to bad planning (we hadn’t checked that it was closed for maintenance that week) it meant we had to add a few hours more to our day’s trek. We started our trek at 10 am and got back to our hotel at 8.30pm..

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GIEWONT- Trekking in the Tatry mountains, Poland

Giewont seen from across the valley

Giewont seen from across the valley

The best view, or panorama, of the mountain range is from across the valley on Gubalowka where tourists who aren’t in a rush often spend their first day acclimatising and taking in the spectacular views.

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