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Jan 2013: winter magazine
Featuring Cappadocia in Turkey, Wind River Mountains and much more
November 2012: our 600th walk loaded!
June 2012: featured in Brummell magazine
Brummell magazine, "the little black book for the City", features Walkopedia and its origins: see http://issuu.com/showmedia/docs/vip4-brum_june12_single-62376/25 at page 25
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March 2012: travel writing and photo competition results
We have had some brilliant entries, and selecting the winners was a real problem.
See the results.
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Walkers will want to check my new book, "Walk Like A Mountain: The Handbook of Buddhist Walking Practice". This is the first-ever book that examineswalking as a spiritual practice and provides detailed information on 12plus practices from all over the world. It will be available at fine book outlets everywhere in October 2012. For an advance read of the table of Contents and Preface, visit http://www.realperson.com/TendaiCanada/padakun/walk-like-a-mountain-home.htm I'd love to hear from other "spiritual" walkers, Innen (Rev. Innen Ray Parchelo,Director,Tendai Canada)
I'd nominate Mt Feathertop Victoria, Oz, up from Harrietville via Bungalow Spur and out along the Ridgeback. An easy overnighter, excellent views of some of the High Country
A walk should be just that. There should be no need for equipment other than walking poles, and no need for skills other than putting one foot in front of the other. In other words, leave the climbs to the mountaineers. They have their Alpine clubs.
What a great idea and a great site! A pity that New Zealand's walks do not rank more highly - after all, to the best of my knowledge, it's the only country which merits an entirely separate Lonely Planet dedicated to tramping and nothing else. But maybe I am being too partisan! I was surprised that you did not rate the Routeburn more highly since that is one of the best walks there. Also, thereís no sign of the Queen Charlotte Walkway, which is the one of the best ways to discover and enjoy the Marlborough Sounds Ė I would not rank it in the top tier but itís worth a look if you visit NZ and can easily be done in sections. The Tongariro Crossing is one of the best one-day walks in the world, but I agree that the crowds can get a bit much in the summer. Itís better to go on a clear day in the winter or autumn.
Hello Walkopedia and welcome - we need a site like you very much. I just wanted to recommend the Cinque Terre - a World Heritage "walk" which must rate up there very high. Check it out - plenty of websites - I just walked it in April, and it's FABULOUS - a lifetime highlight - and easy so lots of people could do it.
Champion walker: irritating near high passes, when he draws inexorably ahead of the field. He has accompanied and entertained Walkopedia at Mt Kailash, in the Atlas, Bhutan and the Pindos. Having worked in Tanzania for many years, he has devised the ultimate walking expedition there for Oct 08.
Jim has pointed us toward some very special walks in Italy - the wonderful Sentiero degli Dei snd the Cinque Terre - and given us some great photos!
Dick Everard is 65 years old and a retired civil engineer who spent a considerable part of his career working overseas. Being brought up on a farm, he has always spent as much time as possible outdoors and beside walking enjoys trout and salmon fishing and game shooting. He now works part time helping out on a small game shoot. Dick has walked the GR20 in Corsica, the GR5 in France and the TMB in France, Switzerland and Italy; he will shortly be setting out on the Haute Route Pyrenees, in France and Spain.
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