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Gordon Alexander

As a travel writer and photographer, Gordon spent the better part of 2018 visiting 13 different countries as far apart as Chile, Morocco and Vietnam. He is in New Zealand in 2019, writing a third travel book, while exploring pretty much anything that forms a bump on the Earth's surface.
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Santa Cruz Trek in 4 Days – Trip Report and Guide

The Cordillera Blanca, or ‘white mountains’ in English, are one of the most naturally astonishing mountain ranges on Earth, and an absolute masterpiece as far as serious hikers are concerned. This gorgeous 120-mile off-shoot of the Andes mountains in northern Peru is home to Huascaran, the 22,205-foot giant and the highest mountain in Peru. And …

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How To Summit Jebel El-Kelaa in Chefchaouen, Morocco

Have you heard about that Blue City, hidden by the Rif Mountains in the north of Morocco? That place with the seemingly-difficult-to-pronounce name of Chefchaouen (but is actually so much fun to say, and just rolls off the tongue – think a cooking chef, the Shah of Iran and when, as in, when the heck …

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Zamberlan 1996 Vioz Lux GTX RR Hiking Boots Review

From Italy comes the Zamberlan 1996 Vioz Lux GTX RR, an incredibly tough, heavyweight backpacking boot, ideal for the roughest trails or backcountry conditions. Comprised of handmade full-grain Tuscan leather, the Vioz Lux is ideal for multi-day trips under the heaviest loads. It is an upgrade on Zamberlan’s best selling 996 Vioz GTX boot, the …

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Tongariro Crossing: One of the Best Day Hikes On Earth?

It does not matter which ‘Best Day-Hikes on the Planet’ list you consult, it will usually feature New Zealand’s other-worldly Tongariro Alpine Crossing at some point or other. And for good reason, as I have just discovered. With three active volcanoes, steaming vents, blue and emerald lakes with shimmering reflections and a desert landscape that …

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