George Leigh Mallory was once asked 'why he climbed Mount Everest?'
The legendary British mountaineer allegedly replied "Because it's there."


Not me! I climb mountains 'because of what is NOT there.' No wi-fi connection. No cellphone beeping with social media notifica...

In the heart of a cold Kiwi winter, we scored a window of fine weather. Under a blazing blue Canterbury sky, Tom and I ventured out of our cold camper van into the sunshine. At the Hermitage we fitted crampons to our boots to get more traction on the iced-up tramping t...

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