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Everest Base Camp guide – what’s in a name?


It’s time for a competition!

We need a title for our new trekking guide and would love your help.

Jay Reilly, our newly acquired son in law,  has written a brilliant guide all about trekking to Everest Base Camp. It is currently with Bill Journee, our illustrious eBook designer,  and is coming together beautifully. It looks magic. The only problem is we cannot decide on a title.

That is where you come in.

The competition is to come up with a catchy title (and subtitle if you can) for the new guide.

It’s that simple!…

Walking Poles – free guide on how to use them

If you are looking for some great (free)  information about walking poles or just to read what a local champion  has to say about them, let us introduce Mox.

Norman (“Mox”) Moxey is a mechanical design engineer and bushwalker who is involved in the design and development of outdoor adventure equipment.

“Mox” is associated with the ultra lightweight specialist firm, DAC Featherlite, who produce Helinox brand walking poles. He makes presentations to bushwalking clubs and other groups to explain the techniques of walking with poles that produce most benefit for the bushwalker.

We think he has a very important message and invited him to share his thoughts.

Over to Mox:

I was good at school and my mum wanted …

Jungle trekking – Rainbow Lodge – Cambodia – waterfalls and leeches!

We are not sure what convinced us to do the full day trek at Rainbow Lodge.

Was it the chance to explore the Cambodian Jungle with an experienced guide?

Or the opportunity to see some unusual wildlife, creatures and/or bugs?

Or was it that we both have English relatives back somewhere and the need to go out in the midday sun and “explore the tropics” was overwhelming?

Whatever the case we loaded up with two litres of water each, layers of DEET, shoes and a warning from G that there were a few leeches on this trip. Mr Lei, our Khmer guide, headed off in front with a machete.

Because we are posting this from Cambodia, the following are …