Running the Orange River

January 19, 2017 seenplaces 0

The Orange River For those in search of adventure, running the Orange River in the Richtersveldt National Park on the border of South Africa and Namibia is just the ticket. In this isolated part of the Northern Cape, the Orange River’s long journey from the Drakensberg range to the Atlantic […]

High Atlas Mule Trek

January 19, 2017 seenplaces 0

Mount Atlas   Morocco’s High Atlas mountain range stretches east from the Atlantic Ocean to the Algerian border. Centuries of erosion have produced rocky peaks that descend to deeply carved, green valleys. Djebel Toubkal, at 4,167 m (13,670 ft), the highest peak in North Africa, dominates the Toubkal National Park. Established […]

Mount Washington Cog Railway

January 6, 2017 seenplaces 0

Mount Washington In 1858, after climbing Mount Washington (‘home of the world’s worst weather’), Sylvester Marsh, nicknamed ‘Crazy’ Marsh, rashly proposed building a railway to the summit, at the dizzy height of 1,917 m (6,288 ft). After the laughing stopped, the New Hampshire State Assembly granted permission for the summit. […]