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Kilimanjaro: Journey to the Roof of Africa

*This is a post from my new site 7summitsproject.com   The roof of Africa, the highest freestanding mountain in the world and most importantly for me, a member of the Seven Summits. Enough has been written about Mount Kilimanjaro that there is not a whole lot more for me to add. Ever since the first ascent in 1889, it has... Read More
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Cycling Vietnam: From Saigon to Hanoi in 25 days

“So what are you guys getting up to while you’re in Vietnam?” asked the sensible traveller “We’re thinking of riding from Saigon to Hanoi,” I replied “Wow that sounds amazing! Hard though.. Make sure you get a good bike and get it checked. I’ve heard a lot of people have motor problems with the older ones.” “Oh no we’re... Read More
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Annapurna Basecamp Trek & Tragedy 2014

We were on the way to Nayapul, the starting point of the Annapurna Trek when we heard reports of trouble on the Annapurna circuit.  Supposedly there were 2 fatalities and a number of others missing. The guide told us a mule had been sent down from the Thorong Pass with a note attached. The note had simply read “help,... Read More
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10 in 10 Challenge: Russel’s 10 New Things

So it’s time to dive into our inaugural 10in10 challenge here at Deadat30. To get a full run down on what the 10in10 challenge is all about  click here, but simply put it’s doing 10 new things you’ve never done before in 10 days. The things can be themed, and can be as mundane or adventurous as your schedules and... Read More

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Cycling Vietnam: From Saigon to Hanoi in 25 days

“So what are you guys getting up to while you’re in Vietnam?” asked the sensible traveller “We’re thinking of riding from Saigon to Hanoi,” I replied “Wow that sounds amazing! Hard though.. Make sure you get a good bike and get it checked. I’ve heard a lot of people have motor problems with the older ones.” “Oh no we’re... Read More
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Annapurna Basecamp Trek & Tragedy 2014

We were on the way to Nayapul, the starting point of the Annapurna Trek when we heard reports of trouble on the Annapurna circuit.  Supposedly there were 2 fatalities and a number of others missing. The guide told us a mule had been sent down from the Thorong Pass with a note attached. The note had simply read “help,... Read More

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Tubing Vang Vieng, The Party is NOT Over

Tubing in Vang Vieng is STILL one of the best places for backpacker partying in South East Asia, and don’t let anyone tell you otherwise. Despite reports last year that the party was over, after a recent visit to the town with some of the most breathtaking backdrops I can safely say tubing in Vang Vieng is still pumping. Short on... Read More
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Bosnia Bridge Jump

Special guest and good mate of ours Brayden from lifenshit shares with us his experience of jumping off the Stari Most bridge in Mostar, Bosnia. This bloke has quite the set of bollocks on him. The water was a 10-metre freefall below me; my stomach slowly tying itself tighter in a knot as I thought about what I was about... Read More

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Kilimanjaro: Journey to the Roof of Africa

*This is a post from my new site 7summitsproject.com   The roof of Africa, the highest freestanding mountain in the world and most importantly for me, a member of the Seven Summits. Enough has been written about Mount Kilimanjaro that there is not a whole lot more for me to add. Ever since the first ascent in 1889, it has... Read More
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Cycling Vietnam: From Saigon to Hanoi in 25 days

“So what are you guys getting up to while you’re in Vietnam?” asked the sensible traveller “We’re thinking of riding from Saigon to Hanoi,” I replied “Wow that sounds amazing! Hard though.. Make sure you get a good bike and get it checked. I’ve heard a lot of people have motor problems with the older ones.” “Oh no we’re... Read More