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Snow Place Like Home: Snowshoeing in the Dolomites

Crystal blue skies, the wind whistling past my ears and the crunch of snow compacting beneath my snowshoes – the landscape absorbed me. I let my thoughts drift like the falling snowflakes, just for a moment, on the snowy escarpment. All around me, the dramatic crags of the Dolomites seemed to pierce the cold air like needles. A steady, half hour climb had given us this reward. Through clusters of pine trees, branches laden with snow, we had made our way between the majestic mountains, their huge existence almost daring us to venture further.

Walking holiday? It's all Greek to me!

I have been walking for the past 37 years (I think I was 13 months when I started) but never realised that walking could be such good fun. First, some facts about me: I smoke, drink a bit, have a few extra pounds around my waist, never exercise and prefer to drive to work. I sit in front of my computer at work all day and in front of the TV in the evening as well as at weekends. I do have a busy family life though and consider running around after them is good exercise, as it certainly isn't a walk in the park!

One big climb success

Exodus’ Managing Director Peter Burrell reports on the recent charity climb by One I am really pleased to report that the team from Global Ethics made it to Kala Pattar and 5555m in November to complete their challenge. They raised well over £18,000 in the process. This means that at least another two communities in Africa will soon have access to clean water via a Play Pump.

Men of the Mountains: Trekking in Morocco

We set wildlife and photography guide Paul Goldstein a challenge: go out of his comfort zone on a trekking trip to Mount Toubkal, Morocco, the highest point in North Africa. It's Africa, but not as I'm used to it. The rolling acacia-dotted plains filled with bounteous wildlife is how I classify this vast continent. Souks, internet cafes and sealed roads are not, but there is something about Morocco which makes it intoxicating, especially its mountains, especially as it is only a few hours from here.

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