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THE WEEKLY #236: SNOW IN MADEIRA

Snow has fallen on the island of Madeira for the second time since I arrived last year. Just like last time, I didn’t let the opportunity pass and headed on up into the mountains to explore the snowcapped peaks of Madeira. With roads closed, you have to make up your own trail and that is …

THE WEEKLY #236: SNOW IN MADEIRA

THE WEEKLY #233: A STEEP YEAR

Consistency can be hard to come by when you are constantly on the move. It can be even harder when you are trying to travel non-stop and be constantly training to improve your fitness and hiking capabilities. Sometimes you are in the mountains and at other times in the city. Some weeks you are busy …

THE WEEKLY #233: A STEEP YEAR

FAJÃ DO NOGUEIRA LOOP HIKE ON MADEIRA

The Fajã da Nogueira loop hike is a spectacular trail that begins and ends at the electricity plant in the center of the island. The route leads you up, high above the canyon, and follows a levada along some sketchy, narrow paths through tunnels and underneath waterfalls. A backdrop of the highest peaks on the …

FAJÃ DO NOGUEIRA LOOP HIKE ON MADEIRA

THE WEEKLY #232: MY BIGGEST HIKE YET

Hiking the Madeira Island Ultra Trail was one of the toughest trails I’ve ever done. 115 kilometers from Porto Moniz to Machico, visiting many of the island’s tallest peaks along the way. 8000 meters of incline made the four-day journey a brutal adventure through some of Madeira’s most beautiful regions. We packed our camping gear …

THE WEEKLY #232: MY BIGGEST HIKE YET