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November 1, 2018 in Listings

UNESCO (Natural) World Heritage Sites

Sites Visited : 6/283

The World Heritage Site List includes 283 natural sites (including mixed sites) that form a part of the natural heritage of the world, which the World Heritage Committee considers as having outstanding universal value. View project

July 23, 2018 in Listings

Mountains of Malaysia

This compilation came about after I decided to tweak the original list of mountains that I have been using over the past few years, and to narrow it down to just the main prominent peaks, and felt that taking into account their prominence* (or 'independence' if you will) was the best way to do so. The two international mountain classification criterions that I use are P1500 (also known as ultra-prominent peaks, or 'Ultras', which are marked in white in the table below) and P600, which are mountains that have topographical prominence of at least 1500m and 600m respectively. View project
July 19, 2018 in Listings

Peaks of Ireland & the United Kingdom

A 'munro' is a name that has been given to mountains in Scotland that have peak elevations that surpass 914m (historically 3000 feet). 'Furths', on the other hand, are mountains outside ('furth' means 'outside') of Scotland that are located on the British Isles, and also with peak elevations that surpass 914 m. View project
May 4, 2018 in Listings

Passes and Peaks of the Great Himalayan Trail (GHT)

Have you ever wanted to rub shoulders with the giants? Well here is a list of high-altitude passes that have an elevation that exceeds 5000m (maximum O2 sat of 55%) that you will 'pass' on the Great Himalayan Trail (GHT) High Route in Nepal. You can also find a list of the 33 peaks that are regulated by the Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA) along with their topographic prominence, as well as a list of the more easily accessible Base Camps. View project

October 17, 2016 in Listings

Waterfalls of Malaysia

Here is a little list of waterfalls in Malaysia that require some form of hiking to get to (with a difficulty rating of 1.8 or more). Their relative inaccessibility helps to thin out the crowds a little, and gives you a little bit of space for yourself whilst also sparing you from the rubbish that the throngs tend to always leave in their wake. View project

April 16, 2015 in Listings

Hiking Classifications

After receiving several inquiries about the difficulty of hikes, I began a long search for a system that would help to describe the difficulty that one would encounter on any given trail. I ended up stumbling upon quite a few systems but they all tended to be overly simplistic or were very specific to a certain terrain, like the Australian Standard that was designed for the Australian outback, or the SAC (Swiss Alpine Club) scale that was designed for Swiss alpine conditions. View project
April 21, 2014 in Listings

Taxonomy Map

Here is a list of the common names of flora and fauna that have been mentioned in posts, along with their respective genera and species. The tables have been divided into their respective Kingdoms (I use Woese's three-domain, six-kingdom system) as well as their conservation status under the IUCN Red List (if known). Please hover over the species name for the tooltip that displays the image as well as the common name. View project

April 8, 2014 in Listings

Top Trails of Western Australia

Here is a portion of the list that the website TrailsWA has compiled after asking Australians to nominate the trails that they felt "had the ‘wow’ factor". Other types of trails such as mountain biking, 4WD trails and urban walks have not been included here. All the trails have been arranged in alphabetical order.

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February 19, 2014 in Listings

Mountains of Australia (Aussie10)

The 10 highest peaks can all be found in Australia's Snowy Mountains, also known as 'the Snowies'. The range is located in southern New South Wales and is part of the Australian Alps and the Great Dividing Range. View project

June 11, 2013 in Listings

Mountains of Indonesia

Presenting Indonesia's Ultras over 2500m! I decided to narrow the list of Indonesian mountains to just the main prominent peaks, and felt that taking into account their prominence (or 'independence' if you will) was the best way to do so. Since ultra-prominent peaks, or 'Ultras', are considered peaks that have a topographic prominence of 1500m or more, View project