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Archive for July 2018

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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'
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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. Since there is a combined total of 316 munros and furths, I decided to tweak the list a little and to narrow it
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Review: Salomon X-Ultra 3 GTX

Just recently, Salomon released the third version of their popular X-Ultra footwear line, which are their lightest all-terrain hiking shoes. The X-Ultra 3 tends to catch one's eye, and it's sleek design and aesthetic appeal makes it stand out amongst all the other shoes on the shelves. At first glance, a few tweaks here and there from the previous version can be seen, notably with the Quicklace™ eyelets & the
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