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Trekking In Nepal

BY SUSAN OLIN
@ VOL 15 ON DEC 06, 2012

Susan Olin recounts her time spent trekking in Nepal. In this adventurous presentation she describes how the scenery, the people, the monasteries, and the experiences impacted her life. 

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The Adventure Bum

BY JON HELLER
@ VOL 19 ON AUG 15, 2013

Jon Heller speaks on his journey from outdoor explorer to nature photographer as he pursues his ong-term interests in hiking, nature, and travel. What started out as a hobby has become the idea for a fully-fledged adventure magazine, where others can share their stories of adventure and exploration. 

"Presentation of the Day" on October 4, 2014.

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Cibola?

BY DANIEL CARLSON
@ VOL 20 ON DEC 05, 2013

20 years ago, Daniel Carlson had the opportunity to visit Cibola, one of the lost cities of gold. With a group of ten other explorers, he heard stories about daring Spanish explorers, undiscovered mines, and hidden clues. Though he had no idea what to expect from the trip, he ended up learning many important lessons about the possibilites and future of this iconic area of New Mexico. 

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A Saga of Fire and Ice

BY POLLY SCOTLAND
@ VOL 25 ON JUN 23, 2015

Polly Scotland's presentation is about her travels to Iceland—a magical place that goes beyond fire and ice.

 

SITEWIDE Search Results: “hiking”

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Saint-Etienne @ Cité du design
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Lake Ridge @ The Electric Palm
Jan 26, 2013

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Medicine Hat @ Station Coffee Co.
Feb 07, 2014

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Taos @ Wild Rivers Outdoor Amphitheatre
Jul 18, 2015

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Zaporizhzhya @ Chicago blues pub
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Bratislava @ Berlinka
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Calgary @ Royal Canadian Legion Branch 1
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Hiking Trip to the Himalayas

BY HANS-PETER KUHNERT
@ VOL 4 ON NOV 12, 2010

HP Kuhnert went on a hiking trip to the Himalayas in Nepal, and in this richly illustrated presentation he shares his travel experiences and his impressions from a country that is so very different. The photos will make you want to experience these beautiful landscapes first-hand. (in German)

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Crossing the Atacama Desert

BY FAISAL AL-NAKIB
@ VOL 9 ON JUN 26, 2013

Faisal Al-Nakib details his experience taking place in the Atacama Crossing desert foot race in Chile. He describes how the challenge helped him grow and learn more about himself while on his 250 km (155 mile) journey in one week.

"Presentation of the Day" on August 29, 2013.

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Climbing for a Cause

BY AVIVA PRAGER
@ VOL 1 ON JUN 28, 2013

In order to help raise funds and awareness in the battle against cancer, Aviva Prager and many others attempt to climb Mt. Shasta. She outlines the difficulties of the climb and shows off some breathtaking vistas from the peak.

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Conquering Mt. Fuji

BY JOHNNY LINNERT
@ VOL 117 ON SEP 24, 2014

PechaKucha's own Johnny Linnert tells his story of climbing Japan's tallest mountain/active vocano: Fuji-san. From his experience of climbing up with the mountain with his friends, he gives advice on what to expect from such a grand adventure. 

"Presentation of the Day" on October 31, 2014.

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The Adventuring Barman

BY COLIN BRYSON
@ VOL 3 ON FEB 20, 2015

Colin Bryson is a traveling barman, who talks about running away, buying one-way plane tickets, failure, and learning about yourself. 

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Summit 2 Sea: The Expedition

BY JESSE SHIMROCK
@ VOL 4 ON AUG 27, 2015

"On this southern side [of the mountain ridge] it drops down about 7000ft (2,133m) almost dead vertical into the abyss."

In "Summit 2 Sea: The Expedition" from PechaKucha Accident Vol. 4Jesse Shimrock shares his harrowing month long experience of being on the first expedition to summit North America's highest mountain, Alaska's Denali at 20,320ft (6,914m) and then descend all the way to sea level ending on a rafting expedition from river to ocean. His adventures in the wilderness inspire us to push our limitations and serve a testament of the audacity and fortitude of the human condition.

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Thursday, November 5th, 2015.

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Connecting People Through Trails

BY GRETE GANSAUER
@ VOL 1 ON APR 19, 2017

Grete Gansauer shares her experience in helping to coordinate and build a large trail network around Kalispell, Montana. She describes her efforts to coordinate funraising and land purchases for conservation and public access, and inspires us all to get out and volunteer.

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An Invitation to the Wilderness : Discovery of the great outdoors

BY DANIEL JEFFERIES
@ VOL 3 ON JAN 25, 2018

Dan Jefferies is excited to share with you how an "indoor kid" rode the wave of technological change to a very unexpected place; the wilderness.

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Una vida en Ascenso

BY FRIDA AYALA
@ VOL 8 ON FEB 22, 2018

La venezolana, Frida Ayala, nos cuenta la historia de cómo entró en el mundo del montañismo, y cómo ha logrado crear un espacio donde los venezolanos que practican deportes de aventura pueden compartir su pasión, hablar de lo que más les gustaba y concetar con gente, en el Festival ASCENSO.

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Why Forests Matter

BY JIM HOWE
@ VOL 19 ON MAR 14, 2018

"This is the Black-throated Green Warbler. I know how to do the birdcall for this, but I'll do it afterwards, I promise."

In Why Forests Matter from PechaKucha Buffalo Vol. 19, Deputy Executive Director of the Nature Conservancy of Central & Western New York, Jim Howe, explains the three-part mission of organization: to protect land and water (120 million acres around the world, including 100,000 acres in Western and Central New York), to transform policy and practice for sustainability and to inspire people to connect with nature. Why do forests matter? Howe leads us on a tour of protected forest lands that provide imporved healthed and mental outlook, as well as critical habitats for wildlife. And Howe's Black-throated Green Warbler call was a show stopper! 

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Up in the Himalayas, the Bechos Online Platform, and Ornskoldsvik Joins the Loop

Presentations HP Kuhnert went on a hiking trip to the Himalayas in Nepal, and in this richly illustrated presentation (in German, from PKN PKN Aalen Vol. 4) he shares his travel experiences and his impressions from a country that is so very different. The photos will make you want to experience these beautiful landscapes first-hand. "Bechos" means "single and with children," but it's also a social meeting platform for single parents on the internet. In this presentation (from PKN Istanbul Vol. 14), Yersu Kalaba shows how it is being used to share ideas and problems that relate to being single with children, and how it is developing through its members. Posters We have a few new posters on the Tumblr blog today, starting with the poster you see pictured above designed by Michelle Hanevold, for the upcoming PKN Bemidji Vol. 13. Today's additions also include PKN Innsbruck Vol. 1 and PKN Mendoza Vol. 5.  Photos You all know about the PechaKucha Night city loop, right? It's the slideshow of photos from different PKN cities that plays at all PKNs (before the start, during the break, and after it's all over), and it gets updated with new cities when we receive our first photo from one of their events. Pictured above is a peek at last week's PKN Ornskoldsvik Vol. 1, and that's the photo that we're including in the next update to the city loop. Calendar Today's (June 19) events are PKN Usti nad Labem Vol. 2 and PKN San Diego Vol. 15. Tomorrow, look for the following PKNs: PKN Risor Vol. 2, PKN Glasgow Vol. 8, and PKN Brighton Vol. 15.

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Johnny Linnert

PechaKucha's own Johnny Linnert recently made the trek up Mount Fuji, and at PechaKucha Night Vol. 117 (Wednesday, September 24) he'll share the experience, as well as what it took to prepare for the climb.

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Extreme Beauty

  "Photography gives me a medium to escape from daily routine life by creating something beautiful" In Extreme Beauty from PechaKucha Night Tokyo Vol. 137, Fashion photographer Apple Chua shares in depth how she turned her passion into her career. She pushed the boundary of incorporating her hobby of hiking volcanoes into her commissioned works to create photos that comprised an epic and cinematic composition of colours, glamour, elegance, and whimsical feminity that is coupled with a futuristic look and inspirations from the renaissance era. That certain elusive quality became her signature style.

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A Sense of Place

"Through hiking and singing, I discovered how deeply in love I was with my culture... With Bulgaria." In “A Sense of Place" from PechaKucha Night Asheville Vol. 11, Bistra Hristova creates an audiovisual journey through several Bulgarian Mountains and their unique folklore traditions.

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Travel Pakistan: one country, infinite landscapes

Article by Ayesha Fazlur Rahman, Programme Manager Kuch Khaas - The Centre for Arts, Culture and Dialogue  Travel for leisure is great; make a checklist, get your torch , snack bars and meds supply and off you go. But what about finding the travel companions? I learnt the perfect solution to that  problem one afternoon in Boston when I wanted to attend a Rumi event at the unfamiliar MIT campus. I asked not one, not 7, but 11 of my university buddies! “Sounds great, but I am busy today” was  the response , worded differently. I looked up the place on the map, got me on the bus on a cold winter evening and went alone. It worked out just fine. I also got to eat free baklava! Since then, this has been my travel plan: I go from point A to point B, I ask several potential travel partners and if nothing works out I book a tour with a tour operator and go with a group of complete strangers! The result? I have been on several trips with several travel buddies and at times even alone. Chitral, KP Province  I went to Chitral for the Kalash Spring Festival with Humaira whom I had met at a hike on the Margallah Hills, Islamabad. She was trigger happy when it came to taking pictures, which meant I got lots of pictures taken too! We were part of a travel group and got to chat with several of the other travellers: the American woman who wanted to interview all the locals and wouldn’t give a straight answer about her nature of work in Pakistan, the Dutchman who spoke the most formal version of Urdu ever spoken since 1947! The Pakistani lady doctor who one day, at the breakfast table, demanded to know why the Norwegian couple, married for 7 years, had not been able to produce an offspring thus far! During the  jeep rides across the Rumbur and Bumburet valleys, most people, other than couples, hopped on to the jeeps close at hand instead of clinging to the friends they had come with. (Internet image for Chitral) Deosai National Park, Gilgit Baltistan At an average elevation of 4114 meters , the Deosai National Park in Skardu is the second highest plateau in the world. Traveling through valleys and narrow roads, you suddenly are struck by the sheer expanse around you as you approach Deosai, literally meaning the Land of Giants. It’s a treeless plain , covered with grass and tiny pink flowers that give it a pink hue. Travel, they say, is about facing your demons and slaying them etc: for some its the fear of heights, of losing  cellphone connectivity, of getting in an accident. My fear was not having hot running water: that got sorted every morning when my still half-closed eyes were greeted with a splash of water from an ice cold mountain spring, near our camping site! What better way to prepare for a 5km not-so-steep hike to search for the Holy Grail of Deosai, the  brown bear. The day we embarked on our search, the wind announced our arrival to the bears who thought it best to take cover, away from our prying eyes and cameras. May be another day, another trip the winds will be on our side. Cholistan Desert, Multan, Bahawalpur (Punjab Province) South Punjab is also a popular tourist destination that hosts both jeep rally enthusiasts and campers in the Cholistan Desert; heritage lovers and devotees visit the beautiful shrines in Multan and Uch Sharif . To escape the relentless heat here, tours are planned in the winter months. My travel companion on this trip, Najia,  took me to an unknown destination too: the childhood world of fits of uncontrollable laughter, that had somehow not been possible since school ended. The freedom that comes with anonymity made us unbelievably foolhardy as we merrily wandered to forbidden parts of the Panjnad Headworks in Bahawalpur! I made a lasting friendship with an elderly German couple; Najia offered me up for adoption to them! Mr Manfred took a prize winning photo of us at the Lal Suhanra Park in Bahawalpur, blackbucks enjoying the misty morning along with us. Hunza and Khunjrab Pass , Gilgit Baltistan Hunza and the Khunjrab Pass (Pak-China Border) were next on my list. This time I roped in a friend of a friend’s son, whom I had met at his wedding, to travel with me. She agreed! Michelle turned out to be someone who liked to observe people and scan their conversations for deducing their personality traits; thus there was always interesting analyses of events and interactions happening around us! So this trip we talked to people and also a lot about them! The Hunza residents are known for longevity and good health, attributed mainly to the Hunza water and diet of honey and nuts. They look lean and fit too. At an elevation of 4693 metres, the Khunjerab Pass is the highest paved international border crossing in the world. Fairy Meadows , Gilgit Baltistan This is a valley with a breathtaking view of Nanga Parbat The Killer Mountain. Fittingly, the 10 km road that leads from Raikot Sirai to Fairy Meadows is rated among the top 12 most dangerous roads in the world. Once there, a 6 hour mountain trek takes you to the Fairy Meadows camping site, at an altitude of 3300 metres. This trip is not for the fainthearted so I wanted to do it while I still had age on my side; no travel partner, no problem: I went alone with a bus full of strangers. Nope, didn’t make any lasting or even temporary friendships this time, the sole of my hiking boots gave way at the first step of the 6km hike. The ghoray wallah offered to trade shoes with me for the duration of the hike, at the end of which a Nepalese med student from Lahore gave me an extra pair that he had. See, it worked out just fine. We think we need friends more than we actually do. Believe me when I say the following about the view of the Nanga Parbat: It’s alive, with a personality, with changing moods; mostly unsmiling but generously giving from its treasure trove of beauty a few coins for the lonely traveller to carry home. Sardaryab (KP Province) , Pir Chinasi (AJK) Sometimes travel for work can turn into a bit of sight seeing too. My colleagues Fauzia, Samreen and Rahmat in Peshawar took me to Sardaryab ( the head of the river) in Charsadda. We picked chapli kebabs along the way and ordered fish there, what a treat! What a serene little spot! After a training workshop for textbook developers in Muzaffarabad, the capital of Azad Jammu &Kashmir (AJK), we went up a spiralling road to Pir Chinasi. At an elevation of 2900 meters, this hill top gives a pretty view of the city and surrounding rural areas.