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The profesional mountain guide: enthusiasm, expertise and courage

The profesional mountain guide: enthusiasm, expertise and courage

    In memoriam Roman Bascuñana (mountain guide) [dec. Swiss Alps, March 31th. 2018] RIP     The Swiss botanist, meteorologist and geologist Horace Bénédict de Saussure (1740-1799) is traditionally considered the intellectual father of mountaineering, by propitiating with his economic sponsorship the first historical ascent to Mont Blanc (15,781 ftm...
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Amazing gastronomy around the world in 9 exotic dishes

Amazing gastronomy around the world in 9 exotic dishes

Continuing with our trilogy on food and its fascinating origin, history and dispersion throughout the world, today we want to stimulate your curiosity and senses by talking about its folkloric side, materialized as disparate as incredible and exotic in the form of meals and dishes...
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November 4: UNESCO Day

November 4: UNESCO Day

As you know, the 4th of November is the day of UNESCO (United Nations Organization for Education, Science and Culture) to commemorate the achievements made by this organization and the signing of its constitution on November 4th, 1946 UNESCO is a specialized agency of the...
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[Ephemeris...] Great feats: the passage of Strait of Magellan

[Ephemeris...] Great feats: the passage of Strait of Magellan

It happened on November 1, 497 years ago … The King of Portugal Manuel I the Fortunate would never know his decisive and incredible outcome, because he would die before he knew about it. When that expert marine-soldier of the Portuguese nobility, a certain Fernando de Magallanes (Fernao de Magalhaes,...
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EXPEDITIONS WRAPPED IN THE MYSTERY

EXPEDITIONS WRAPPED IN THE MYSTERY

  One of the inherent characteristics in the human being is his/her insatiable curiosity and thirst for knowledge, which combined with the desire for adventure, fame and wealth, has led to the exploration and conquest of the most remote, legendary and dangerous corners of the...
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LE CINQUE TERRE: COLORFUL BALCONY TO THE SEA OF LIGURIA

LE CINQUE TERRE: COLORFUL BALCONY TO THE SEA OF LIGURIA

  Italy is one of the most picturesque, unique and charming countries in the world. If we add an extraordinary history, a delicious gastronomy, the glamor of its people, a seductive language and that particular light that only radiates the rich color palette of certain...
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Untamed mountains: in the domain of Annapurna

Untamed mountains: in the domain of Annapurna

Located in the heart of the Himalayas is the amazing massif of Annapurna (“goddess of the harvest/abundance” in Sanskrit), an orographic complex 55 km long in Nepalese territory, delimited by the Pokhara valley (south), the Marshyangdi river (north, east) and Kali Gandaki canyon (west), with...
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ANTHROPOGENIC FOOTPRINT

ANTHROPOGENIC FOOTPRINT

Very recently, it was celebrated the World Environment Day (June 5th) and the World Oceans Day (June 8th). Apart from the gesture and the hypothetical repercussion of this type of “celebrations” on the behavior of the human being on a planetary scale … our post of...
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[Ephemeris…]  THE FIRST ASCENT OF THE MOUNT EVEREST

[Ephemeris…] THE FIRST ASCENT OF THE MOUNT EVEREST

This happened on May 29, but in 1953, 64 años ago… It was the second and final intention of the expedition led by John Hunt, Baron of Llanfair Waterdine. Failed the first tandem assault three days before just 100 m from the summit, this time...
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LOSE WEIGHT, REGAIN SHAPE: PREPARING THE ROUTE

LOSE WEIGHT, REGAIN SHAPE: PREPARING THE ROUTE

Not all of us are the same physiologically and do not have the same organic requirements, age, sex, physical condition, training level (ie, fitness) or goals. There are no magic formulas. Health is first. Nor do you have to go hungry or try too hard....
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FOOD WITHOUT BORDERS

FOOD WITHOUT BORDERS

Did you know that the tomato comes from America and was not known in Europe – and in the rest of the world – until the s. XVI? Did you know that this fruit (!) Was at first yellow, and that’s why it was called...
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SEVILLA at Holy Week and April´s Fair

SEVILLA at Holy Week and April´s Fair

Spain is an exceptional country. The first in the world in the tourism sector, where it reigns thanks to its extraordinary material and cultural heritage, its infrastructures, professionalism and security. Spain is art, history, gastronomy, folklore, joy, sun … and desire to live everywhere. And...
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