Step by Step

Originally posted on Steve McCurry's Blog:

Walking . . . is how the body measures itself against the earth.
- Rebecca Solnit, Wanderlust: A History of Walking

USA-10962New York




Solvitur ambulando
(To solve a problem, walk around)
- St. Jerome



NEPAL-10016 (1)Nepal


There is nothing like walking to get the feel of a country. 
A fine landscape is like a piece of music;
it must be taken at the right tempo. 

- Paul Scott Mowrer




Architecture limits where one can walk,
but the walker invents other ways to go.
– Rebecca Solnit

YUGOSLAVIA-10045, 00043_11; Zagreb, Croatia; 1989,Croatia


In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks.
- John Muir



All truly great thoughts are conceived by walking.
- Friedrich Nietzsche



My father considered a walk among the mountains
as the equivalent of churchgoing.

- Aldous Huxley


  Walking is the great adventure,

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International Mountain Leader – first year of training

Originally posted on Willem Vandoorne's Travel Log:

Finally, a new blog post after half a year of silence!

As I already mentioned in an earlier post, I started my training to become an International Mountain Leader, organised by the CAB (Club Alpin Belge), this year. After the entrance exam last year in october, we had a pretty intensive schedule the last few months which we concluded with a week in the Jura mountains in early july. The first year of this 3-year training schedule concentrates on ‘hilly’ terrain. The real mountaineous terrain like in Alps and Pyrenees make up the main course of the second year, whilst the 3rd year concentrates on trekkings in winter.

Map for one of our orientation tests in the Ardennes

Map for one of our orientation tests in the Ardennes

A wide array of topics are eludicated during this first year: first aid and mountain resue, physiology, meteorology, geology, biology (generalities + a list of about 100 species which we have…

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Power of Two


A moving odyssey about the power of being two

Originally posted on Steve McCurry's Blog:

Two are better than one,
because they have a good return for their work.
If one falls down, his friend can help him up.
- Ecclesiastes 4

INDIA-11482Jodhpur, India

DSC_6015, Turkish Tourism, Turkey, 2013. Couple walking on the street.Istanbul, Turkey

CHINA-10223Shanghai, China

One’s not half of two;
two are halves of one.
- e.e. cummings


FRANCE-10056, Lourdes, France, 1988Lourdes, France

Grow old along with me
The best is yet to be, the last of life,
for which the first was made.
Our times are in his hand who saith,
A whole I planned, youth shows but half;
Trust God: See all, not be afraid!
- Robert Browning


SPAIN-10051 (1)Spain


The couple is time recaptured,
the return to the time before time.

- Octavio Paz, Nobel Laureate in Literature



CHINA-10231 (1)Hong Kong, China


AFGHN-13988Kabul, Afghanistan


Brothers and sisters are as close as hands and feet.
– Vietnamese Proverb


Words are easy, like the wind;
Faithful friends are…

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