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

PARAGUAY-10040Paraguay

PAKISTAN-10157Pakistan

INDIA-10870India

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

BANGLADESH-10007Bangladesh


AFGHN-10154Afghanistan

NEPAL-10016 (1)Nepal

TIBET-10210Tibet

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

VIETNAM-10013Vietnam

ITALY-10445NF3Italy

BRAZIL-10080Brazil

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

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

THAILAND-10075Thailand

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

HazarasAfghanistan

CAMBODIA-10120Cambodia

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

ETHIOPIA-10114Ethiopia

MOROCCO-10048Morocco

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

- Aldous Huxley


AFGHN-12960Afghanistan

  Walking is the great adventure,
the…

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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

Hanna:

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

AFGHN-12678Afghanistan

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

MACEDONIA-10004Macedonia

SPAIN-10051 (1)Spain

TIBET-10983Tibet

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

- Octavio Paz, Nobel Laureate in Literature

ITALY-10485Italy

CAMBODIA-10304Cambodia

CHINA-10231 (1)Hong Kong, China

FIJI-10013Fiji

AFGHN-13988Kabul, Afghanistan

TIBET-10100NF3Tibet

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

YEMEN-10065NFYemen

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

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