climbing Ben Nevis winter 2017

Climbing Ben Nevis December 2017

December 29, 2017

Climbing Ben Nevis, the UK's highest mountain, is always an adventure, but climbing Ben Nevis in winter is definitely an epic. 1350 metres of ascent and then the same back down again. It may not sound much, but the weather conditions make it a real challenge.

A Moroccan Christmas Miracle

December 12, 2017

If ever there is a bad time for your car not to start. Surely, it has to be when you are getting in it before dawn to drive to the airport. In Morocco, though, there is a solution to every problem. This one was my own little Christmas Miracle.

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Hiking under the Volcano

December 3, 2017

Misty mountain mornings and bright, hot, sunny days. I spent week of hiking under the shadow of a dormant but rumbling volcano, Mount Teide, on the island of Tenerife, which surprised me with its glorious views and empty trails.

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In search of flamingos

October 9, 2017

Flamingos in Morocco? I didn't believe it when I first heard it and then when I was assured it was true, I had to find out where they nested and try to see them for myself. This was one running adventure I was prepared to suffer sore legs for gladly.

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Love in the desert

June 12, 2017

It is a Mills and Boons fantasy: the flashing-eyed Arab Sheikh on his long-maned Arab stallion, descending upon a quivering damsel and sweeping her off to who knows what exotic delights. And the reality? Here is a little snippet of love in the desert 2017 style.

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Running tales: A thief and a knight

February 4, 2017

Running in Morocco is always an adventure. Sometimes the trails are long and sometimes they are short, and this morning's run in Essaouira had its fair share of surprises.

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Whipping down your sweaty shorts

January 19, 2017

Penis envy is something I have never previously suffered from, but the challenges of maintaining some degree of decorum while cycling across Africa, drinking four litres of water a day ... well, let's just say, far too many people on that continent have seen my bare bottom.

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The Full Moon Run

June 20, 2016

The Full Moon Run in the Agafay desert in Morocco is run annually in the month of Ramadan. It brings together runners of all nationalities and religions to celebrate the Muslim Holy Month with a 12 km run through the desert under the light of the midnight moon.

Oops! I seem to be running an ultra…

June 2, 2016

I had volunteered to go along and be the translator for the Trans Atlas Marathon, a six day trail running ultra across the Atlas Mountains in Morocco. Little did I know that I would also be running it.

Dodging elephants by Alice Morrison

Hell on Wheels

May 19, 2016

Some days test you to your utmost. The lava road in Kenya was to be one of those days. Kenya was the fourth country on our mad race through Africa by bike. We had started in Cairo and were ending in Cape Town as part of the Tour D'Afrique, the longest bike race on earth. This is an extract from my book about the adventure, Dodging Elephants,