My notebook from the mountains
My notebook on all I’m learning about the mountain environment, flora and fauna along with stories and curiosities I pick up on my travels. Do add your comments and offer your insight to the mountains.
Wolf lichen and old man’s beard
Did you know there's lichen that grows in the air? And it can grow inside rocks. And it could grow on Mars (it doen't actually grow there, but it has been grown in a scientific Mars simulated environment). From rainforest to tundra, lichens are everywhere and cover...
Clever creatures in the mountains
In the harsh alpine climate, animals have to be super adapted. Here are just a few of my favourites: Alpine Ibex can balance on an 80 degree slope - imagine the side of a dam. And they are not small creatures. They have cloven hooves, where the two sides are not...
Culture, stories, curiosities
The connection is: firstly, I can safely say chocolate is an essential ingredient of my mountain days, and secondly, my daughter makes fabulous home made chocolate. So what better reasons than those, to promote her small artisan business, making delicious bespoke...
Happy Walking Feet
Stretches, exercises and top tops tips to help you keep your walking feet happy.