William Burton Ushuaia

Ushuaia – Argentina

Ushuaia is the southernmost city in Argentina.  It is also the gateway  for Antarctica. During the summer the dock is very busy with all types of expeditions, both civilian and scientific, setting out to or returning from the Southern continent. It is also the end, or beginning,  of the adventure for many who travel from …

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Bajans on top of Mount Kilimanjaro

Mount Kilimanjaro – Tanzania

Kilimanjaro is the highest free-standing mountain in the world, at 5,895 Meters the 4th highest of the 7 summits, the easiest  of the 7 summits to climb  and the one best known to armchair adventurers. “Free-standing” means it stands alone and is not part of a mountain range.   Kilimanjaro also beats Mount Everest (8,849m) in …

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Mount Fitz Roy - Argentina Chile

El Calafate & El Chalten – Argentina 2010

I have always wanted to return to Argentina after staying in Ushuaia on my return from Antarctica, and not just for the fine Red wine! The opportunity came in December 2009 when I met my cousin, also William Burton, in Miami and we travelled to Calafate via Buenos Aries. With both of us having the …

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Antarctica Pack Ice


Antarctica is the world’s last remaining wilderness. The name conjures images of the famous explorers like Scott, Shackleton, Amundsen, and more recently Ranulph Fiennes, some of who lost their lives and that of their companions in the quest for exploring the vast unknown cold desert at the South Pole. Today, any one with a taste …

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The Great Outdoor (TGO) Challenge - Scotland 2013

The Great Outdoor (TGO) Challenge 2012 & 2013. A 14 day hike across Scotland

The TGO Challenge is a demanding self supported event where participants hike from the West Coast to the East Coast of Scotland and are responsible for carrying their own tent, sleeping bag and food. The Great Outdoor Magazine and RAB, an outdoor clothing supplier sponsored the event in previous years. Every solo hiker or group (maximum …

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Circuit of Cordillera Huayhuash – Peru

Circuit of Cordillera Huayhuash – Peru

The Cordillera Huayhuash (pronounced Y-WASH) is a mountain range in Central Peru. It is a sparsely populated region but well known for it’s many 6,000+ Meter mountains, glaciers and rugged terrain. It’s a magnet for mountaineers and hikers from all over the world. In August 2010 I joined a group for a 14-day hike in …

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Mount Roraima – Venezuela

Mount Roraima – Venezuela

The lands between Guyana, Venezuela and Brazil are noted for their Tepuis. These are mountains that rise with sheer cliffs from the surrounding savanna. The most famous of these is Mount Roraima. The sheer cliff face rises vertically over 400 meters from the savanna. For many years it was thought that this was un-climable until …

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