Friday, February 22, 2013

Thing #62: Climb a Mountain

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It is sort of hilarious that the mountain in question has the word ‘small’ in it’s very name, just in case there might be any doubt in your mind that I’d take the lazy option. While I was in Sri Lanka, climbing the original Adam’s Peak was on the agenda, but since it wasn’t ‘climbing season’ (don’t ask me what that means!), our lovely guide Dhammika suggested Small Adam’s Peak in Ella; similar in shape, but not in size.  Fine by me!

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The terrain starts off quite flat, with a steeper incline as you near the summit.

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Some of the very steep parts have steps!  Nicely played, Sri Lanka.

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The most surprising thing about Sri Lanka was how much parts of it looked like home.  We could have been climbing a mountain in Ireland (except with better weather).

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Bambarakanda Falls, en route.  Places in Sri Lanka have the coolest names:  Anuradhapura, Bandarawela, Pinawalla (all pronounced as they are spelt) sound magical.

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At the summit!

€5 has been donated to UNICEF Ireland for the completion of this ‘thing’.  Click here if you too would like to donate online.

7 comments:

The Dainty Dolls House said...

Looks amazing...I want to do that sometime!! xx Have a great weekend!

Camila Faria said...

Oh, WOW, that place looks incredible!

Closet Fashionista said...

Oh wow, that looks amazing! I haven't been on a hike in soooo long...
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EMA said...

I love doing long walks in the mountain and this looks like an amazing one! It feels so good at the top when you get to rest and have lunch with the amazing views!!

Ashley said...

My flatmate is from Sri Lanka. I'm more curious about it now!!

Mat said...

i've never done anything like this but i really long to. how do i go around sorting it, somewhere not too hard to get to?

little t said...

Mat, Snowdon in Wales is supposed to be a nice climb. I was supposed to do it last Summer but it was too wet. No sorting on it, except getting out of bed nice and early :)