A Mindful Hike

This year I finally got round to reading Mountains of the Mind: a History of Fascination by Robert MacFarlane. This book starts to explain the fascination, inspiration, and passion that mountains engender in some. My last hike of 2019 had all of these. There is not much of a path, but the ridge between Mont Noble and La Maya in the ...
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Tour des Muverans – Spectacular Scenery and Steep Climbs

The Tour des Muverans is a fantastic circular walk in the Valais, with many different options on how to tackle it. . There are three main places to begin the hike (Pont de Nant, Derborance or Ovrennaz); it can be done clockwise or anti clockwise; and it can be completed in three, four, or potentially five days. I took the ...
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Art, Science and Context Based Targets

I saw this slogan on a wall at EPFL in Lausanne recent, and it got me thinking. "We have a science based target" is the only phrase that needed to be uttered in climate circles for the last few years. Everyone nods in agreement. You are one of us. So its no surprise that the "Science Based..." bandwagon is moving onto ...
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The Way to Work

I’ve found that the way I get to work can really set me up for the day.  I’m not sure why it’s taken me so long to work this out, but for most of my life, the rush to get to where I am working has always been about a single minded objective (getting there), and usually by the fastest ...
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Deforestation: Time for a New Approach

It's time for a new approach by industry, NGOs, governments and funders to tackle deforestation. For the last nine years the focus has been almost exclusively upon supply chain approaches, and a 2020 finishing line. And whilst good progress has been made, the nature of the challenge has changed.  And the tyranny of targets is now creating unintended consequences ...
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