Who Am I?
My name is Gilad, 25 years old guy from Israel, who LOVES nature. My affection towards it began in 2004; when I was ten years old. Back then, I joined the boy scouts and experienced outdoor activities for the first time. We learned how to build a campfire, cook our own food, and navigate with a compass. I know that it doesn’t sound like much, but it was a start.
As I grew up, I traveled across Europe quite a lot with my parents. Nevertheless, something was missing in the museums, churches, and monuments. It didn’t have that sense of adventure I had when I was a kid.
In 2013 I took my first leap and decided to discover the world by myself. That was the year when I booked my first trip to Switzerland. In that journey, I’ve rented a car and drove the whole country, south to north. The views I saw were breathtaking, and I realized that the best way to absorb it all is by hiking and camping. When I got back home, I couldn’t stop thinking about that trip.
A few years later, in 2016, I traveled to the USA and made a spectacular road trip from east to west. On that trip, I’ve hiked and camped in more than 15 national parks, including Acadia, Badlands, Bryce Canyon, Grand Canyon, Grand Teton, Yellow Stone, Yosemite, and Zion. I have also managed to climb Mount Washington, which was an incredible experience of its own.
When I got back, I took a break for a few years to study hard towards my final exams as a medical doctor.
Still, in 2017, I was able to accomplish another short journey to Scotland. In that particular adventure, I have hiked the West Highland Way, which is 96 miles long. It took me merely nine days to accomplish, although words cannot describe the memories I brought from that journey. There, I’ve learned how to manage on my own, far away from home and civilization. That trip brought the sensation I had as a kid once more.
In 2018, I decided to open this blog, so that I can share my expertise in such outdoor activities. Furthermore, I hope to learn more through research and writing, to provide you and me more knowledge for future adventures.
Mountaineering is an excellent example of a topic in which I have less experience, although passionate about learning more. In the following years, I hope to climb to the Everest base camp, and experience views of a lifetime.