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View half way up Fansipan, Vietnam

10 mountains to climb in Asia

Asia is a very big place and has a huge mountain range called the Himalayas included along with many other individual famous mountains and other ranges.

Choosing 10 was going to be hard, but I used a simple approach to this:

A. The ones that are easily accessible and can be tackled without specialist mountain equipment.

B. Acceptable for a novice or reasonable fit individual who fancies a challenge.

C. something different that appeals to me personally. (After all, it is me that will be climbing them, so I want to climb for a purpose not just because they are there.)

So don’t expect Everest or K2 to be included.

  1. Mt.Fansipan, Sapa, Vietnam.The highest mountain in Indochina. ( Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia) (3147m, 10,325 ft.) My first to conquer and an awesome feeling when I reached the summit. Even though it was cloudy and the view wasn’t what I had hoped for it was still a memory I will cherish. Read more here
  2. Mt. Fuji. Highest in all of Japan. (3776m, 12,388ft.)
  3. Mt Apo, Mindanao. Highest Mountain in the Philippines. (2895m, 9498ft.) hopefully next on my list in 2022.
  4. Mt. Kinabalu. Borneo. Highest in Malaysia (4095m, 13,435 ft.)
  5. Mt. Jayawijaya. New Guinea. Highest in Indonesia. (4884m, 16,024 ft.)
  6. Mt. Hkakabo. Highest in Myanmar. (5881m,19,295 ft.) Whilst Myanmar is mostly unchartered this seems a place to visit.
  7. Everest Base Camp. Nepal. (5364m 17,598 ft.) Why wouldn’t you if you could?
  8. Khuitien Peak, China -Mongolia border (4356m, 14,291 ft.) Visiting Mongolia is a long-sought-after dream.
  9. Tuanjie Peak, Qilian Mountains, China (6644m, 21,797 ft.) is another colossal mountain range and double the height I have climbed so far.
  10. Meili Snow Mountain, China, (6740m, 22,113 ft.) This one will be a challenge as it is the highest of all of the ones I want to reach.


Exit from Brexit

I chose to leave even though I wanted to remain… That is I wanted to stay in Europe and yet when the result came in and we started to realise that there was no turning back, I became determined to leave the UK and find some other place to live.

It seemed easy at the time, but as the year went on, many things started to leave me feeling like it was a bad idea. Leaving the UK without a plan meant I was either crazy or I had a lot more hope and confidence than anyone thought.

Flying without Wings

A bit like getting on a plane without any wings!

Or even as a country leaving Europe without any clue as to what we were going to do🙄

Destination Unknown

When I look back on the year from now as it is December 2019 it feels like a distant memory.

Also feels like the right decision.

I wish I knew then what I know now, but then it wouldn’t be the same I guess. So having the chance and options to try it again after learning more about myself is a blessing.

What I want out of life and how life changes you is something I am still learning.

I just hope I can understand more, learn more, and progress in a positive way each year forward.