The Route of Gods

Via degli Dei, literally the Route of Gods, is a 130 km long route consisting of paved and gravel roads, stretches of asphalt, and windy trails passing through the Appennines. It starts in Piazza Maggiore in Bologna and arrives in Piazza Signoria in Florence, Italy: it retraces an ancient historical road, Military Flaminia, built 2000 years ago during the Roman period.
The itinerary can be divided in 5 or more legs, but ultratrail runners complete Via degli Dei in just 12 hours. We arrived at destination in four days, and proud.

Munnar tea plantations

Tea or Chai is the most widely drunk beverage in the whole world. The tea plant, Camellia Sansis, is a cultivated variety of a tree that has its origins in an area between India and China. There are three main varieties of the tea plant ­ China, Assam, and Cambodia ­ and a number of hybrids between the varieties. The China variety grows as high as nine feet (2.75 metres). It is a hardy plant able to withstand cold winters and has an economic life of at least 100 years.

Click On The Mountain 2018

We’re looking back at a very challenging week for the teams shooting around Courmayeur Mont Blanc in Italy! Click on the Mountain 2018 is done and the winners were crowned, but the way to this was full of ups and downs

Good morning, Vietnam

A photographic trip to Vietnam, from the northern province of Ha Giang to the Mekong Delta, with a stop in UNESCO World Heritage Site Hoi An, looking for the strongest coffee

Obscure sports: Eton Fives

Eton Fives is a handball game developed in the late 19th century at Eton College. It is an uncommon sport, with a large number of unique rules, as unique stands the shape of the court: it consists of three walls, with the left hand wall interrupted by a buttress approximately halfway up the court, resembling one of the bays at College Chapel where the game was invented.

The ride of a thousand passes

All pictures © Jered & Ashley Gruber. Phil Deeker, founder of the Cent Cols Challenge (CCC), rode 1,000 mountain passes – or cols – in just 100 days of riding. Not a bad way to celebrate his 60th birthday!

Monster Children photo comp returns for 2017

Monster Children Magazine has launched its seventh annual Photo Competition, and professional and amateur photographers are invited to submit entries online until November 5th to win a share of the massive $30,000 (AUD) prize pool.

Mountain lover: the photographer Paolo Sartori

Before meeting Paolo Sartori in person, I already had the chance to admire his photographic work. From his images, I immediately understood Paolo is a very committed person, with a strong passion for nature, and extremely good skills not just as a photographer,

A fish market in Borneo

In Borneo, Malaysia, fishermen sell their daily catch at Kota Kinabalu market. On the promenade, tourists pose in front of the sunset and local boys enjoy the evening breeze smoking sigarettes and drinking liquors.

An Icelandic journey into No Man’s Land

We live in a fast paced society, where the action of walking slows us down. Nature never hurries.
Film maker Davide Calafà, along with two friends, undertook a six days hike into the wild, carrying only what was strictly necessary to explore and document the incredible landscapes of Icelandic inland.