On the 9th and 10th September 2011, 15 climbers from Switzerland, France and Spain will walk away from the surfers and sunbathers at El Socorro Beach in Los Realejos and will begin a climb and every step they take will give a child a chance to live a life outside of hunger and despair.
It was in the summer of 1799 that the German naturalist and explorer Alexander von Humboldt formed an opinion of Tenerife as one of the most beautiful places he had seen. Today, Humboldt has been immortalised in bronze in the very spot where he stood[…]
He was keen to scale the peak even though it was March and he’d been advised that at this time “˜furious winds threaten to sweep away intruders like dry leaves’ …
It has always struck me that, for an island which for much of its history has held such a strategically important position on the world trade map, there are precious few castles on Tenerife, save for those that plop out of buckets and have flags stuck in them until the tide comes and washes them away[…]
Mention volcanoes and what do many people visualise? Possibly an angry mountain spewing out rivers of molten lava and turning the skies black with billowing clouds of gloomy smoke[…]