Kiersten Rowland - Adventures, Travel & Photography

A personal blog about life in the Alpujarras & beyond

On the trail of the Quebrantahuesos!

On the trail of the Quebrantahuesos!
6 Oct 2012

The Quebrantahuesos (bone breaker), Gypaetus barbatus, Bearded Vulture, Lammergeier, Lammergeyer or what ever you want to call it, is one of the rarest birds in Europe.

Golden Wedding Anniversary

Golden Wedding Anniversary
31 Mar 2012

50 years ago today my parents were married. Today is their Golden Wedding Anniversary.

An incredible encounter with Golden Eagles

An incredible encounter with Golden Eagles
23 Feb 2012

I had the most amazing Golden Eagle encounters yesterday. I was driving up on the Ventura track to extract some clients who had been on a 4 day winter mountaineering trip in the Sierra Nevada

Bruno the Leonberger has bone cancer

Bruno the Leonberger has bone cancer
13 Aug 2011

Bruno started out showing signs of lameness, over a week or so the lameness got worse. He went to the vet who took a few x-rays and diagnosed osteoarthritis. He was put on the anti-inflammatory tablets Norocarp. But Brunos lameness got worse, he cried in pain and wouldnt use his front right leg.

2005 Fire above Lanjaron

2005 Fire above Lanjaron
2 Feb 2011

Shows the devastation to the Sierra Nevada from the fire above Lanjaron in 2005

Tibet – Murder in the snow – Video

Tibet – Murder in the snow – Video
20 Jan 2011

At the moment im reading a book called Murder in the High Himalaya by Jonathan Green. Its about a group of Tibetan refugees trying to cross the border into Nepal over the Nangpa la in 2006 and how the Chinese border guards shoot and kill.

White-throated Caracara in Patagonia

White-throated Caracara in Patagonia
19 Jan 2011

Thought you might like to see one of the characters I met whilst in Patagonia recently. Its a White-throated Caracara (phalcoboenus albogularis).

The Video of our 2010 Patagonia Expedition

The Video of our 2010 Patagonia Expedition
10 Dec 2010

Ok here we go, the long awaited video from our trip. Hope you dont get too bored! Patagonian Expedition 2010

Surviving Patagonia 2010

Surviving Patagonia 2010
9 Dec 2010

Two taxis arrive to take us to the trailhead at Rio Electrico. From the trailhead we walk a few hours through a forest to our camp at Los Troncos.

Two contrasting videos from our trip to Patagonia!

Two contrasting videos from our trip to Patagonia!
3 Dec 2010

Blizzards, snowdrifts, gales, frostbite, snowblindness, buried tents, floods, hardship, cold, sleepless nights. It must be summer then in deepest Patagonia.