Sachith Siriwardane

  • Hike Johnston Canyon

    Getting There: The Canyon is very well marked, but here are directions anyway if you're coming from Banff: Head West on the Trans-Canada Highway for about 5 km or so. Take the Bow Valley Parkway exit, and continue West for another 18km - you'll th...

    1.6 miles 393.7 ft gain

  • Hike to Wulai Waterfall

    Wulai is super accessible from Taipei, with public buses going directly to the town (Bus 849). Once in town, walk down Wulai Old Street until you reach the bridge. After crossing the bridge, you should see signs for Wulai Waterfall; the trailhead ...

    1.2 miles 100 ft gain

  • Hike Pulpit Rock (Preikestolen)

    Backstory:Preikestolen (Pulpit Rock) has been on bucket list for as long as I can remember. When I decided to hit Norway during my semester abroad, Pulpit Rock was the first stop on our road trip. Luckily, the day before we departed for Pulpit Roc...

    3.7 miles 1981.6 ft gain

  • Backcountry Camp at Gunsight Lake

    How to Get There: Get your backcountry pass at the St. Mary visitor center and then head over to the hike, which begins from the Jackson Glacier Overlook, located 12.6 miles west of the center on the Going-to-Sun-Road.  The Hike: The first mile of...

    12.2 miles

  • Hike the Valley of the Five Lakes

    Getting There: The beginning of the trailhead is super easy to find, with the parking lot for the hike located directly on the Icefields Parkway. The Hike: The hike itself is super easy, but extremely scenic and beautiful. There's no real elevatio...

    2.8 miles 216.5 ft gain

  • Hike Machu Picchu Mountain

    Getting There: When you're purchasing your ticket for Machu Picchu, there is the option to add on "Machu Picchu Mountain". To do this hike, you need to purchase this add-on. Like Huayna Picchu, only a certain number of people are allowed up per da...

    1.2 miles 2000 ft gain

  • Explore Shihtiping on the East Coast of Taiwan

    Getting There: The entrance to Shitiping is clearly marked off of Highway 11, which runs down the east coast of Taiwan. It takes about an hour to get there from Hualien, the closest major city. If you don't have your own vehicle, scooter rentals g...

  • Hike to Kaeng Nyui Waterfall

    Getting There: For me, getting to the trailhead/hike was just as rewarding as the actual waterfall itself. You can get there via car, bike, or motor bike, but I would recommend renting a motor bike (They go for about 10 USD for a full day), and ri...

    0.7 miles 300 ft gain

  • Sanboard in Huacachina, Peru

    Getting There: Huacachina is a little desert oasis town about 5km outside Ica, Peru. Getting to the town is best done by taxi, don't pay more than 10 Sol from the bus station. The Boardin': The town itself can be walked in about 10 minutes, so you...

  • Hike to Adam's Peak/Sripada

    Backstory: I'm Sri-Lankan by ethnicity, but was born and raised stateside/Singapore. I've always wanted to do this hike, and finally got the chance to with my family this past December. Getting There: To get to Sri Pada, you need to get to Hatton ...

    5 miles 7358.9 ft gain

  • Mountain Bike the Overlander Trail

    Getting there: The Overlander trailhead is a little outside the town of Jasper, to the Northeast (fuel-up at the local Tim Horton's right before hand). Either bring your own Mountain Bike and park by the train station, or rent a bike in town (I'd ...

    9.9 miles 1312.3 ft gain

  • Mountain Bike Death Road in La Paz

    The Getting There: While there are many things in Bolivia you can do without a tour company, this is not one of them. When you arrive in La Paz, shop around for the best deal. There's a million places, just look around to make sure you don't get r...

    39.8 miles -11811 ft gain

  • Hike Halsam in Berchtesgaden National Park

    Getting there:I would recommend flying into Salzburg (It's only 35 minutes drive from the national park), but you can also fly into Munich and take a train to get there (this might be the cheaper option, but not my much). It really just depends on...

    4 miles 1440 ft gain

  • Hike Elephant Mountain, Taipei

    Getting There: The trailhead is super accessible by public transportation, or via Taxi. While the entrance isn't extremely well marked, if you put "Elephant Mountain Hiking Trail" into google maps, or ask any local you should be able to find the t...

    1.2 miles 600 ft gain

  • Night Photography/Sunrise at Moraine Lake

    Getting There:Getting to the viewpoint is super easy - the hike itself is less than a kilometer. The trailhead is connected to the parking lot, and you should have no problem parking at night (super different from the day). The Night:From the top ...

    0.4 miles 246.1 ft gain