New Publication: Jungle, desert, and elusive spider monkeys

The Gazette
Jungle, desert and elusive spider monkeys

This season’s issue of The Gazette features an article I wrote on my solo trek up the 12,529 foot Cerro Chirripo, the highest peak in Costa Rica and second highest in Central America.

The article, Jungle, desert, and elusive spider monkeys, provides a personal account of this exciting hike and the obstacles I faced along the way, including a misleading guidebook description, a painfully heavy pack, and a lack of hot food. Interestingly enough, I felt totally at home.

Get your hands on the current issue and come and see what I learned about Costa Rica upon arriving at Crestones Base Lodge at 11,063 feet. You might be surprised, too.

© Meghan J. Ward, 2009.

New Articles in The Gazette and CAJ

CAJ 2009

CAJ 2009

Yesterday I opened my PO Box and found two of my latest publications had been released to the public.

In the Canadian Alpine Journal –  a book review of Expedition to the Edge: Stories of Worldwide Adventure, by Lynn Martel and published by Rocky Mountain Books (2008).

In The Gazette (Magazine of The Alpine Club of Canada) – an overview of Conrad Kain celebrations, commemorating the centennial since his arrival in Canada in 1909.

I am currently working on articles for Travel Alberta publications (Fresh Tracks and City Spice), due for submission in the upcoming month.