Expeditions, Navigation, Guided Walks and Trekking

Three Waters of Western Lake District

This is a route I put together for a few days backpacking in June. Our aim was to get up somewhere wild for the first night after a long drive … Continue reading

August 6, 2015

Three Waters of the Western Fells – Day 4, Buttermere to Wasdale

Alfred Wainwright says in his last Guide to the Lakeland Fells, ‘The fleeting hour of life of those who love the hills is quickly spent, but the hills are eternal. … Continue reading

August 6, 2015 · 1 Comment

Three Waters of the Western Lake District – Day 1 Wastwater

It started of with 9 of us from our trekking group; although Bill wasn’t fit after his operations and Dick was out of the country again in his luxury mobile … Continue reading

June 24, 2015 · 1 Comment

Otztal Alps in Austria, my first Alpine season.

I’m continuing digitizing my old slides, well into box 2, covering 1975 and 1976. I thought I’d share the couple of films I took of my first alpine season. Three … Continue reading

March 6, 2015

Fort William to Loch Ossian Hostel – July 1974

While recuperating, I am digitising my large collection of slides, going way back to 1974. Here are some of my first photos from a solo backpack from Fort William to … Continue reading

February 26, 2015

High Place of Sacrifice – Petra, Jordan

The High Place of Sacrifice is hidden in the mountains above Wasi Musa in Jordon.  Whole chunks of the top of the hill have been removed leaving obelisks, temples and … Continue reading

February 11, 2015

Trekking with the Khmer Rouge – Won Sons story

In my last blog I wrote about my trek in Ratanakiri province, Cambodia. We had a couple of local guides with us, both of whom had been in the Cambodian … Continue reading

December 3, 2014 · 1 Comment

Trekking with the Khmer Rouge in Ratanakiri – Cambodia.

Ratanakiri province is in the far north east of Cambodia, bordering Laos to the north and Vietnam to the East. This time last year I was leading a group of … Continue reading

November 25, 2014 · 1 Comment