Hiking the Himalayas: The Packing List

After spending 3 months in Nepal and hiking a grand total of 400km I've finally sussed out what I need and what I can live without when it comes to packing. My first trip in December 2018 was a nine-day hike to Annapurna Base Camp via Poon Hill. My second visit during April and May... Continue Reading →

Hiking the Himalayas: the Annapurna Circuit route planner – Thorung La to Tatopani

The full Annapurna Circuit is considered one of the world's great treks, and the real appeal lies in its variety. The trail winds through the subtropical jungle, up into the valleys, across the high mountain pass of Thorung La and down towards the desolate Mustang region, before descending down back into the valleys, all the... Continue Reading →

Climbing the 8000 stairs of Taishan

After riding the Trans Mongolian from Russia to China and only doing one actual day hike I was pretty desperate to climb a mountain... never thought I'd say that. But I made up my mind to head south from Beijing to the small city of Tai'An, to climb the holiest of the five great mountains.... Continue Reading →

The Gartmore Experience: a walking holiday in the hills of Scotland

After spending most of last year hiking above 3000m; struggling to breathe, suffering from altitude sickness, carrying a 20kg bag and sleeping in tents when it's far too cold to be outside... a walking holiday in the hills of Scotland with the luxurious Gartmore Estate was exactly what I needed. If you love walking, but also love a little comfort and luxury at the end of a tough day, then this will be the holiday for you, too.

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