Adventures

I’m always looking for an adventure. But whether it’s on foot, by bike or whatever other method I can dream up, for me the adventure is not about getting from A to B – it’s about everything in between. I love seeing the world, exploring strange places and meeting new people. Planning the next expedition keeps me going. You can read all about my past, present and future adventures here.

In August 2017 I cycled 1200 miles over two weeks from the Rock of Gibraltar in Spain, across the Pyrenees, through France and back to my home in London, England.

In June 2017 I walked the 110-mile Tour du Mont Blanc, a hiking route through the French, Italian and Swiss Alps. Hiking out of season, I encountered treacherous snow, washed-away bridges, freezing nights and torrential rain.

In 2016 I set out to walk 2650 miles from Mexico to Canada along the Pacific Crest Trail. My journey began at the Mexican border in the small desert town of Campo, taking me through California, Oregon and Washington until I reached Canada 135 days later.

The first of my many adventures, in 2013 I walked the length of the French Pyrenees, coast to coast from the Atlantic to the Mediterranean. A 600 mile walk over 44 days, my route ran parallel to the French-Spanish border, passing through farmlands, high mountain passes, beautiful mountain lakes and misty forests.

In December 2015 I attempted a winter ascent of the notorious rock formation Trolltunga in Norway.  Terrible weather, too much snow and not enough hours of daylight thwarted my attempt and I was forced to abandon the ascent and turn around.

In 2014 I walked coast to coast across the North of England from St Bees on the Irish Sea to the Northern Sea at Robin Hood’s Bay. Over two weeks, the 192 mile route took me through three of the UK’s most scenic national parks – the Lake District, the Yorkshire Dales and The North York Moors.

In April 2014 I set out to walk the West Highland Way in Scotland. Running south to north from Milngavie near Glasgow to Fort William at the foot of Ben Nevis, the 96 mile trail took me from the farmland and country roads of Milngavie to the shores of Loch Lomond before heading deep into the heart of the Scottish Highlands, the high mountains of Glencoe and the final descent into Fort William.