Where I’ve Been

Here’s a summary of the when, the what, the how and the with who. For details read my Travel entries, and/or browse my travel photos on Flickr.


Nepal – Kanchenjunga & Lumba Sumba, with Mingmi (and Tenzi & Mingma), and Sonia & Steffi

Italy – Turin, Ivrea and Nomaglio, with Phil

Spain & France – Into the Pyrenees with Alfonso & Manu, and Steffi, Hazel, Rachel & Esther

France – Antibes with Hazel & Steffi


Nepal – Manaslu & Nar Phu, with Val Pitkethly and Sonia & Sara

Spain – El Anillo de Picos, with Alfonso & Manu, Steffi, Hazel & Rachel

India – Exodus’ Peaks of Ladakh

Scotland – St Andrews, with the St Andrews Ladies


COVID-19 continued

Essex – Wivenhoe, Walton & Frinton, with Phil; WTM, WIV, WON & LON, with Phil, family & Hazel

Wales – Pembrokeshire, with Phil (plus two Everest Trek Get Togethers)

Herefordshire – Year 2


Herefordshire – Read about my (and Phil’s) first year relocating to Herefordshire after 20+ years as a Londoner

COVID-19 cancelled everything else


Spain – Exodus’ Walking the Picos de Europa, with Hazel and Steffi

Nepal – Mera Peak – Amphu Lapsta Pass – Island Peak, with Val Pitkethly, Steffi, Nicola, Ernst, Stuart and Paul


Italy / France – Exodus’ Transalpine Snowshoe Week, with Steffi and Dave

Germany – Munich with work plus Phil, segueing into a weekend with Hilla and Greg

Albania – Wild Frontiers’ Walking in Northern Albania – Into The Accursed Mountains, with Hazel and Thelma

Nepal – Manaslu & Tsum with Val Pitkethly, with Steffi, Charles, Anne and Doug


Nepal – Dhorpatan & Dolpo Expedition with Val Pitkethly, with Steffi, Sam, Charles, Christine and Ernst

Scotland – Skye, via Fort William, with Phil

Japan – InsideJapan Tours: HYPERJAPAN J-Pop & Go!, with Rosa

Germany – Christmas in Berlin, with Michael & Katja, Michalle and Phil


USA – LA, with work

Nepal – Val Pitkethly’s Off and On the Beaten Track in Solukhumbu (although our original plan had been to tackle the Manaslu Circuit), with Steffi and Charles

India – Autumn in Ladakh, with Hazel, Dave, Jim and Steffi plus Poppy and Pascal

Austria – Exodus’ Winter Walking, Trins


Nepal – Val Pitkethly’s Tsum Valley Trek, with Hazel and Anthony

Peru – Cordillera Blanca Traverse, with Val Pitkethly and Barney


Morocco – Exodus’ Mt Toubkal Winter Climb

Peru – Val Pitkethly’s Cordillera Blanca


Scotland – Leith, Edinburgh, Dunblane, Inverness, Diabaig, Torridon/Applecross, with Phil

Peru – KE Adventure’s Cordillera Huayhuash Circuit and Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, with Hazel

Myanmar (Burma) – Intrepid’s Best of Burma


Turkey – Wild Frontiers’ Wild Walk in the Taurus Mountains, plus Istanbul extension, with Hazel

France – Antibes, with Hazel

France, Italy, Switzerland – Exodus’ Mont Blanc Circuit (Tour du Mont Blanc), with Hazel


Netherlands – Amsterdam (work)

Croatia – Exodus’ Croatia: Islands & Mountains trip, with Hazel and Cat

Germany – Berlin / France – Paris, with Phil

Nepal – Mountain Kingdoms’ Three High Passes to Everest trek, with a week extension to walk in from Shivalaya, with Hazel


Hong Kong (work)

Spain – Madrid / Morocco – Intrepid’s Colours of Morocco, with Phil

Netherlands – Rotterdam (work)

China – Beijing, Tibet, Xinjiang – Wild Frontiers’ Himalayan Journey from Lhasa to Kashgar


Libya – Peregrine Adventure’s Libya Explorer

UAE & Qatar – Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Doha (work)

France – Antibes, with Hazel

Nepal – Mountain Kingdoms’ Annapurna Circuit trek, with Hazel


Bhutan – Wild Frontiers’ Bhutan: Land of the Thunder Dragon – Spring Festival Tour, with Hazel

France – Paris, with Phil

China (Beijing, Xinjiang) / Kyrgyzstan / Kazakhstan /Uzbekistan – Explore’s Central Asia Overland trip


Iran – Wild Frontiers’ Land of the Peacock Throne

Spain – Seville and Cordoba, with Fiona and Catherine

Italy – Milan, with Phil

China – Shanghai and beyond, with Hazel

China – Hong Kong & Shanghai (work)


Pakistan – Wild Frontiers’ Hindu Kush Adventure

France – Paris, with Phil


India & Nepal – Exodus’ Delhi to Kathmandu trip

France – Avignon, with Phil

Ukraine – Yalta & the Crimea – Voyage Jules Verne, with Hazel

Chile and the Falkland Islands, with Phil


Serbia – Belgrade & Novi Sad, with Phil

Czech Republic – Prague, with Hazel

India – Kerala, with Hazel


Turkey – Istanbul, with Janette

France – Paris, with Phil

Chile & Argentinian Patagonia, with Hazel


Portugal – Lisbon, with Janette

Serbia – Belgrade

USA, with Phil

Cambodia – Intrepid’s Heart of Cambodia trip, with Hazel


Spain – Mallorca, with TJBR

Norway – Oslo, with Hazel

Iceland – Rekjavik, with Hazel

Australia – Sydney, Adelaide & Perth, with Hazel

Spain – Barcelona, with Hazel


Italy – Milan, with Hazel

Syria and Jordan – Explore’s Crusader Castles & Desert Cities trip

Denmark – Copenhagen, with Hazel

China – Beijing, with Hazel and her dad

1997 – 1999

The World Tour, with Hazel – USA, Hawaii, Cook Islands, Fiji, New Zealand, Australia (living/working), Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Laos, Vietnam and Hong Kong


Greece – Sailing the Southern Ionian Sea, with Hazel, Helen, Helen and Co


France – Paris (living/working)

Italy – Sienna, with Jess and Bella

India – Kerala, with Janette


New Zealand, with dad and Tom


France – Lille (living/working)


Bolivia, with Matt and Tom


Greece – Kefalonia with Karen

Austria – Linz with Chris, visiting Rachel


USSR – Moscow, visiting Rachel with Ruth


Inter-railing, with Tom, Mike and Steve – France (Calais, Pyrennes), Spain (Barcelona), France (Cannes), Monaco, Italy (Rome, Bologna, Florence, Venice), Hungary (Budapest, Balaton), Austria (Vienna), Germany (Munich), France (Calais)


France – Îles du Frioul, restoration camp with Alison


France – Charente, restoration camps with Alison


France – Caen, restoration camp with Alison