Where Next?


None of the trips I’d hoped for back in January were going to happen, so it’s been a series of sorties around the UK. Mainly Essex and Pembrokeshire. Nice.


Features three trips bumped from 2020 and 2021. Let’s hope it’s third time lucky. I’m not holding my breath on Nepal…

Trip No. 1 of 2022: St Andrews, Scotland

Destination: WTM, WON & WIV, way over there on the East Coast

When: December 2021

What: A few days in Witham (P) and Work (M) followed by 5 days in an AirBnB in Walton including dinner with dad and Jean, T, J and B in Wivenhoe.

How: Driving there and back, and the train for WTM-LST.

Why: For a seaside mini-break, time with family and to wrap up the work year “in person” (aka in the office) for the first time since Jan 2020. 

Trip No. 2 of 2022: El Anillo de Picos, Northern Spain

Destination: The Picos de Europa, Northern Spain.

When: September 2022.

What: Steffi, Hazel, Rachel and I head to Northern Spain to walk El Anillo de Picos.

How: With Alfonso Gallego de Lerma who was our excellent guide / leader on Exodus’ Picos de Europa trip Hazel, Steffi and I did in July 2019.

Why: Our 2019 trip introduced us to the mountains of Northern Spain and this time we’ll get to spend a long week in the Picos de Europa proper, hiking in and around the three massifs.

Trip No. 3 of 2022: Kanchenjunga Base Camp(s), Nepal

Destination: Kanchenjunga, Eastern Nepal.

When: October / November 2022 TBC

What: Trekking to one/both of the Kanchenjunga base camps and out again. Route TBC. All Nepal side.

How: With Val, of course.

Why: Hiking high in the big mountains, with old friends.

Let’s hope.