Riding The Gosainkunda Trail

Filmer Will Nangle shot and cut together this fantastic little film of our adventure in Nepal earlier this year for adventure site ‘Mpora’ . Check out the film below and see the full article here: https://mpora.com/mountainbiking/mountain-biking-in-nepal-gosainkunda

In the first half of 2019 filmer Will Nangle, alongside photographer Alex Treadway and Himalayan Trails' Mads Mathiasen, rode Nepal's never been ridden 'Gosainkunda Trail'.

Wander back in time

I love how photos can come back into our lives sometimes. One sunny day while shooting a little interview near Pokhara in Nepal my flatmate Sam was there and I grabbed a few shots of her with the Fishtail mountain in the background.

Wanderlust gave me a shout the other day, they needed a ‘not-too-extreme’ Nepal shot for their cover. And so this one came back to me : ) 🇳🇵

 

Hello Polo

La Martina – one the leading brands in everything Polo – asked me to cover the Polo in the Park event in London this year.

Heli Biking!

The idea was to helicopter up to 4000m near the lakes of Gosainkunda in the Langtang region of Nepal and bike a new route down. I was shooting, Mads Mathiasen and Prayash Tamang from Unique Trails riding, and Will Nangle riding and filming! An article of the trip is in this months Action Asia. Download a PDF of the article here. I’ll post a link to Will’s film when it’s ready : )

TREKKING BEYOND

For the past two years I’ve walked and photographed some of the world’s epic trails and photographed them for the book Trekking Beyond which is out now. Thanks to everyone who helped me on and off the trail to bring this project together. 

Available through Amazon and Waterstones.

Hidden Afghanistan story published on Maptia

The online magazine Maptia has published my story 'Hidden Afghanistan'

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Maptia is an independent, nonprofit platform for inspiring individuals who document and capture the world with raw beauty and honesty. The organisation’s aim is to support their work and to bring them together to create a lasting record of life on Earth, one that connects us to each other and helps us to face our biggest challenges.

Into the mist; Corcora valley

The world's tallest palm trees exist in only one valley in the world; the Corcora valley in Colombia. In order to get close to the palms there’s a short and beautiful hike up the valley. When I first hopped out of the jeep and started to walk, the sky was blue and I could see the huge trees from a distance. They’re not so impressive from far away, they actually look small and spindly. As I walked up the valley the clouds rolled in and the trees disappeared into the mist. I was worried I wouldn’t get a shot at all but as I got among the palms the low cloud made them even more impressive. The giant Wax palms are so tall the tops of the trees were disappearing completely into the mist. Except for the gentle swaying and creaking of the impossibly tall trees, there’s a stillness and a quietness in the Cocora valley. It’s a truly atmospheric place. 

Wax Palms grow to a height of 45 m (148 ft) — or rarely, even as high as 60 m (200 ft)

A Toucan in the Corcora valley