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

Pikey Peak (pronounced Peekay)

The best 3-day trek in Nepal? Probably.

Trekking in Nepal is usually associated with big peaks, icy terrain and high altitude. The big names of Everest and Annapurna draw huge numbers every year, but there are other opportunities to get away from the busy tea houses and cold nights to explore Nepal’s lower topography, which widely gets missed.

Breathtaking views from the top of Pikey Peak

Nepal’s mid-hills offer some of the most culturally rich and richly intact trekking regions in the Himalayas. Hillsides sculpted with terraces for growing rice, wheat and barley. Overgrown trails winding through forests, past chortens and beneath waterfalls. Traditional little villages perched on mountainsides and jaw-dropping views of the Himalayan range that stretch from one end of the country to the other. This is the real Nepal, and people are missing it.

Full trek report here. 

If you're interested in trekking to Pikey Peak, Lost Earth Adventures can help you.

The Mid-hills bathed in a morning glow

The Independent Magazine

An article about ultra running in The Independent Magazine last weekend features a shoot I did with Lizzy Hawker in Nepal while she completed her record breaking non-stop run from Everest Base Camp to Kathmandu.

Jagged Globe

Two images go into the new Jagged Globe brochure for 2016. The first image from 2009 is of some retired Gurkas in the village of Barpak in the Manaslu region of Nepal. The second is a picture from 2011 of me perched near the top of the Dung Dung La; a pass on the Hidden Valleys trek in Ladakh in India.

Cover Action

Action Action Cover July/August 2015

Channel The Masters article - download PDF

Action Asia (a magazine based in Hong Kong) have run an outdoor photography special for the July/August issue. The cover features a shot of me taking photos beside Gosainkund lake in the Langtang region of Nepal last year. The Langtang valley was completely devastated by landslides triggered by the earthquake in April. 

Cheap Shots article - download PDF