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Travel photographs

"All experience is an arch wherethrough
Gleams that untravelled world, whose margin fades
For ever and for ever when I move."
Alfred, Lord Tennyson

I may not be the best photographer in the world, but I've been lucky enough to travel through scenery so breathtaking that even a monkey would be able to take the odd amazing photo. So here's a selection of my (hopefully) slightly better than monkey-quality photographs.

[Argentina] | [Bhutan] | [Britain] | [Chile] | [China] | [Colombia] | [Ecuador] | [Egypt] | [Ethiopia] | [France] | [Guatemala] | [India] | [Ireland] | [Italy] | [Kenya] | [Mexico] | [Morocco] | [Nepal] | [Pakistan] | [Peru] | [Russia] | [Tanzania] | [Tibet] | [Uganda] | [United States] | [Venezuela]

 

Latest albums

Peru - Cordillera Blanca (Ishinca Valley) - July 2014. Exploring the peaks of the Ishinca Valley near Huaraz, with ascents of Urus Este (5480m), Ishinca (5530m) and an attempt on Tocllaraju (6034m).

Cordillera Blanca (Ishinca Valley)

Nepal - Everest Base Camp - April/May 2014. What began life as an attempt to climb 8516m Lhotse ended as an Everest Base Camp trek when a horrific avalanche in the Khumbu Icefall left 16 Sherpas dead. An ensuing labour dispute with the Nepal government led to the climbing season being abandoned.

Everest Base Camp

Chile - Cerro San Lorenzo - December 2013/January 2014. Braving the infamous Patagonian weather for a doomed attempt on 3706m Cerro San Lorenzo, the second highest mountain in Patagonia, on the Argentine border near the town of Cochrane.

Cerro San Lorenzo

Britain - Day Walks 2013 - January - December. Walks in the North Downs, Sussex, Dartmoor, Hampshire, Oxfordshire, Snowdonia, Hertfordshire, London, the Thames Valley and Kent.

Day Walks 2013

United States - Denali (West Buttress) - June/July 2013. An unsuccessful attempt to climb Denali (6194m) in Alaska by its standard route, the highest mountain in North America, also known as Mount McKinley.

Denali (West Buttress)

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My mountaineering and trekking diaries are available as e-books from a number of online bookstores.
Here's a little taster for those of you who are keen readers and lovers of adventure.

Snow shoe practice (Muztag Ata, Xinjiang, China)
Over a bleak, windswept pass and into forest (Laya, Bhutan)
Peering onto the Baruntse Plateau from East Col (Nepal)
One of the world's great views; meaningful conversations (Tibet)