Travel photographs

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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]

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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)

Britain - Mardale, Mosedale and Swindale - May 2013. Backpacking weekend in the East Cumbrian Fells. Three very different valleys - one flooded by Haweswater Reservoir, one a grassy bog, and one a haven of pleasant rural farms - separated by a climb up High Street and a jaunt across remote moorland.

Mardale, Mosedale and Swindale

Britain - Mynydd Du - May 2013. Backpacking and wild camping in a range of hills on the western edge of the Brecon Beacons National Park, South Wales. A dramatic escarpment falls away gradually in gentle grasslands on the southern and western sides.

Mynydd Du

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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.

Starting the G2 summit push; waiting game at Camp 1 (Gasherbrum Cwm, Pakistan)
Kidnapping the cook (Pakistan)
Father of the Ice Mountains (Xinjiang, China)
Famous explorations of the Rongbuk Glacier; a tale of two Czechs (Tibet)