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About the Author

From bicycle touring to backpacking, watercolour painting to clay modelling, the exploration journal captures my journey through many different interests and travel adventures.

I’m passionate about finding those out of the way places that whisk you away from the concerns of everyday life. Whether this is by wading through an overgrown river or trying new paint techniques is up to you!


I started backpacking roughly in 2012 and alternated between the French & Spanish Pyrenees and the French & Italian Alps for the next ten years. Unfortunately the further back I go, the worse the photos get and the less certain I am of where I went.

The Pyrenees
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French/Spanish Pyrenees 2019Man crouching beside a mountain campfire with a cooking pot in the flamesPrecipitous backpacking in the Pyrenees
Day Walks in the Pyrenees
Up and Over to the Spanish Pyrenees

Walking the GR10, French Pyrenees 2018Up the Aspe Valley
In the Pyrenean Foothills
Vignemale and the Ossoue Glacier

French & Spanish Pyrenees 2016
~Coming soon~

French Pyrenees 2015
~Coming soon~

French Pyrenees 2012
Bivouacking below d’Ossoue glacier
Cirque de Gavarnie and heading home


The Alps

Italian Alps 2014
~Coming soon~

French Alps 2013Walking in Écrins National Park
Walking up to Lac de la Muzelle

Other backpacking