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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 love to find 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.

Pick a country to see the trip:
Backpacking summary posts:

Ariège – Sentein & Biros Valley
French/Spanish Pyrenees 2019
Man 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

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

Hautes Pyrénées – d’Ossoue Glacier
French Pyrenees 2012
Bivouacking below d’Ossoue glacier

The Alps


Dauphiné Alps – Ecrins National Park
French Alps 2013Camping at Col de l’Aup Martin
Walking up to Lac de la Muzelle
Glacier de la Pillatte