I've neglected hiking for the latter part of this year - Yes I did my annual long distance path in Scotland, managed a couple of Lakes Weekends, but that daily hiking, which I used to be really good at maintaining, has slipped by the wayside somewhat. Now, that's for various reasons none of which are … Continue reading Penyghent & Whernside, Yorkshire Dales NP; November 2016
These are pictures I took with my phone rather than camera for convenience or due to conditions. They are from both the ACT, ABC and around and about Nepal.
A great few days here walking and climbing. The hiking season was still a little way off as they get a lot of snow here. So it was ice axe and crampons and cutting steps which is very tiring, but it was worth getting onto one of the Norikura peaks for some great views. The … Continue reading Norikura-Dake & Around, Japanese Alps.
Well, it's taking me a long time to get round to posting photos, but better late than never! Kamikawa is very small and fraying at the edges with lots of abandoned hotels around. However, it's a stunning valley reminding me of Yosemite Valley. Beaten back from the last few metres of Kurodake due to very … Continue reading Kamikawa & Kurodake, Hokkaido; Japan
Note : Apologies for the quality of the photographs in this post. I had my compact camera whose focus motor went wrong and then failed during the trip. My phone camera is absolutely awful and all in all they don’t look great! First Day I got up very early on Saturday morning in order to … Continue reading Two Days hiking in Patterdale, The Lake District National Park
I'd not been to the Yorkshire Dales National Park for quite some time - I think it will have been August last year - and I was keen to return. I'd planned last week, but it wasn't to be. This last week I have checked the forecasts hoping for fresh dumps of snow (the Dales … Continue reading Snow covered Ingleborough from Little Ingleborough