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Allan Hartley

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I hope that you have enjoyed visiting my website, before leaving please permit me to tell you a bit about myself.

I have spent all my working life in the construction industry which has provided me with the vehicle to travel the world, climb a few mountains and take lots of photographs along the way. I still visit and climb in the Alps, I have climbed in East Africa and the Greater ranges of Nepal and Pakistan along with the lesser known Zagros mountains of Iran and the Al Hajr mountains of the Arabian Peninsula.

I have lived and worked in East Africa, most countries of the Middle East and SE Asia and the rarely visited Falkland Islands.

I am an ex-President of Lancaster Photographic Society, a double Associate of the Royal Photographic Society, a member of the Outdoor Writers and Photographers Guild and a holder of the International Mountain Leader Award. I am also the current President of the Austrian Alpine Club(UK) OeAV Sektion Britannia.

My business interests are best decribed as anything to do with mountains and photography.

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Diary and Blog

So here we are in 2017! 2016 was a good year for us with lots of adventures first to re-visit Thailand for the first time proper in almost 20 years and great to see some old friends, and guess what just like UK we had several days of rain whilst in the Golden Triangle. In Spring we visited northern Germany and the Rhine, then for my annual mountain fix we started with our seniors tour Gentle Silvretta based in the resort town of Ischgl. Thereafter I had a small group for a round tour of Drei Zinnen aka Tre Cima di Laverado in the Sexten Sesto Dolomites, followed by a tour in the Hohe Tauern, with successful ascents of the Gr Wiesbachorn and the Gross Glockner 3798m. Then last my AAC(UK) Young Members Alpine Tour in the Stubai Alps.. As Autumn approached I applied for an photo assignment for a tour through SE Asia-Indochina following a group through Thailand, Laos and Cambodia. Too many highlights to mention but the Killing Fields and S21 Prison in Phnom Penh makes you realise how lucky we are though such brutalty continues around the world.

So here we are in 2017 and snow time will be snow-shoeing in March. Then we have our trip to Passchendaele in May for the centenary of the Third Battle of Ypres. July will see much of my time doing various tours in Austria and Zillertal Alps, then we have the biggy in September when we hope to go to Colorado. Things are a bit vague after that but the AAC(UK) AGM at Plas y Brenin will be on the list as will chasing steam trains on the Settle-Carlisle railway once they start running again in April.

No doubt there will be other ideas for chasing the light to keep this happy snapper busy.

Whatever you are doing, ENJOY life is short


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