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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 2018!

Just a few weeks ago it was snow time and snow-shoeing in Tyrol and the mountains of Sellrain near the ski-resort area of  Kuhtai. This year the snow was great but with bitterly cold winds and temps down the minus 18 C.

July has now passed when we held the Austrian Alpine Clubs(uk) 70 celebrations bash at the Rudolfs Berg-Hotel in the Hohe Tauern NP at the head of the Stubachtal valley. It was a very good do with over 5o members attending. Those familiar with Austrian history will recall the hut being named as Crown Prinz Rudolf, who shot himself and his lover in the Vienna woods at Mayerling.

From The Rudolfs Hut, I have what is now a regular easy hotel based tour for us seniors, this year for our Gentle Stubai Tour we based ourselves in the quiet village of Fulpmes.

Thereafter, it was time to pick-up the rope and ice-tackle probably for the last time and head off for  the Stubai Mystery Tour. We had fantastic weather, but sadly due to sciatica I was relegated to a has-been having to take the easy routes.

Thats it for the moment, apart from chasing steam trains with my friend Jon Brook at Bentham Imaging and other photography projects thats it!

Whatever you are doing, Best Wishes for what remains 2018, ENJOY, life is short


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