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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 near the end of 2017!

In March it was snow time and snow-shoeing in Ost Tyrol and the mountains above the Villgratental valley but like most places this year we had to go higher to find decent amounts of snow. In early May we had our trip to Passchendaele in time for the centenary of the Battle of Arras and Third Battle of Ypres. All of July was spent doing various tours in Austria and Zillertal Alps, but the weather was not very good and we only achieved a little of what we set out to do. In September when we planned to go to Colorado we ended up in Wyoming for Guyser bashing in Yellowstone then mountain gazing in Grand Teton. Super scenery. Then we had the AAC(UK) AGM bash at Plas y Brenin, followed by the the main Alpenverein AGM at Kufstein, meeting the great and the good. We followed on from this with a vist to Weissenburg near Munich and the grave of my German mountaineering pal Helmut, we had such great time in the mountains. I have had reasonable success with my friend Jon Brook from Bentham Imaging chasing steam trains on the Settle-Carlisle railway.

As the year comes to an end whats the plan for 2018? At the end of February I will be snowshoeing in Kuthai near Innsbruck in search of pristine winter landscapes, hopefully there will be better snow? Then the usual plans for summer were this year we will concentrate on the Stubai Alps. Later I am not sure but no doubt I'll be chasing steam trains and other chasing the light ideas to keep this happy snapper busy.

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


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