Cuckoo Pint is the common or everyday name for the Arum Maculatum found everywhere across England. It was named as such in Nicholas Culpepers’ famous 17th-century herbal, but it is known by many other names too across the world. I… Read More ›
The summit of Imja Tse beckoned, only the ice pyramid to overcome, would my 12 months upskilling and preparation pay off? Mountaineering IS suffering! Stage 1: Twin Otter, Kathmandu to Lukla Stage 2: Trek to Everest Base Camp, 10 days… Read More ›
The silence of a WWI military cemetery at Tyne Cot, Ypres, Belgium as night falls.
Himalayan Base camps are emotional places, everyone has that unique mixture of excitement and fear, but you must ALWAYS be ready to ascend! Ascend
Some transformations are destructive, typified by the eruption of Mt Vesuvius in August, 79 AD, when the “tsunami” of hot air and steam at around 750 degrees stripped the flesh in an instant transformation from the bodies of people who… Read More ›
How do you choose the best beer to drink in a Prague beer bar? With an experimental tasting of 5 or more beers under strict laboratory conditions of course! Posted from our cruise ship somewhere in the Mediterranean! Experimental
A walk through our local woods is a macro photographer’s delight at this time of year with its abundance of fungi, mostly inedible, all temporary. None is more temporary than a typical Stinkhorn which 24 hours later has degraded into… Read More ›