Skiing the Vallee Noire, Vallee Blanche and Glacier de Toule, Chamonix

Sunday 24th February POWDER DAY. We set the alarm early after yet more overnight snow, which was certainly enough to freshen up the 30cm...

Ski Touring from the Aiguille du Midi on a glorious spring...

Here in chamonix the snow has continued melting fast. The snow line along the valley sides has been creeping up like the last light...

Dirty Reiver 2017 – I think I might have actually enjoyed...

At last year’s Dirty Reiver I vowed never again, but as ever, with type 2 fun here I was heading south for another go...

Cycling East part 8 – South Romania and Transfagarasan Highway

The next part of Romania had me super excited like a kid at Christmas and it certainly didn't disappoint.We were heading directly for the...

Cycling East Part 9 – The Republic of Bulgaria

Romania was always going to be a tough act to follow, but Bulgaria certainly held its own. As we rode away from the Danube the...

Bikepacking across Iceland Part 1

Cycle touring Iceland is something that's always been in the back of my mind, the desolate empty interior captures my imagination with its volcanoes,...

Powder Chasing on Aiguille du Midi lift in Chamonix – Vallee...

  Last week I spent my long lunchtimes snowboarding the excellent Plan de l'Aiguille area in Chamonix. This is the mid station of the Aiguille...

Cycle touring in Albania

Next up is cycle touring in Albania, it is an interesting country hugely different from even its neighbours Montenegro and Macedonia. However many people...

Babypacking the High Tatras of Poland and Slovakia Part 1

We first saw the high Tatras mountains early on our route to China and were impressed by what we saw and remembered. As with...

Riding singletrack & wading across lochs in NW Scotland

It seems my new carbon fibre MTB is so light it floats, this was useful on my last ride as I had to cross...

On the search for gravel routes in Madeira

The general theme of this blog about gravel and road riding in Madeira will probably be steepness. There's no getting away from the fact...

Splitboard touring routes in sunny Brevent and Flegere – Chamonix

With all this sunshine the early morning snow pack has been stable making it great for touring. I went on a search to find...