Now a rather rusty Welsh speaker, I grew up near the southern edge of the Snowdonia National Park where I was first introduced to hill walking. My favourite beach is the five-mile stretch of sand and dunes that starts across the road from my family home in Aberdyfi, and my favourite mountain is Cader Idris, a relentless yet beautiful 500 metre peak just a stone’s throw away. I've written articles and reviews on various Welsh and UK destinations.
My partner Will and I have a home in the Sabine Hills, 50 miles north of Rome, a rustic, unspoilt area that, compared to nearby Tuscany and Umbria, is still very much undiscovered. Alongside our renovated farmhouse, we have an olive grove and produce our own organic extra virgin olive oil every November. I've written features on walking in Sabina and on its olive heritage and history.
Nepal is my other great passion and I’ve been drawn back there time and time again. I indulged a long held fascination with Everest, hiking to Base Camp, and climbing Kala Pattar and Gokyo Ri to see unbeatable panoramas of the world’s highest mountain, as well as trekking the Annapurna Circuit, Langtang and Helambu trails.
I’ve trekked the remote and rarely visited Guerrilla Trail in the former Maoist heartlands, hiked on a community-based trek to the Sailung Valley, searched for tigers in the Terai and walked through the jungle bird-spotting in Koshi Tappu.
I’ve ambled for hours on end around Kathmandu, a crumbling yet charismatic city with a gentle soul, and toured the country in the aftermath of its devastating earthquake to report on the resilience and spirit of Nepal’s humble and inspiring people.
Although my writing focuses mainly on Africa and Nepal, I have travelled extensively and can turn my journalistic skills and insight to destinations worldwide.
I’ve written about riding mustangs in Nevada, mushing with huskies in Norway and tracking pumas in the depths of Patagonia’s winter.
To read some of my articles, click here.