Solo backpacking the Stoja Peninsula

Solo backpacking the Stoja Peninsula

A couple of weeks before my 25th birthday, I found myself with some time to spare. Having seen off my notice period at the museum where I’d worked for the past two years, and with Nathan out of town for work, I had five days to fill and a sense of restlessness to...
Bouldering in Albarracin

Bouldering in Albarracin

In the last weeks of March, we took a trip to Albarracín, a small town in the south of rural Aragón. Tucked behind towering city walls on the curve of the Guadalaviar River, its quaint stone houses and sun soaked streets cling to the mountain side – a snapshot of...
Lost in the Tramuntana mountains

Lost in the Tramuntana mountains

Every mountain I’ve ever climbed has taught me at least one enduring lesson. The most memorable I learned in the Serra de Tramuntana, looking from my map to a mountain ridge, lost under a glaring Mediterranean sun. Last July, I packed a 50-litre backpack and boarded a...
A snowy week in the Bavarian Alps

A snowy week in the Bavarian Alps

In January, Nathan and I spent some time in the German Alps, hiking in the snowy fir forests and climbing some of Bavaria’s most beautiful peaks. Salzburg to Berchtesgaden We arrived in Salzburg on the Saturday afternoon and bundled our gear into the backseat of...