Helvellyn – The Best Lake District Hike

This year I’ve done some great hikes in far reaching places. In japan we hiked to the top of a volcano so we could snowboard back down and in Ethiopia we hiked in the Simien mountains with Gelada monkeys. However, the best hike of the year so far has to be a hike that was a lot closer to home. Just a (relatively) short drive up the road, Helvellyn has to be the best Lake District Hike. Ullswater…


Grand Canyon Rim to Rim Hike

Have you ever thought about a Grand Canyon rim to rim hike? I’ll admit that for my first visit to the Grand Canyon that thought hadn’t crossed my mind. For my first visit I wanted to see the Grand Canyon in all it’s glory and I figured the best view was from the air. So in 2012, during my first visit to the Grand Canyon National Park I splashed the cash and did a helicopter ride. It was…


What’s in my backpack? 14 essential items for a photography hike

When I head out for a hike I always take my trusty camera backpack, jam packed with everything I need to enjoy a good hike and capture the best moments along the way. When I'm travelling to a new destination certain items are taken out, others are put in and it doubles up as my carry on luggage. Perfect! Here is a complete list of all the gear I use. I'm not sponsored by any of any of…


A guide to hiking Pen Y Fan – 3 routes up Southern Britain’s highest peak

Let me start by explaining how to pronounce it! If you’re not from Wales you’d be mistaken into thinking that it is pronounced pennyfan. But that’s one sure way to get a chuckle from the locals. Actually, you won’t go far wrong if you try pen-er-van. Right, now that’s sorted let’s talk about the hikes. At 886m Pen y Fan literally means the top peak and there are several routes that can take you to the top. It is…


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