Top 10 Mountain Treks: (#5) Tour du Mont Blanc

The Tour du Mont Blanc – No 5 in the list of my 10 favourite mountain treks – takes me back to my origins, to my first real extended hike. It was an accidental kind of journey that sprang from the desperation of the ABC – Another Bloody City – of my European backpacking days. This walk truly cured all, introducing me to one of the world’s classic mountain hikes and seeding my passion for mountains and the outdoors. Continue reading

Campo Imperatore

Think of grand European mountains and inevitably it’s the Alps and the Pyrenees. But in the last couple of years I’ve had the chance to broaden my own definition of European mountains, with hiking trips into the Picos de Europa of Spain and, most recently, the Central Apennine ranges of Abruzzo in Italy. Continue reading