Year: 2019

Norway with BXM International

Towards the end of August, I was invited by Philip and Helen Wilson to accompany them to the Hardangervidda Plateau in Norway on one of their first overseas D of E Gold expeditions. There were two groups from Gordon’s School in Surrey and we based in a series of chalets in Geilo. The teams had […]

The Dolomites AV2

In July, I accompanied The Magell family on a short version of the AV2 in the Dolomites. Having taken the older two sons on a previous trip, it was the turn of the two youngest, George and Ben to accompany dad Alex and mum Helen. Having spent the first night in very nice accommodation at […]

The Beaufortain

In February, I accompanied Mark Joyce to the Beaufortain to prepare for his IML Winter Assessment. Alongside the rest of his family, Fern, Chris and Jo, we spent the first week piste skiing, ski touring and snowshoeing under blue skies in deep snow. Temperatures warmed up during the week but the snow held out remarkably well. Later […]


In November, Richard Brawn and I flew to Jordan to cycle through the country and visit a number of well known historical sites including the Roman city of Jerash and Petra as well as some of the more interesting tourist locations like the Red Sea and Wadi Rum. Things weren’t helped when at the end […]