Stunning Calendars on Sale

Yorkshire, UK Roz produced this calendar after her expedition to Peru in 2003, and it was initially intended to be the forerunner of the book about her adventures there. But before finding a publisher for the Peru book, her time and energies were overtaken by other plans resulting in her participation in the Atlantic Rowing Race 2005. The calendar has stunning photos of this most … Continued

Alpamayo – The Next Instalment

Kew, London (Above: it had to be done! Machu Picchu and me.) When you last left me, I was hanging on my axes and the points of my crampons on a sheer wall of ice. I’ve been inundated with requests for the next instalment of the story, so…. …I thought long and hard about it, and decided you’ll have to wait until the book comes … Continued

Hitting New Heights

Huaraz (Above: view of Alpamayo from the Col Camp) It was love at first sight. As soon as I saw the photograph in the expedition agency in Huaraz, I knew I wanted to climb Alpamayo, allegedly the most beautiful mountain on earth. But the path of true love rarely runs smooth. I started a training programme to get fit for the climb. Day 1, I … Continued

How the Other Half Live…

Mancora, nothern Peru Ten weeks into my travels, and I was starting to flag… I still had my pilgrim’s cough, was covered in mosquito bites from the jungle, and was yearning for a break from cheap hostels and constant decision-making. So I did what any responsible traveller would do, and headed for the beach. Mancora is a coastal resort in northern Peru, famous for its … Continued

Jungle Juice

Iquitos, Amazon Basin Just back in Iquitos, after an interesting week of heat and hallucinogenic experiences in the jungle of the Amazon Basin. Unsurprisingly, I had a heavy cold after 4 days of sleep-deprivation and sitting on a glacier at Qoyllur Riti, so when the opportunity came up to see a shaman in the jungle, it seemed like a good way to cure my cold … Continued