Hillwalking et cetera

Journeys in the hills and mountains

Category Archives: Alpine Mountaineering


Looking back through my logbook, 2013 has been a sparse year when it comes to mountains. Overwhelmed by multiple jobs (balancing at least four at one point plus various pieces … Continue reading

27 December 2013 · Leave a comment

Back to the Alps

Having spent the summer of 2012 on the Cambridge Tien Shan Expedition in Kyrgyzstan, I was very much looking forward to returning to the Alps for a couple of weeks … Continue reading

26 August 2013 · Leave a comment

Cambridge Tien Shan Expedition

I spent the majority of my summer holiday this year on the Cambridge Tien Shan Expedition (CATSE) in Kyrgyzstan. This expedition, with eight current or former students from Cambridge University, … Continue reading

2 September 2012 · 1 Comment

Not quite the full Monte Rosa, 1st – 5th August 2011

The second week of our trip to the Alps was aimed at making a traverse of the Monte Rosa. The highest peak on the massif is the Dufourspitze, at 4634m, … Continue reading

10 August 2011 · Leave a comment

Saas Grund, 23rd-31st July 2011

The first week of my trip to the Alps this summer was spent, once again, in the Saastal. With David, Simon and Alex we stayed at Camping Mischabel, as we … Continue reading

10 August 2011 · Leave a comment

Finding the Alps, 2004 – 2009

I first went to the Alps on a ski trip with school in 1999, but finally returned as a hillwalker in 2004 as a first year undergraduate. Michael Ashdown, then … Continue reading

25 April 2011 · 1 Comment