“Climb the mountains and get their good tidings.  Nature’s peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees.  The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will drop off like autumn leaves.”

– John Muir (1838-1914)


Urique Canyon | Copper Canyon Region, Mexico, 2005 

The Hikes section of the website contains some 140 trip reports from around the world. I have had the good fortune of doing all of these hikes over the past two decades plus.

The hikes are separated according to region. In addition, I have compiled lists of 100 Classic Hikes & 20 Classic Day Hikes. Finally, there are links to my 12 Long Walks journey of 2011/12.

In regards to the various sub-headings for each hike summary, please note the following points :


I think a lot of guide books tend to overestimate how long your average hiker requires to do certain treks. The “average time” calculations that I have given are based on what I think a reasonably fit hiker, with an average level of experience, can do the walks in without the aid of porters, guides or pack animals.

Maps / Info

The maps and/or trekking notes listed are the ones that I personally used for the respective hikes. Often I will also note other information, which I myself didn’t have access to and/or which has subsequently emerged in the period since I did the hike.


Cordillera Blanca Traverse | Peru, 2014