For me, walking is a way of stitching together many moments, experiences, landscapes and encounters with people.

I started off doing shorter trips, mostly on trails, right from the moment I could walk. This has since evolved into a fondness for more technical multi-week hiking expeditions into some of the world’s most remote wilderness areas.

My adventures on foot have taken me from my backyard in New Zealand to humid leech-infested jungles, up active volcanoes in Tonga, into the Himalaya and Swiss Alps, through the Australian outback and into arid mountain areas in the high Tibetan plateau.

A typical trip lasts from a few days to a few weeks, and I usually carry up to 10 days worth of food.