Expeditions Leader's Logbook

March 31, 2019

On a cold sunny day in March 2019, Michael, Robert and I set off from Kiruna to travel by train and car to Vakkotavare Mountain Hut, which is a beautifully situated hut far from civilisation. From there the plan was to set out in the arctic landscape on snowshoes to co...

February 28, 2019

Lofoten & the Northern Lights - A Photography Expedition with Andy Mumford

The plan was easy. In late February the stunning Lofoten archipelago of islands scattered between icy fjords and ocean beaches, punctuated by snow covered mountains and fishing villages is often...

September 30, 2018

The Idea was simple. In one week we wanted to pack in as much as possible of the Swiss and French Alps. We knew that this would mean quite a lot of transportation, but also that we would be constantly surrounded by beautiful and wild alpine landscapes. In the end our d...

September 25, 2018

What do you get when you merge steep trails, a passion for nature, a love of photography and a good group? To me the answer is simple - you make friends and memories for life.  

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June 7, 2018

Scotland has always been a dream of mine. So when I found nine free days and a flight to Scotland, I just had to do it. I had friends in Kinlochleven so that was my first stop. There I repacked my bag and headed out the door with tent and camera. I spent some nights in...

May 24, 2018

I had some training to attend at Plas Y Brenin (a National Mountain Centre) so what better to do than to hike solo for a little over a week in Snowdonia? I had visited Wales a few times before so I knew what was in store for me, but still, my mind was blown. Wales is d...

October 30, 2017

The Tour du Mont Blanc or TMB is one of the most popular long-distance walks in Europe. It circles the Mont Blanc massif, covering a distance of roughly 170 kilometres with 10 kilometres of ascent/descent and passes through parts of Switzerland, Italy and France...or a...

October 20, 2017

Hidden Valley 2017 was a special expedition for me. It marked a huge change in my life as it was the formal start of Vagabond Expeditions. The idea had been there for a long time, and several expeditions had been delivered together with friends and friends of friends....

July 1, 2017

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The impressive Glacier de Corbassiere was one of the many highlights of the tour, with its monochrome shades of white, grey and black. Thomas got some pictures at sunset, whilst fighting bravely with the pouring rain. After a challenging day, we were all early t...

June 13, 2017

Lacs de Fenêtre is a favourite spot for for wild camping and photography. We had a group of three (plus a dog) joining us for an early season hike up to the lakes for a first night of bivvying and night time photography and then we headed up towards Mont Ferret for a s...

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