‘I have travelled from the mountains

to the edges of the sea

but no matter where I journey

will quell the wanderlust in me’

Phil Crouch-Baker


Having my photo taken by a young Nepalese lad in a tea house on the Three High Passes of Sagarmatha trek, 2009

New look for The Hiker

Nothing stays the same forever. So, after some reservations, I have decided to bring The Hiker into the 21st century with a totally new design.

First steps

In my twenties, work and more work made me fat, unfit and unhealthy. Weekends were ground hog days.
I needed an outdoor hobby and fast…

Paths I have taken

one sunny day i went for a walk
on my own with no one to talk
here and there with plenty to see
i love a walk it sets me free