Leading a double life of adventure and engineering.  A bit like Bananaman*, but with cake.

After three and a half years of training and waiting, I have finally completed my Big Cold Adventure crossing Svalbard on skis.  And I loved every second of it.




  • Crossing Svalbard
    I’m a fan of keeping a journal, this blog is a more legible version of what I wrote while on Svalbard. Pre-expedition Longyearbyen Longyearbyen! This was our base at the start and finish of the expedition, staying at the lovely Gjesthuset 102. Its located in Nybyen “new town” at the far end of the valley… Continue reading Crossing Svalbard
  • Cheshire Challenge walk 25 – Sandstone Trail
    The Sandstone Trail.  Its probably one of (if not the) most well-known long-distance path in Cheshire.  It joins the towns of Frodsham in the north and Whitchurch in the south, 55km (or 54km on the OS route below) broadly following the sandstone ridge.  Most years there are events to walk or run the whole route… Continue reading Cheshire Challenge walk 25 – Sandstone Trail

(*I was – and still am – a big Bananaman fan…)