Countries I Have Visited

Armenia, Austria, Australia, Azerbaijan, Belgium, Botswana, Burma (Myanmar), Canada, China, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Iran, Italy, Jordan, Laos, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Mongolia, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigeria (where I was born), Pakistan, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Singapore, Slovakia, Spain, Switzerland, Syria, Thailand, Turkey, UAE, UK, USA, Vietnam, Yugoslavia and Zimbabwe

Colin's Adventures

Cycling adventures

  • Sri Lanka
  • Karakorum Highway from China into Pakistan
  • Leh to Manali in India (One of the hardest journeys I have done)
  • Scotland to Australia
  • Perth to Sydney via Adelaide and Melbourne
  • Passau to Vienna
  • Vienna to Prague
  • Burgundy, Alsace, Dordogne and the Jura mountains in France
  • Group cycles around Nepal including up to Mukthinath and to Phaplu
  • Lhasa in Tbet to Kathmandu via Everest Base Camp

Walking and trekking

  • Tatra mountains of Poland and Slovakia
  • Everest base camp trek in Nepal (4 times by different routes)
  • Annapurna Circuit in Nepal
  • West Highland Way in Scotland
  • Mountains to the Med in the Pyrenees

Mountain expeditions

  • Mustagh Ata – China (Camp 1)
  • Mt Blanc – France (summit)
  • Wildspitze – Austria (summit)

Other journeys

  • Trans Mongolian train from Beijing to Helsinki (in winter)
  • Trans Siberian train from Moscow to Vladivostok
  • Four week tour around Mongolia

Short adventures

  • White water rafting on the Murray, Mitchell and Tully Rivers in Australia
  • White water rafting on the Zambesi in Zimbabwe
  • Mountaineering course in New Zealand
  • Heli-skiing in New Zealand
  • Sea kayaking around the Marlborough Sounds in New Zealand

Part time employment

  • Ground crew for a hot air balloon company in Melbourne and in Rutherglen.
  • Teaching travel to aspiring travel consultants

Trips I have led

  • Trans Asia Overland Expeditions
  • Everest base camp trek Nepal (3 times)
  • West Highland Way (4 times)
  • Three weeks mountain biking around Nepal
  • Tatra Mountains

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