Tag: silver hikers

  • Travelling Light

    Travelling Light

    Most stories of long distance hikes start with tales of vast packs impossible to lift, and the agonies of blisters: an endurance test enough to put anyone off. No, it doesn’t have to be like that. Even on our long trek through Greece our packs always weighed less than 12 kilos, including food and water.…

  • Silver hikers

    Silver hikers

    The Burren, Eire. 2022. This year I celebrated my seventieth birthday and became a ‘silver hiker’. My mother died when she was seventy, and my father not long after, aged seventy five. So it felt like a dangerous milestone. Does everyone look back at their parents when assessing their own life chances? Luckily, the goal…