Since his days hiking in the Lake District as a boy, Rupert Parker has been tackling mountains, both large and small. His walking adventures have taken him all over the world, from the Alps to the Himalayas, and he loves those long distance trails where you hike from hut to hut, carrying the world on your back. These days, however, he’s not averse to having his baggage transferred and building up an appetite for a big dinner in a comfortable hotel. After all, hiking is meant to be enjoyable, not an SAS challenge. Still, every trip there’s somewhere new to write about and his favourite destination is always the next one.