Everest Basecamp. I'd booked the adventure a year and a half prior to actually going. The urge to go kept growing and the moment finally arrived for me to go.
It's been one of the best experiences I've had and it also marks the beginning of a new chapter for me. Because of this trip I quit my full-time job and started as a contractor to be more free.
Portugal has a special place in my heart. I've been coming here for the past few years in November to surf.
This year however, I haven't made it down south to surf, but to visit Lisbon and Porto.
Every time I visit Lisbon, I'm amazed by the architecture, especially the bridges. This one - Ponto 25 de Abril - reminds me (and tons of other people) of San Francisco for obvious reasons.
There's something magical about seeing this bridge at night with the Christ the King statue in the background fully lit.
Omiš, just 30km south of Split in Croatia.
A crag in our backyard, several more within 15 minutes walking distance. Great food, great people, great views.
This photo was taken on top of Tvrđava Strigrad-fortica. It took me 18 minutes to run up to the top, a great little physical test.
Nazaré is an icon in the surfing world.
The waves at Praia do Norte are famous for being among the largest in the world. In 2011, Garret McNamara surfed a 78 feet wave here.
When I visited this year(2016), the weather was extremely calm, unlike last time I visited(2014) where there were some 40 feet waves.
Tufa's are something special to climb on. It's hard work, especially when you're not used to it.
In this particular case, it's not a physical challenge but it becomes a mental challenge - at least for me. The previous draw is a few meters below you, the next draw is out of reach and you have to get over an edge.
Climbing is a mind game.
In the past years I never really had to use the tube to commute in London. I cycled everywhere. Roughly 4.8 million people use it daily.
Since moving out of London - and having to go back occasionally for work - I have had to use it more and more.
Packed trains, sleepy people, newspapers, coffee. It's all there.
Sometimes, you just have to sit down for a bit and let it all sink in.
This man walked past me earlier, looked at me, smiled and asked how I was doing. He then continued and sat down, letting his thoughts take over.
The past few months I've been doing exactly the same. Travelling on your own gives you a lot of time to reflect and discover who you are.
We had an amazing time in Colorado. Great weather as well.
These thunderstorms were quite far away from us, but very visible and very impressive.
Nuts full of sugar. Here's Chris Waring tasting some from a local street vendor.
3 boxes lasted us probably 2 days. They're so delicious (and probably quite unhealthy with the amount of sugar in them!).
Mijas is where I started my nomad adventure. It's also a place I'd been to several times before and keep coming back to.
It's peaceful, beautiful and full of great food. As a bonus, it's super close to several climbing areas.
When in Thailand, I had the worst food poisoning I have ever experienced. 3 days in bed doing nothing but sleeping. The 4th day we travelled to Mae Ngat Somboon Chon where I recovered for another 2 days. It's one of those places where relaxing is the only thing you can do. The boat taxi's don't come back after 6pm and there is no phone reception.
For weeks after my holiday, I still felt ill on several occasions.
Alex after giving his all on Paradise City, 7b+. Sharp rock, overhanging and very bouldery results in broken finger pads.