Hiking mistakes: a selection of my most calamitous moments in 2016

1. Agreeing to a meal in the Thai jungle with the local guides (I didn’t eat it!)

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2. Doing this to my spork on day one of week-long wilderness trek in Tasmania

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3. Not concentrating and falling into an inexplicable swampy hole in the Lake District

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4. Trying to cook up breakfast on the Cotswold Way in a field of inquisitive cows

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Read about 3 bizarre experiences I had on the Cotswold Way here

5. Wild camping in England and being massacred by midges

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6. Exposing my ankles to the hungry leeches of Tasmania


7. Thinking it was a good idea to camp in the Lake District in sub-zero temperatures

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More about my winter adventure on the Cumbria Way here

8. Believing I wouldn’t see any deadly, poisonous, SUPER-SCARY snakes in Australia


More on my terrifying snake encounter here