What's it all about?

I was born on 28th January 1942 and now live in retirement with my dear wife Janet in Surrey, England. In time on this website you'll be able to read about some of the people, places and events I've been fortunate enough to know during my life. The first two topics are Mountain Walks and Family History.

Mountain Walks contains many spectacular photos of the French Alps. These provide a visual introduction for new visitors to this rugged, beautiful region on behalf of my nephew Jonathon and his wife Liz. Their Action Mountian business offers first class summertime and winter ski holiday accommodation at St. Jean d'Aulps near Morzine. I have never read better recommendations than those written by their guests! To read about Jon and Liz's summer and winter holidays and their outstanding hospitality click here on the icon below.


Mountain Walks also includes photos taken during walks in Gran Canaria during April 2007. In due course I shall add pictures from the Lake District, Snowdonia and the Brecons.

Family History contains details of three of my family lines, Clarke, Mountain and Pilley. Future versions will add more background information, photos, documents and a fourth family line, the Neeshams.

Hopefully at least some topics will prove interesting to somebody out there in Cyberspace. If you're particularly interested in anything on my website or you have any comments please click here to email me. So please read on - or not as the case may be!