Simon Whitmarsh and Andrew Mok
Meindl walking boot ambassadors, Andrew and Simon are both mad keen walkers, covering over 3000km a year.
“We have walked extensively in Britain, doing (at least part) of all the major trails, have hiked all the
way across England not just once but twice, and have walked in most countries in
Europe. More recently our addiction to mountains has increased, with treks in the
USA (including many parts of the Appalachian trail), Australia (having recently
completed the Larapinta Trail across the Red Centre), New Zealand, Malaysia (the
highest mountain in South East Asia; Kinabalu), Israel, Andrew’s native Hong Kong,
and Nepal (Everest Base Camp).
We were both doctors, a Consultant Paediatrician and a General Practitioner, who
decided to resign from our stressful jobs and dedicate ourselves to exploration of the
world. Nowadays, we travel 300 days per year and have done so for the last 5 years,
walking wherever possible. This led us to write Walking in Portugal for Cicerone
Press, plus other hiking articles on their website. The other 60
days are spent in Wales, a village called Corris in southern Snowdonia.”