The Weisshorn from above Gruben. © Max Landsberg 2023

Max is also an adventure traveller and award-winning travel-writer. His journeys, and his writings about them, are outlined below.


Max has hiked on six continents. With friends, he has climbed all 282 of Scotland's Munros (mountains over 3,000 feet in height); wild-camped 1,000 km across mountains in 2013 (including Switzerland's Alpine Pass Route, Corsica's GR20, and Scotland's Cape Wrath Trail); skied Sweden's Arctic Kungsleden; canoed the length of the Thames; etc.

He loves to share his experiences to inspire other people. His co-authored Trek to Everest won The Outdoor Writers and Photographers Guild 2016 prize for Best Guidebook.

He also loves his birthplace of Scotland, and his The Call of the Mountains describes the inspirational power of Scotland's mountainscapes. Wanderlust Magazine included it in its Best Travel Books of 2019.

Max's Ridgeway is a guide to walking Europe's most ancient footpath, from Avebury to Ivinghoe Beacon; and one of his TGO articles describes a route across Switzerland's high passes. His photographs have appeared in the various publications indicated below.

Max also works with the many parallels between adventure travel and business leadership including team selection and motivation, goal setting and re-setting, progress tracking, emergency action, and more.

Recent publications

2023: Guidebook - "The Jurassic Coast Path" (pub: tbc)
2019: Illustrated feature - The Hong Kong and Lantau Trails for TGO magazine
2019: Guidebook - "The Land's End Circuit" (pub: Rucksack Readers)
2017: Selected photographs - Great Hiking Trails of the World (pub:Rizzzoli)
2017: Illustrated feature - Mount Kailash, Tibet in a 7-page feature for TGO magazine
2016: Guidebook - "Trek to Everest" winner of OWPG Prize for Best Guidebook (pub: Rucksack Readers)
2015: Guidebook - "The Ridgeway" (pub: Rucksack Readers)
2015: Selected articles - The Munros for TGO magazine
2014: Illustrated feature - The Alpine Pass Route in a 6-page feature for TGO magazine
2014: Book - "The Call of the Mountains" cited as a Best Travel Book by Wanderlust (pub: Luath Press)

Recent Hiking

Future (contact Max if interested)
. Iona to Lindisfarne
. Hebridean Way, by bike
. Corsica - circumnavigate, by sea-kayak; 1 month
. South West Coast Path - further segments
. Famous and Sacred Mountains (part 2), China
. Tsangpo Gorge
. Capital Ring (126 km through green spaces encircling London / 3 days)
. South West Coast Path (further segments)
. South West Coast Path (further segments)
. South West Coast Path (further segments)
. Limited by covid restrictions
. Jurassic Coast Path, England
. South Dorset Ridgeway, England
. Lofoten mountains, Norway
. GR5 Lake Geneva to Modane, Switzerland and France (parts of)
. Famous and Sacred Mountains (part 1), China
. Baltoro Glacier and Gondogoro La, Pakistan
. Hong Kong Trail, Lantau Trail, China
. Tour du Mont Blanc, Fr-It-Sw
. Annapurna Circuit, Nepal
. Mount Kailash kora, Tibet
. Kyrgyzstan
. Inca Trail, Peru
. Tour of the Matterhorn, Switzerland
. Skye Trail, Scotland
. Ridgeway, England
. Thames Path, by canoe and wild camp, England
. Mount Toubkal, winter ascent, Morocco
. Kungsleden on skis, Sweden / Arctic Circle
. Alpine Pass Route, Switzerland
. Cape Wrath Trail, Scotland
. GR20, Corsica
. Torres del Paine "W" and Las Glaciaras, Patagonia
. Furth Munros, UK and Ireland
2012, and 2010
. 22 National Parks driving and hiking across USA
. Lukla to Everest Base Camp, Nepal.
. The Munros (all 282), Scotland


Some of Max's other interests are indicated below.