James is a long-distance backpacker and runner based in Vancouver, British Columbia travelling around the world in search of beautiful landscapes and challenging adventures on foot. Sharing his experiences through writing and photography is what inspires him to get out there.
On his journeys, James likes to move fast and efficiently through the mountains with minimal gear. He pushes big miles over long days, but will never pass up an opportunity for a good photo, and will never miss a night of journaling in his shelter. Sharing the magic of a thru-hike with the people at home is one of the things that make a trip so special.
In 2019, James completed a thru-hike of the Pacific Crest Trail through a record-breaking California snowpack in 100 days, and in 2021 completed a thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail in 87 days, battling the non-stop rain of Hurricane Elsa through New England. He has also completed thru-hikes of the West Coast Trail, John Muir Trail, Wonderland Trail, Torres del Paine O Circuit, and Annapurna Circuit.