A new book celebrating the world’s greatest trails – Trekking Beyond by Damian Hall, Dave Costello and Billi Bierling – is out today. Here are some of the finest images in the book by photographer Alex Treadway.

“Trekking Beyond is a stunning photographic journey to the world’s most iconic walking destinations. Discover the epic drama of mountain trails, windswept coastal paths, dense forest walks, and the immense canyons, glaciers and ocean vistas only your feet can take you to, on any continent.”

That sounds pretty good to us! Highlights include the Cape Wrath Trail, Walker’s Haute Route, GRs 10, 11 and 20, the Great Himalayan Trail, Great Divide Trail, and much more.

Sunset at Loch Coire Mhic Fhearchair below Beinn Eighe in Torridon in the Scottish Highlands while hiking along the Cape Wrath Trail
© Alex Treadway

Camped beside the Gornergletscher at the foot of Monte Rosa
© Alex Treadway

Tour du Mont Blanc, France, Switzerland and Italy
© Alex Treadway

The Pyrenees
© Alex Treadway

Dramatic Cornish coastline near Land’s End at the westernmost part of the British Isles
© Alex Treadway

Hiking down from the top of Conic Hill towards Loch Lomond along the West Highland Way in Scotland
© Alex Treadway

Hiking along The West Highland Way between Bridge of Orchy and Inveroran in the Scottish Highlands
© Alex Treadway

The Pennine Way
© Alex Treadway

The Camino de Santiago
© Alex Treadway

ALEX TREADWAY has worked around the world as a travel photographer for fifteen years, four of which he lived and worked in Kathmandu. As well as working for environmental and humanitarian NGO’s in Nepal, his work has been published multiple times in National Geographic and Geo Special, along with many other publications.

BILLI BIERLING is a renowned mountaineer with special experience in high-altitude climbing. Based in Germany, Switzerland and the Himalayas, Billi has led treks in Europe, Nepal, northern India and Tanzania. She writes regularly for German and English-speaking publications, such as The Nepali Times, Alpin and Münchner Merkur.

DAMIAN HALL is an outdoor journalist and ultramarathon runner who has completed many of the world’s famous and not-so-famous long-distance walks, including the Everest Base Camp trek for his honeymoon. His most memorable trek, however, was when a possum stole his walking boot on the Six Foot Track in Australia’s Blue Mountains.

DAVE COSTELLO is an award-winning writer, editor, photographer and filmmaker. He is the author of Flying off Everest, a former senior editor at Alaska magazine, and has also been published in Outside, National Geographic, Backpacker, Rock & Ice, Climbing and more.

Trekking Beyond: Walk the World’s Epic Trails by Damian Hall, Dave Costello & Billi Bierling, White Lion Publishing £25.00 (18 October 2018)

Header image: Hiking in Torridon in the Scottish Highlands along the Cape Wrath Trail to Loch Coire Mhic Fhearchair below Beinn Eighe, © Alex Treadway