"Mountain worship in one form or another is as old and as widespread as mankind."
Douglas Freshfield (1845 - 1934)
Mountaineer, author and mountain explorer
My account of climbing Denali by the West Buttress is available as an ebook on Amazon and other online bookstores.
"This should be a part of any climber's Denali prep ... Also a great read for those new to expedition style climbs."
A successful ascent of the striking 6440m peak in Nepal's Gokyo Valley by its knife-edge southwest ridge.
The Mulanje Massif
An ascent of the highest point in Malawi, 3002m Sapitwa Peak, an extraordinarily intricate scramble.
Footsteps on the Mountain blog
- The Denali concession: is it good for customer choice?
Wed, 17 Dec 2014 16:09:36 +0000
The Denali guiding concession is up for grabs. According to the National Park Service it's intended to provide a variety of mountaineering services of different prices and style. But is this true? I had a look at what the existing operators are offering. Continue reading
- How Nepal first came to open its doors to tourism
Wed, 10 Dec 2014 16:08:16 +0000
The book I'm writing about my journey to the summit of Everest contains a chapter on high altitude trekking. Nepal was isolated from the outside world for much of its history, but has become the Himalayas' go-to destination. How did this happen? Continue reading
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