"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 Everest by the North Ridge is available as an ebook on Amazon and other online bookstores.
"A compelling read with no smoke and mirrors, just a whole lot of truth, hard work, and humility. Great book!"
Exploring peaks in Peru's green and pleasant Ishinca Valley, with ascents of Urus Este and Ishinca.
My attempt to climb 8516m peak in Nepal is abandoned after horrific avalanche and labour dispute at Everest Base Camp.
Footsteps on the Mountain blog
- Climbing Kilimanjaro: a taster from my forthcoming book
Wed, 17 Sep 2014 15:00:24 +0000
I promised to provide an update on where I'm at with the book I've been threatening to publish about my journey from lowly hill walker to Everest summiteer. Here it is, along with a short teaser from the book in the hope that you might be tempted to buy it when it comes out. Continue reading
- Finding the highest points in Zambia and Malawi
Wed, 10 Sep 2014 15:08:03 +0000
You would think in this age of satellite mapping and websites like Google Earth the highest point in every country has been calculated by a machine, and you can just look it up somewhere. This isn't the case, as I discovered when I tried to find the highest peak in Zambia. Continue reading