"Mountain worship in one form or another is as old and as widespread as mankind."

Douglas Freshfield (1845 - 1934)
Mountaineer, author and mountain explorer


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The Chomolungma Diaries

The Chomolungma Diaries

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!"

Footsteps on the Mountain travel diaries


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Cordillera Blanca pics

Cordillera Blanca
Exploring peaks in Peru's green and pleasant Ishinca Valley, with ascents of Urus Este and Ishinca.

Everest Base Camp pics

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 made it to the summit of Kilimanjaro, but how difficult was it? You will have to read the book to find out.

    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

    Mt Mulanje, one of the highest peaks in southern Africa, rises out of the plains in southern Malawi (Photo: Lix / Wikimedia Commons)

    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

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