"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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Denali Nights

Denali Nights

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."

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Chp;atse pics

A successful ascent of the striking 6440m peak in Nepal's Gokyo Valley by its knife-edge southwest ridge.

Mulanje Massif pics

The Mulanje Massif
An ascent of the highest point in Malawi, 3002m Sapitwa Peak, an extraordinarily intricate scramble.


Footsteps on the Mountain blog

  • Cholatse 11, Ama Dablam 0 (Everest arrested for streaking)
    Wed, 19 Nov 2014 16:07:08 +0000

    Climbing the headwall below Camp 1 on Cholatse

    If ever I used omens as a means of determining my next holiday destination, then it's likely I would have spent this autumn sunning myself on a beach. Luckily I'm not superstitious, and my climb of Cholatse proved as happy and successful as an expedition can be. Continue reading
  • When is a summit not a summit?
    Wed, 12 Nov 2014 16:04:54 +0000

    Me on the summit of Cholatse last week, but can you spot anything funny about the photo?

    Last week I managed to reach the summit of 6440m Cholatse in Nepal, which has a reputation for being one of the country's most challenging technical peaks. But there's a bit of a twist, and if you look closely you might notice something funny about my summit photo. Continue reading

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