"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
- How photographs revealed Frederick Cook’s Denali hoax
Wed, 27 Aug 2014 15:06:08 +0000
Frederick Cook was one of the most notorious con men in exploration history who tried to fake the first ascent of Denali. What makes his story so engaging is the way photographs have been used to shred his claim so convincingly. Continue reading
- Why a highway to Everest is long overdue
Wed, 20 Aug 2014 15:01:44 +0000
If you're planning on visiting Everest's Khumbu region on a prearranged itinerary these days then there's a high probability of your plans going tits up. But things look about to change with plans to build a road all the way to Lukla, the Khumbu's gateway village. Continue reading
- New travel diary: Denali Nights
Thu, 14 Aug 2013 12:12:13 +0100
- Cordillera Blanca video playlist
Mon, 28 Jul 2014 15:28:13 +0100
- Photo Gallery: Cordillera Blanca
Fri, 25 Jul 2014 20:09:12 +0100
- Everest Avalanche and Base Camp Trek video playlist
Thu, 26 Jun 2014 15:43:42 +0100