"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."
Exploring Italy's Central Apennines, including a winter reconnaissance of 2912m Corno Grande.
The High Atlas
Winter in Morocco and ascents of the highest peaks in North Africa, 4167m Jebel Toubkal and 4089m Ouanoukrim.
Footsteps on the Mountain blog
- To climb or not to climb? Those last 50 metres
Wed, 01 Jul 2015 15:05:42 +0000
When you've put so much time, money and physical commitment into a climb, it's never easy to turn around just fifty metres from the top. Here are some stories from Aconcagua which help to shed light on when that decision should be made. Continue reading
- Nepal earthquake gets the BBC Panorama treatment
Wed, 24 Jun 2015 15:02:11 +0000
I was a little apprehensive when I heard there was a BBC Panorama documentary about the Nepal earthquake called Disaster on Everest, by a journalist who accompanied climbers to Base Camp. I need not have worried. Continue reading
Popular blog topics
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- Photo gallery: Oke Tor and Belstone Common
Tue, 07 Apr 2015 19:58:37 +0100