"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
- Colonel Jimmy Roberts and the first ascent of Mera Peak
Wed, 20 May 2015 15:07:17 +0000
Sixty-two years ago to the day Colonel Jimmy Roberts made the first ascent of Mera Peak with the Sherpa Sen Tenzing. This little postscript to the first ascent of Everest in 1953 may have been the birth of commercial trekking. Continue reading
- Aconcagua and a first taste of expedition life: an extract from my book
Wed, 13 May 2015 15:03:29 +0000
It’s time to update you once more on current progress with the book I'm threatening to publish about my journey from simple hill walker to Everest summiteer. Here’s the latest, along with a teaser from the book to try and convince you to buy it. Continue reading
Popular blog topics
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- Photo gallery: Oke Tor and Belstone Common
Tue, 07 Apr 2015 19:58:37 +0100