"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."
The Mulanje Massif
An ascent of the highest point in Malawi, 3002m Sapitwa Peak, an extraordinarily intricate scramble.
Exploring peaks in Peru's green and pleasant Ishinca Valley, with ascents of Urus Este and Ishinca.
Footsteps on the Mountain blog
- Chillaxing on Cholatse: a return to Nepal
Wed, 22 Oct 2014 15:00:51 +0000
Last year was the first since 2005 I didn't go to Nepal, so in 2014 I'm making up for it by going twice. By the time you read this I will be heading to the Khumbu region to attempt 6440m Cholatse. It's likely to be the hardest climb I've ever done. Continue reading
- It’s normal to say you’re going to break someone’s legs, Sherpa admits
Fri, 17 Oct 2014 11:43:49 +0000
National Geographic has just published a series of articles about this year's Everest avalanche when 16 Sherpas died. Buried further down the story is one startling statement that leapt out of the page at me. Continue reading
Popular blog topics
For a listing of recent posts on some of the more popular topics I've written about see:
- Zambia, Zimbabwe and Malawi video playlist
Thu, 02 Oct 2014 15:09:22 +0100