Introduction to the Apennines – Part 3: Abruzzo National Park

Introduction to the Apennines – Part 3: Abruzzo National Park

Abruzzo National Park is the wildlife capital of the Apennines. Its peaks are slightly lower in altitude and are aproned in forest which are a sanctuary for bears, wolves, lynx, chamois and deer. It is particularly vibrant in autumn, when the peaks rise in a rainbow of colours.

Read more

Revised digital edition of Islands of the Snow is now available

Revised digital edition of Islands of the Snow is now available

Gradually I’m working through my Footsteps in the Mountain Travel Diaries series, revising and expanding the text and getting them professionally edited. The latest book to undergo this treatment is Islands in the Snow, the story of my trek around the Solu-Khumbu region of Nepal in 2009.

Read more

Where are the humorous mountaineering books?

Where are the humorous mountaineering books?

Mountain literature isn’t devoid of humour, but generally speaking, comedy takes second place to heroics in mountain writing. But I know there must be some laugh-out-loud funny, two or three jokes a page mountaineering books out there. If you know of any, then I’d like to hear about them.

Read more