What was the highest mountain in the world before Everest was discovered?

What was the highest mountain in the world before Everest was discovered?

Yes, I know that a number of pedants will read the title of this blog post and mutter under their breaths with a shrug of indignation: ‘What was the highest mountain in the world before Everest was discovered? Why, Everest

Read more

Feet and Wheels to Chimborazo is OUT NOW, but why did it take so long?

Feet and Wheels to Chimborazo is OUT NOW, but why did it take so long?

Those of you who have been kind enough to pre-order Feet and Wheels to Chimborazo will hopefully have seen it appear on your devices sometime last week. The entire project, from push off to launch has taken about two years.

Read more

Feet and Wheels to Chimborazo: e-book available now to pre-order

Feet and Wheels to Chimborazo: e-book available now to pre-order

The sharp-eyed among you may have noticed that my second full-length book, Feet and Wheels to Chimborazo, has started to appear half price on Amazon. If if you’re a regular reader then I would be super grateful if you can spare some loose change to buy it.

Read more

Humboldt and Boussingault on Chimborazo: how high did they climb?

Humboldt and Boussingault on Chimborazo: how high did they climb?

How high Humboldt and Boussingault climbed on Chimborazo has been the subject of much debate. When Edward Whymper made the first ascent in 1880, he was baffled by their descriptions of the climb. So what happened, and how high did they really get?

Read more

7 countries with mountains on their flags

7 countries with mountains on their flags

No fewer than seven countries have mountains on their national flags. To spare you from ruining your eyesight by squinting at a database of world flags to find out which ones, and to give you more time to read angry social media posts, here’s the full list.

Read more