Revised edition of The Baruntse Adventure available from all good e-bookstores

Revised edition of The Baruntse Adventure available from all good e-bookstores

A quick book update. I’m in the process of publishing revised editions of the Footsteps on the Mountain Travel Diaries. The revised digital edition of The Baruntse Adventure is available now at a bargain price from the main online bookstores.

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An interview and audio excerpt from Feet and Wheels to Chimborazo

An interview and audio excerpt from Feet and Wheels to Chimborazo

Last week I teamed up with fellow mountain writer and Amazon bestseller John D Burns to bring you a gripping excerpt from my first book. This week, not only has John recorded an excerpt from my second book, but we’ve also done a short interview about it.

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An audio excerpt from my book Seven Steps from Snowdon to Everest

An audio excerpt from my book Seven Steps from Snowdon to Everest

Well folks, I have something rather special this week to help stimulate the senses while you are in coronavirus lockdown. Fellow mountain writer John D Burns has featured an audio excerpt from Seven Steps from Snowdon to Everest on his weekly podcast, and it’s great – a dramatic reading of the crux section where I tackle the infamous Second Step.

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What I’m learning from Robert Macfarlane’s reading group about Nan Shepherd’s The Living Mountain

What I’m learning from Robert Macfarlane’s reading group about Nan Shepherd’s The Living Mountain

As coronavirus lockdown takes hold, the nature writer Robert Macfarlane has started running a reading group on Twitter about Nan Shepherd’s classic nature book The Living Mountain. It was a no-brainer for me to join, and it’s helping me to see the world differently.

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Review: Touching the Void, on stage in London’s West End

Review: Touching the Void, on stage in London’s West End

There aren’t many characters in Joe Simpson’s book Touching the Void, and the main one spends most of the story entirely alone, contemplating existence as he crawls for three days along a glacier. How on earth were they going to make a stage version of this?

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10 great books about mountains that have nothing to do with climbing

10 great books about mountains that have nothing to do with climbing

The shortlist for this year’s Boardman Tasker Prize was announced this month, and once again five out of six books on the shortlist are about climbing. You can be certain that the winner will be one of the five. [*]

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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.

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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.

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