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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Why I don’t give away free books to readers in exchange for reviews

Why I don’t give away free books to readers in exchange for reviews

It’s become common practice for authors and publishers to give away free books to readers in exchange for a review on Amazon. It’s something I don’t do. I believe it’s in the interests of all of us to maintain trust in reader reviews by not trying to cheat the system.

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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?

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Islands in the Snow is now available as a paperback

Islands in the Snow is now available as a paperback

Here’s a timely tip if you’re off trekking in Nepal this autumn and are looking for some books to read on the trail. My travel diary Islands in the Snow is now available for the first time ever in paperback form. I’m sure you will enjoy it immensely.

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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.

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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.

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