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Recent Posts

American Travel Writing I have enjoyed I love America. The wilderness. The music. The literature. The travel writing. Here are some books that I have enjoyed reading… Read »
climbing and mountain books If you liked that, then you’ll like this… A few recommendations of climbing and mountain books I’ve enjoyed. Read »
A Short History of my Books When people ask me what is my job, I always say, “a writer”. That’s what I’m most proud of, and what I would love to do well. It is also the most frustrating, torturous way I know to spend many, […] Read »
Making Adventure more Accessible I first became enamoured with Britain’s hills and mountains when I was a student. My friend Mike took me up Ben Nevis and we camped near the top, eating one of those ready-cooked and still-warm supermarket roast chickens. Mike seemed […] Read »
How to Use Instagram well Some suggestions (in no particular order!) What have I forgotten / got wrong? Please share your suggestions in the comments. Make sure your Instagram handle and Twitter handle are the same Give some thought to writing a pithy, useful profile […] Read »
Shouting from the Shed 21 Pinch and a Punch According to one of my favourite Twitter accounts, we are 83% of the way through the year. This rather alarms me, and it doesn’t make me feel much better that I decided to procrastinate book writing this afternoon by writing […] Read »


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