What I’ve been reading this week, 31 August 2019
My first set of weekly reads after a summer (hiking) hiatus. I am considering cutting back on or ending this series, or perhaps rolling it back into my weekly newsletter – any views?
The haul road to Anaktuvuk: a bit of the Brooks range in Gates of the Arctic – a long but worthwhile piece by Carrot Quinn.
A trail of two halves – Katrina Megget writes on the pleasures and challenges of the Te Araroa Trail in New Zealand.
Autumn Backpacking Inspiration – some lovely photos from Hendrik. Autumn is one of my favourite times of year for backpacking.
Another summer of pine martens – fantastic wildlife images here from my brother James.
Stormbringer – a splendid bivouac on Skye.
Charlie’s Round – David Lintern on the Ramsay Round, a formidable mountain running (or walking) route in the Highlands.
The endless pursuit of more – why are millennials burning out? – a great piece from Alex Staniforth on a subject close to my heart.
A simple solution to millennial burnout – another piece worth reading on this important subject. ‘One of the best resets is spending a day (or more) in nature without any devices and with no plans to share your experience publicly upon your return.’
The quest to create a world without likes, retweets and follower counts – demetrification is (hopefully) coming.
Writing and editing
Why write about mountains? – Cold Climbs inspired me too.
Is freelancing worth it? – ‘The #1 pro of freelancing, for me, is absolute control over my work, how/when/where I do that work, and, thus, my entire lifestyle.’
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