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Hiking the Tour of Monte Rosa

A 100-mile walk around a huge mountain that straddles the borders of Italy and Switzerland, this Alpine trail deserves to be better known, says Alex Roddie

This article was first published in TGO Magazine, July 2016

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In the Footsteps of Forbes: how the Alps have changed since 1842

Professor James Forbes is probably the most significant mountain explorer you’ve never heard of. In this piece, first published in the summer 2015 edition of Mountain Pro Magazine, I’d like to show how studying his pioneering work led me to appreciate the enormous changes that have taken place in the Alps since the 19th century.

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Naeboots on the Cape Wrath Trail

Alex Roddie describes his experiences walking Scotland’s greatest long-distance route… with nae boots.

This article was first published in The Great Outdoors Magazine, October 2015.

‘You’ll never make it across Knoydart in those flimsy shoes, mate. And that lightweight tent’ll be ripped to shreds.’

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The Lochaber Traverse in winter – Field Notes

12. Me climbing and inversion

In the January 2017 issue of TGO Magazine, available now, you can read my feature on the Lochaber Traverse – one of the UK’s finest long mountain ridges. I waited a decade for the right conditions. It was worth the wait! Here are a few photos that didn’t make the cut, along with some practical tips for anyone hoping to take on the ridge in winter.

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Finding the right one

Photo 18-11-2016, 15 27 42

Yesterday, on the summit of Fremington Edge after a glorious walk through sunlit snow, I asked Hannah to be my wife. She said yes.

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