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11 top tips for getting into winter mountaineering – are you prepared? →

I’ve just published a featured aimed at winter beginners over at TGO Magazine.

Most of us start out by venturing into the mountains in summer, but sooner or later the pull of winter mountains becomes impossible to resist. However, actually taking that first step can be daunting: it seems like there’s so much to learn, the risks are greater, and it’s hard to know where to start.

This article won’t teach you everything you need to know, but we’re here to point you in the right direction.

Read the full article here.

New On Landscape feature: The Decaying Alps →

On Landscape magazine have just published my digital feature about a photographic project I conducted in the Alps, examining the processes of decay and erosion. In my feature, I explore the question of whether photographers have a duty to tell the truth in their images.

On an intellectual level, I knew that climate change was affecting the Alps, that glaciers were in retreat, but there’s nothing like seeing it for yourself to drive the point home. When I returned to Zermatt in September 2017 and revisited some of the climbs I’d done ten years before, I was shocked at what I found.

Read the full feature here (subscription required).

Why adventure and outdoor writing is more important than ever before

It’s an era of long-established magazines going online-only, and online publishers ‘pivoting to video’, citing economic stresses. The printed word is under pressure from other forms of entertainment, but I believe our genre – outdoor and adventure – desperately needs to make headway in this fight. Here’s why.

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Walk2017 – images from September

My photographic mojo has returned this month, thanks to a trip to the Alps. Here are a few snaps from mile 1,112 to 1,219.

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This month’s online writing for The Great Outdoors

It’s been my first full month as Online Editor for The Great Outdoors, although I spent the first ten days or so in the Alps! Here’s a selection of some of my recent writing for TGO (including one from August to bring it up to a full month).

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