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Field Notes: the West Highland Way

In this year’s issue of the Outdoor Enthusiast Hike and Bike Special1, you can find my feature on hiking the West Highland Way. Here are a few notes and photos from this great backpacking route.

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Walk2017 – images from April

I added a few extra miles to my tally this month, and a vintage manual telephoto lens to my gear load. Here are a few images from miles 308-430.

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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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My Everyday Carry

A few people have asked me about this recently, so I thought I’d talk a little about the items I carry and use on a daily basis.

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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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