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Alex Roddie

'A young and excellent outdoor writer' —Cameron McNeish

'Alex's role is to make the words come out good' —Jenny Tough

Stories and photographs from the mountains. I write books and magazine articles, and edit Sidetracked magazine.

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Highs and lows from a winter of outdoor gear testing: spooky summit camps, exploding stoves, and more

Now that a long winter here in Scotland has finally come to an end, it's time for me to look back on the highlights of my season. Regular readers will know that I have been on the team at The Great Outdoors testing and reviewing equipment for some

Highs and lows from a winter of outdoor gear testing: spooky summit camps, exploding stoves, and more
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Two upcoming events for outdoor writers, photographers, and creators

Inclusivity and diversity, and a celebration of ten years in print

Two upcoming events for outdoor writers, photographers, and creators
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Seek the mayglow while you can, for it is fleeting

May has long been one of my favourite months of the year, but it's not all about Scottish Alpine spring, as you might expect from a mountaineer based in Scotland. One of the things I have learnt about myself is that I need more from nature than mountains.

Seek the mayglow while you can, for it is fleeting

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