It’s been a busy month for outdoor writing. I’ve written a number of features for The Great Outdoors – skills pieces, interviews and more – an interview for Sidetracked, and a one-minute mountain for UKHillwalking. I’ve included a couple of notable pieces I’ve posted on this site too.
There’s also a significant chunk of my writing and editorial work coming up in the January 2018 issue of The Great Outdoors, on sale next Friday. In addition to a skills piece on winter mountaineering, most of the Awards section of the magazine contains my handiwork in some form or another. The Awards represent a tremendous team effort. 2017 has been my first year being involved with running the Awards: helping to create the voting form for the Reader Awards, processing the results, testing shortlisted products and helping to judge the gear categories, and many pages of copywriting for the magazine itself. Congratulations to the winners!
- 11 top tips for getting into winter mountaineering – are you prepared?
- Ben Nevis weather station resumes recording after 113 years
- Highland inspiration: interview with Alistair Horne
- ‘Climbing Ben Nevis daily saved my life’ – interview with Andy Cole on his 31-day Ben Nevis challenge
- Climbing the Arthurs: interview with Kellan MacInnes
- The Aesthetics of Winter
- Natural Retreats remove popular Winterhighland Cairngorm webcams
- Digital feature: Scottish adventure filmmaking with Mike Webster and James Roddie
- One-minute mountain: Liathach
- Staying safe in early-winter mountain conditions
- Pilgrim’s Progress: a century of development in climbing equipment and technique