Skip to content

What I’ve been reading this week, 7 March 2021

Ocean to Asgard, sunset on Suilven, the true risk of catching COVID-19 outdoors, and some good news from the publishing industry.

Alex Roddie
Alex Roddie
1 min read
What I’ve been reading this week, 7 March 2021

We’ve been hibernating with our sorrow, but nature won’t let us grieve forever — spring’s coming.

Ocean to Asgard — new on Sidetracked: a climbing expedition on Baffin Island with Bronwyn Hodgins and Jacob Cook.

Sunset on Suilven — a wild camp on Scotland’s most iconic mountain — ‘The surrounding landscape is what I can only describe as wilderness. While it is a degraded landscape, the peatlands, lochans that are splattered across the landscape, and the seeming vast emptiness is almost without comparison and captures the imagination.’

It’s not the photo that counts — spellbinding images here from a snowy camping trip high in the mountains. ‘And then I stood for a while, lost to the moon-silvered realm, awash in awe, thinking: there are only a few moments in life like this… moments only a few get to see, and fewer still are able to treasure.

Coronavirus risk outdoors: an expert view — Dr Müge Cevik speaks with The Great Outdoors magazine about the true risks of COVID-19 outside.

Curlew — a bleak but beautiful story. ‘Spring is coming, and it’s a matter of hours until curlews drop back into the glen. I won’t see so many as I did last year, and my only consolation is that I’ll have more than I will in years to come.’

Great Expeditions: Dead Men Walking — Explorersweb tells the story of Rune Gjeldnes and Torry Larsen, who completed the first and only unsupported crossing of the Arctic Ocean from Russian to Canada.

Bookshop.org raises £1m for UK’s indie booksellers amid lockdown — some good news from the world of publishing.

If you’d like to support my writing and photography, you can buy me a coffee. Thank you!

NotesReading

Alex Roddie

Happiest on a mountain. Writer, story-wrangler, digital and film photographer. Editor of Sidetracked magazine (I make the words come out good).

Comments


Related Posts

Members Public

Welcome to the new blog!

Alexroddie.com is back from the dead and better than ever before. Soon I'll be blogging like it's 2011 again...

Welcome to the new blog!
Members Public

Attitudes and Altitude: a new Sidetracked project, and a journey across the Alps

I'll be spending much of the rest of the summer in the Alps, trekking and a bit of running from Ventimiglia to Zermatt. It's going to be an incredible adventure. I can't wait to begin.

Attitudes and Altitude: a new Sidetracked project, and a journey across the Alps
Members Public

Twenty years as a writer: a first look at The Farthest Shore

A few thoughts about the long and winding road to the publication of my new book.

Twenty years as a writer: a first look at The Farthest Shore

Mastodon