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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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'Embracing constraints taught me to love them'

Tip of the hat to The Cramped, one of my favourite blogs, which pointed me in the direction of this fascinating piece: 'A tale from “ye olden days” of graphic design that taught me to love and embrace constraints'. This post from Mike Rohde is a look back

'Embracing constraints taught me to love them'
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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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