Here are some pictures from a recent short weekend in the Cairngorms with David Lintern. I've worked with David for many years on countless projects, and across multiple publications – he actually published some of my earliest professional outdoor writing, and I owe him a lot. But we'
"Genuine silence is rare and special in our hyper-connected era. You might discover something about yourself and the world around you if you take the time to listen."
Plenty from me in this month’s issue of TGO.
If I could never tell anyone about this trip, never publish anything about my experience or share any of my photos, would I still put myself through this?
Why do we search for solitude when we go into the mountains? Is it to get away from it all, or is it to connect with something else?
The perfection of winter in a collection of images from ten years ago It’s easy to forget, when away from the mountains, just how good winter mountaineering can be at its best. There is nothing in the world like it. The anticipation, the planning, the failures, the gradual accumulation
In a year in which Swiss glaciers lost three per cent of their total volume, Alex Roddie returns to an Alpine peak he first climbed a decade before, and finds huge changes. This feature was first published in the August 2019 issue of The Great Outdoors. 2007 ‘My sleeping bag’
In the October 2020 issue of The Great Outdoors, you’ll find my feature, ‘Shared Silence’, about hiking the Mercantour Traverse. Here are a few notes on the trail, plus some previously unpublished images. In some ways, 2018 feels like a lifetime ago now. It was early summer when, casting
In the June 2020 issue of The Great Outdoors, you’ll find my feature about traditional navigation in Torridon. Here are some words and images that didn’t make the cut. For several years now, I’ve been a digital-first mountain navigator, preferring GPS and smartphone tools to paper maps
Lockdown has brought many hardships, but for some of us it has created the chance to build a closer relationship with the wildlife all around us. Here’s what lockdown has meant to me. That we live in strange times is so self-evidently true that the phrase itself has become