Personal Information


Alf Alderson


1 High Street


St. David's




SA62 6SA


07977 057993

Email Address


Specialist Activities

Freelance journalist and Editor of Church of the Open Sky magazine (

Specialist Areas

Wales (esp. Pembrokeshire). Idaho. Montana. British Columbia. SW France. French Pyrenees. French Alps. Kamchatka. Surfing. Skiing. Mountain walking. Mountain biking. Snowshoeing.

Professional Details

Short Biography

Multi-award winning adventure travel journalist and author who’s work appears regularly in national newspapers and magazines in the UK.

Professional Activities

Freelance journalist contributing regularly to, The Guardian, The Independent on Sunday, The Times, The Observer, Sunday Telegraph, South China Morning Post, Coast, Ski & Board, Good Ski Guide, Fall Line, Destination France etc.

Editor of Church of the Open Sky ( an Apple Newsstand publication.
Photographer. Copywriter.

Recent Publications

Ultimate Surfing Adventures (Wiley Nautical); Surf UK (Wiley Nautical); Surfing – A Beginner’s Manual (Wiley Nautical); Rough Guide to the Rocky Mountains (co-author); The Official Guide to the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park (David & Charles); Contributor to Rough Guide to Skiing & Boarding in North America; Contributor to The Ski Atlas (New Holland)


OWPG Outdoor Book 2011 – Commended
Canadian Tourism Media Awards 2007 – ‘Best Ski Article’
OWPG Award for Excellence 1997 Best Outdoor Book (Surfing – A Beginner’s Manual)

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