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Ash Routen


18 Lyndwood Court







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Specialist Activities

Freelance outdoor and adventure writer, additional expertise in health and fitness.

Specialist Areas

Adventure and exploration i.e. Polar, Mountain, Desert, and Ocean expeditions. In addition hillwalking and general gear reviews.

Professional Details

Short Biography

I’m an outdoor and adventure writer with a special interest in serious and exploratory adventure and health and fitness.

I trained as an academic and have a PhD in Physical Activity and Public Health.

Passionate about the outdoors, and particularly the cold, my personal adventures have seen me travel to Arctic Norway twice in recent years. I’ve recently returned from my largest adventure to date – a 630 km walk across the world’s largest frozen lake.

Professional Activities

Outdoor and adventure writer. I’ve written for The Daily Telegraph, Financial Times, Outside Magazine, Trek and Mountain, Rock and Ice, ExplorersWeb, UK Hillwalking, UK Climbing etc.

Specialist knowledge of polar regions and cold environments, serious expeditions and the outdoors and health.

Other specialist topics areas include general hillwalking and mountaineering.

Recent Publications

Daily Telegraph – British mountaineer in ‘climb of generation’ watched Russian attempt end in tragedy before him

Financial Times – Polish Adventurer Andrzej Bargiel Makes First Ski Descent of K2

UK Climbing – Maurice Wilson – Everest’s Most Peculiar Casualty

Outside Magazine – A Climber Left $50,000 on the Top of Everest

Rock and Ice Magazine – Nobukazu Kuriki, Japanese Solo climber, Dies on Eighth Everest Attempt

Rock and Ice Magazine – Australian Sets Seven Summits Speed Record

UK Hillwalking – My Final Mountain

UK Climbing – Alan Hinkes – 1st Brit to Climb the World’s Highest Mts

UK Hillwalking – What Are the Health Benefits of Walking?

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