Personal Information


Ash Routen


18 Lyndwood Court







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Specialist Activities

Freelance outdoor and adventure writer, copywriter and social media services for adventurers, expertise in health and fitness.

Specialist Areas

Polar and cold regions of the world, mountains of the UK and high altitude mountaineering, adventurous and exploratory expeditions.

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. Notably 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 Outside Magazine, Rock and Ice Magazine, ExplorersWeb, UK Hillwalking, UK Climbing and Active Magazine.

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

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

Explorers Web – Former Olympic Cyclist Forced to Abandon on Everest

Explorers Web – Lou Rudd Announces Plan to Cross Antarctica Alone and Unsupported

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

UK Hillwalking – What Are the Health Benefits of Walking?