Professional Details

Short Biography

Freelance writer with a passion for the wild and remote parts of the Earth.

I have travelled extensively and my experience in the great outdoors includes jungle trekking in Papua New Guinea, mountaineering in the Alps and the Andes, summiting all 251 English mountains over 2,000 feet, lengthy wild camping trips in Norway and the Scottish Highlands, multi-day cycling adventures in the UK and cave exploration across the world.

I have descended many of the UK’s most difficult caves and have been involved in significant underground discoveries in the north of England and Spain. In July 2019 I was part of the first ever British caving expedition to Armenia, during which we discovered and explored the third longest cave in the country.

I am also experienced as a mountain biker, kayaker, skier, snowboarder and scuba diver and have a keen interest in wildlife, both locally and internationally.

Professional Activities

Writer and public speaker

Recent Publications

The Caves of Northumberland (Sigma, 2019)

Personal Information


Chris Scaife





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Specialist Activities

Caving, walking, cycling, travel, adventure, exploration, wildlife

Specialist Areas

Northumberland, North Pennines, Lake District, Yorkshire Dales, North York Moors, Spain, Worldwide

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