Redhurst, Swan Lane, Marlpit Hill
writer/photographer and lecturer
Pyrenees; Alps (all areas); Switzerland; Austria; France; Nepal; walking, trekking; adventure travel
‘The Man with the World’s Best Job’ is a claim I’ve held since becoming a freelance travel, writer and lecturer in 1986. With mountains and countryside matters a speciality, my books and lectures deal mostly with mountain exploration, walking, trekking and wild country travel. I also act as a trekking guide, and have written more than 50 books, covering the Alps, Pyrenees, the Himalaya and the more gentle landscapes of southern England. Occasional broadcaster on BBC World Service and local radio, I give 40-50 lectures each year to, audiences throughout the UK.
Photographic library, guidebooks and travel features, contributor to numerous book compilations, including Rough Guides, and to the outdoor press. Writer and illustrator of brochures for national tourist organisations and travel companies. Professional lecturer with engagements throughout Britain and abroad. Independent outdoor gear testing for manufacturers.
Abode of the Gods; Trekking in the Silvretta & Rätikon Alps; A Walk in the Clouds; Trekking in the Himalaya (Contributing Editor); Trekking in the Alps (Contributing Editor); The Swiss Alps (World Mountain Ranges series); Walking in the Alps; Alpine Points of View; The Pyrenees (World Mountain Ranges series); Tour of the Jungfrau Region. Contributor: Alpine Journal; Rough Guide to Austria; Rough Guide to Switzerland; Classic Treks; Distant Mountains; A Sense of Place; Call of the Wild
First Honorary Member of the BAIML (British Association of International Mountain Leaders)