Personal Information


Thomas Smallwood


United Kingdom

Mobile Telephone Number

07787 447593

Email Address


The Armchair Mountaineer is my web site taking a look at many aspects of Mountains and the way they can inspire us to new challenges as well as how they have inspired through books and art.

Specialist Activities

Outdoor writer.

Specialist Areas

Mountain Challenges, Mountain Travel, History of Mountains and WalkingMountaineering Literature, & Mountain Books and Art, History of Mountaineering, AlpsPiedmont, Italy.

Professional Details

Short Biography

I am Thomas Smallwood; Entrepreneur, Blogger, Mountain Enthusiast and Bibliophile.

After failing to get much of an education I set up an online business, selling books. This fuelled my passion for all things literary but the business failed. In order to pay the mortgage I started work stacking supermarket shelves at night. During the day I made a career plan to turn things around.

In late 2004 I joined the still relatively young online gambling industry, working in a call centre. 5 years later I co-founded a company (which I subsequently sold) and went on to manage operations in the UK, Central and Eastern Europe. From 2013 to 2016 I was CEO of SKS365 Group.

I am now a full time consultant, investor & advisor in one or two startups and, more importantly, I am embarking on a career as a writer, writing about mountains and the outdoors. In other words I am following my passion.

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