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Tom Richardson


66 Brincliffe Edge Road




South Yorkshire


S11 9BW

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Specialist Activities

Outdoor writer,journalist and photographer.Equipment testing and reviewing.Presenter

Specialist Areas

Writing about the Himalaya and the Greater Mountain Ranges of the World.Mountaineering and Trekking .

Equipment design ,development and testing

Professional Details

Short Biography

After a Scottish and Alpine apprenticeship,I began climbing in the Himalaya in 1979.Since then I have climbed and trekked extensively around the world including 7 expeditions to 8000m peaks,both leading groups and independently.I have worked for KE Adventure Travel since 2001.

I worked as Gear Editor for Climb magazine for approximately 100 issues publishing two articles per month.Completed many book reviews for High magazine before that and was Editor for the trade journal Outdoor Review.

In 2012 I wrote and published Judgement Days in a Mountaineering Life -sub title Decisions made above the clouds aren’t always black and white.

Professional Activities

Leading mountaineering and trekking expeditions for KE Adventure Travel.

Photographic presentations and talks to groups ranging from interested Clubs to Scouts and Girl Guide Groups to the Advanced Diploma in Mountain Medicine.

Writing my Blog about my expeditions on my website which also links to my other employer

Testing and reviewing gear for both Outside and Mountain Equipment and Boreal.

Recent Publications

Climb Magazine 2006-2015 inclusive .Two articles monthly on gear,also occasional articles such as celebrating 60 years of climbing on K2 and Mountaineering in Mongolia.

Trade journal Outdoor Review Editor 2014-15

Book :Judgement Days in a Mountaineering Life 2012 Published by High Peak Books



MSc Human Resource Development 1990

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