Chris Scaife

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WriterAdventure Travel, Caving, Cycling/MTB, Walking, Wildlife

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

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Chris
Scaife
Kendal
Cumbria
UK
Writer
Adventure Travel, Caving, Cycling/MTB, Walking, Wildlife

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

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 every English mountain 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 a caving expedition to Armenia, during which we discovered and explored the third longest cave in the country.

Cycling is my main mode of transport and I spend much of my time on quiet and dusty roads in the north of England, often with a heavily laden pannier rack.

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.

 

Recent Publications

Books:

The Caves of Northumberland (Sigma, 2019)

Contributions to upcoming book Ride: Cycle the World (DK Eyewitness, 2021)

Magazines:

Frequent contributions to several, including Cumbria, Descent and The Northumbrian

Online:

https://www.cicerone.co.uk/travel-by-bike-to-walk-the-lake-district-3000ft-peaks

 

Awards

Shortlisted for the Tratman Award 2019

Highly Commended for OWPG Technical Feature Award 2020