Chamonix Mont Blanc, English Lake District, Cumbria, Alps; Italy, France, Switzerland
Kingsley is an outdoor writer, who's three guidebooks have been published by Cicerone and Vertebrate. He's also a regular cover features and articles writer for outdoor magazines including Trek & Mountain and Trail Magazine. You can read more on his personal website at; https://kingsleyjones.com
OUT NOW – “Tour Mont Blanc” (Vertebrate, April 2020) – link
“Trail & Fell Running in Lake District” (Cicerone, April 2017) – link
“Trail Running, Chamonix Mont Blanc” (Cicerone, April 2016) – link
Kingsley's love of the mountains started as a child, and they pervade every aspect of his life; he's climbed some famous ones, fallen off a few, studied them, led people up them, run around them a fair bit, and rescued people from them, before finding time to write about the mountains too.
He's an award-winning author who lives in the English Lake District, and is a member of the Outdoor Writers & Photographers Guild (OWPG). Kingsley has won awards for both guidebooks and magazine features that he has written.
In his climbing-bum youth he climbed the 6 classic North Faces of the Alps, and led expeditions to mountains all over the world. When not writing, he's a UIMLA International Mountain Leader guiding groups and teaching safety skills in the mountains, and he's a Lake District mountain rescue team member.
His personal mountain running bimbles include some ultra running events, including the Tor des Geants, an unhealthy number of UTMB series finishes, and countless UK trail and fell races. A mid pack runner at best, but one who enjoys the suffering disproportionately, and who gets good value for money for the length of time spent completing the 'race'.
Kingsley also runs a mountain guiding company (www.icicle.co.uk), and so divides his time between the Alps and the Lake District each year. This peripatetic lifestyle enables him to guide groups in the mountains throughout the year, when he's not researching or writing another book.
I told you at the very beginning, it was all about the mountains!