Only a hill
Freelance editor, indie author, and mountaineer. I write books and help others to perfect theirs. To be found either up a hill or behind a desk with coffee.
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No longer living in Scotland, but I hold the heights I won. Now writing about mountains from the better perspective of the lowlands. Nowadays my outdoor activities mainly consist of long-distance hiking and hillwalking.
Best Climbing Experience
The Forbes Route, Section 4, July 2014 (Aosta to Evolena via the Col Collon)
The Atholl expedition (Blair Atholl - Aviemore), June 2013
Ben Alder in February 2012.
Winter 2010/2011--'becoming' a Victorian winter climber, seeing the highlands through the eyes of the pioneers.
Many explorations on the Aonach Dubh, the highlight being my discovery of Shrike Ridge, a superb arete.
Three special mountaineering routes in summer 2009: Tower Ridge, North-East Buttress, and the Pinnacle Ridge on Sgurr nan Gillean.
The North Face of Aonach Beag in May.
Favourite Climbing-Related Discussion Topic
19th century climbing equipment and techniques
Scottish winter and Alpine climbing
Articles by Only a hill
- Opinion Piece: Keep Mallory's Axe in UK Apr/2014
- The Only Genuine Jones Mar/2013
- Inside the Tweeds of a Victorian Gentleman Climber Oct/2012
- A Lakeland Climbing Pioneer Jun/2008
- Clean Water On The Go: SteriPEN Adventurer Jun/2008
Interests Outside Climbing
Writing and art
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