Only a hill
Freelance editor, writer, and backpacker. Sub-editor for Sidetracked adventure travel magazine. 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 Cape Wrath Trail, July 2015
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
About My Photography
Getting back into 35mm film.
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