July 17, 2019

The post-industrial landscapes of Snowdonia's slate industry are being re-imagined as a leisure resource

For a period of over 150 years the landscape of Snowdonia, and particularly the western side from Bethesda to Blaenau Ffestiniog was dominated by a brutal, industrial, visage of dark…
May 28, 2019

Freedom of the Hills - but will the snow last

In 2018 I visited the Cairngorms to write and photograph a feature for the British Mountaineering Council’s ‘Summit’ magazine. The piece was about using eMTBs to access the steep skiing…
December 03, 2018

Reeks District: Ireland’s Adventure Playground with Jessie Leong

‘How do you pronounce Carrauntoohil?’ ‘Karen-toole’ replied Piaras, mountain guide from Kerry Climbing. ‘It means inverted sickle, a serrated knife-edge. Just look at the ridge behind you.’
October 18, 2018

Frutt harvest and fresh berms - Autumn eMTB manoeuvres in Switzerland.

Autumn, when the light begins to fade earlier and a chill starts to fill the air. Not only the lowering of the temperature but that chilling feeling that summer is…
August 01, 2018

Vauxhall Mokka X - an SUV at home in the outdoors?

It was the run-up to Sheffield Adventure Film Festival and I was going through the annual struggle of how to fit everything in one vehicle for a week of mixing…
October 10, 2018

The Salomon Glen Coe Skyline – Taking on the race where mountaineering and running meet.

For the last 4 years September has seen an international field of runners, including some of the best in the world, gather in the West Highlands to take part in…
August 23, 2018

Transitory moments - 10 years on from spinal surgery

It's almost a year since I found myself sat in Zermatt YHA, posting to social media that it was probably my last press trip. While the images showed spectacular views…