Wednesday, 17 February 2016 12:07

Catherine Destivelle: Rock Queen reviewed

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Originally published in Paris with the title "Ascensions", Rock Queen is the English translation of the autobiography of one of climbing's most iconic figures of the last half a century.
Statement, by Ed Douglas, tells the remarkable story of the highly respected climber Ben Moon. It is the result of meticulous research by Ed who spent many hours discussing climbing and life with Ben, and talking to Ben's family and friends. Statement describes how, at a young age, Ben found climbing, and how his love for the powerful emotions he experienced was instantaneous. At that time he thought nothing would ever match the strong feelings and sensations that movement and…
Monday, 15 December 2014 15:19

Five of the Best Outdoor Books of 2014

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Despite the dire predictions of the death of the book the reality is that not only has the book survived the digital revolution, but books have flourished. Some say that we're in a golden age of outdoor literature, a claim partially reinforced by a record entry in this year's Boardman Tasker Awards. With books available in both hard form and digital, if anything, reading has become increasingly popular. With the winter nights firmly on us we've picked out our favourite…
Wednesday, 26 November 2014 14:40

Jon Griffith's Alpine Exposures reviewed

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For many people the first time they heard the name Jon Griffith was when the media world exploded as a fight broke out high on Mount Everest. Jon was the "British photographer" in the news reports, trapped alongside Ueli Steck and Simone Moro at Camp 2. In the worlds of mountaineering and adventure photography, however, Jon Griffith was already an established and hugely respected name. In his book Alpine Exposures Jon presents a stunning photographic record of ten years of…
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