Articles

Here is a selection of articles that I’ve written for books, newspapers and magazines over the years:

Rescue from Les DroitesThis piece, which is a brief retelling of the ordeal that Jamie Fisher and I suffered on Les Droites and my subsequent rescue, was first published in The Mammoth Book of Mountain Disasters (Robinson 2003, ed Hamish MacInnes)

Eight MonthsThis article, published in The Observer in 1999, eight months after my accident, is actually a compressed version of two separate articles which appeared in The Scotsman a month earlier.  The article gives some flavour of what I was going through in those first few months.

Ben NevisI wrote this article for The Scottish Mountaineer in 2000, soon after my ascent of The Ben, an event which captured the imagination of the press worldwide.

Marathon Diary .  Published in the Sunday Mail as part of their fundraising campaign in support of my attempt to run the London Marathon in April 2002.

The Ascent of Mont Blanc .  This article was published in the Sunday Mail in 2002, soon after my unsuccessful attempt to climb Western Europe’s highest mountain Mont Blanc.  I still haven’t been back to finish the job off…

AngolaThis was written for the Sunday Mail following on from my visit to Angola with the British Red Cross in 2003.

Kilimanjaro .  Written after my ascent of Kilimanjaro as part of an all-disabled team in 2004, this article was published in ??.

North Sea Yacht Race .  Published in Days Like This (Luath Press 2009), a collection of true stories by Scottish People, this is an account of a twenty four hour period during my sailing voyage across the North Sea as part of an all amputee team.

Titanium ManWritten after I completed my Titanium Man event in 2007, this article is previously unpublished.

 

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