Life-long climber, mountaineer and adventurer. Contributor to rock climbing guides to the English Peak District in the 1960s. A member of the English team that made the first ascent of Norway's Troll Wall, the tallest North Wall in Europe, simultaneous to the Norwegian first ascent in 1965. Author of Troll Wall, the story of the climb, and of Climbs, Scrambles and Walks in Romsdal. Did a 1000ml canoe journey through Arctic Canada in 1971 along an almost forgotten Klondyke gold rush trail, the story of which is in Adventures in the Northlands along with other adventures in Greenland, Iceland and Norway. Responsible for the discovery of the climbing and trekking potential of Wadi Rum, Jordan, in 1984. Climbed and trekked throughout Jordan every year since with partner, Di Taylor, writing four guidebooks. Completed exploration of the 650km country length Jordan Trail in 2014, having proposed the idea almost twenty years previously.