Essentially, Northern Edge Books is the name for some part-time publishing from a desk at home. Until recently most of my work has been as a climbing instructor, teaching all things related to the hills, from mountain navigation through to Scottish winter climbing. I still teach (see here), but over the past few years I’ve spent a fair proportion of my time putting together two guidebooks.

The first guidebook is a selection of mountain scrambles in North Wales, the second a selection of winter journeys through the Scottish mountains. All the routes they contain should be doable by most people… a basic premise of both books.

Neither book would have seen the light of day without the stacks of help I’ve had from friends – from advice on typesetting to endless proof reading, and of course, great company out on the hill. Both guides have been printed in the UK using Gomer Press, a company that cares about the quality thing and produces really nice books.

If you order a book from this website, all the money will reach me (I wouldn’t want to paint the purpose of this site as being anything else). There’s no doubt the books can be bought more cheaply from a certain online retailer, however you’ll feel much warmer inside if you purchase them directly from me… and you’ll also be helping to fund project number three.