Essentially, Northern Edge Books is the name for some part-time publishing from the spare room. 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, but over the past few years I’ve spent a fair amount of time putting together two guidebooks.

The guides are a selection of mountain scrambles in North Wales and winter journeys through the Scottish mountains. They contain stuff that should be doable by most people… and that’s basically the premise of the 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 makes 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.

Unfortunately, as yet, there’s been no budget for promoting either book. If you’ve discovered their existence and arrived at this website, it is most likely to have been through word of mouth or by reading a kindly written review.