Ash Routen

Ash Routen

Title: Writer
Email: a.routen@gmail.com
Location: Leicester, UK
Social Media Links:
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Expertise

  • Topics of Expertise: Arctic travel, Mountaineering, Science, Camping, Hiking, Outdoor Gear
  • Years in This Expertise: 20
  • Number of Products & Number of Hours Expert has Tested: 60 products, 300+ hours

Education

  • Education: PhD Physical Activity & Public Health, University of Worcester, UK
  • Years of Writing: 7
  • Club or Association Memberships: None

A Word from Ash Routen

  • Why Author Chose This Career: To write about the people and adventures that inspire me.
  • How Author Began Career: I started a blog, enjoyed it, and then pitched some ideas to outdoor magazines. The rest is history.
  • Personal Interests: Backpacking, Camping, Arctic travel, Photography, Science.

Adventure Psychology: In Conversation with Dr Nathan Smith

In a recent interview, Italian mountaineer Reinhold Messner said...

Huber Abandons North Face of Latok I

Thomas Huber, along with fellow German Rainer Treppte, Italian...

Will the Dream Line Finally be Skied?

American ski mountaineers Hilaree Nelson and Jim Morrison are...

Poles Return to Manaslu East

An all-Polish team is heading to the Himalaya to...

Latok I: In Conversation with Tom Livingstone

Within hours, the news that the North Ridge of...

Weekend Warm-Up: Jeff Lowe’s Metanoia

Metanoia means a transformative change of heart; a spiritual...

Ross Edgley: Swimming around Britain

British endurance athlete Ross Edgley is 84 days into...

Aborted: Arctic Ocean Crossing

Three Frenchmen have abandoned a third attempt to sail...

Breaking News: North Side of Latok I Finally Climbed

[Editor's note: Article updated August 17, with latest details...

Ash Dykes: Walking the Yangtze

At 6,380 kilometers from source to sea, the Yangtze is...

Atlantic Rowing Record Broken

American high school teacher Bryce Carlson has broken the...

Weekend Warm-Up: Crossing Home: A Skier’s Journey

After traveling the globe as part of a film...

A Little More Water for Arctic Ocean Sailors

French adventurers Vincent Colliard, Sébastien Roubinet and Eric André continue...

Film Review: Dirtbag: The Legend of Fred Beckey

When World War II was in full swing and...

Carl Alvey: A Polar Guide’s Life

By Ash Routen Two winters ago, I travelled to Hardangervidda...

Book Review: Searching for Tao Canyon

In the spring of 1970, around the time that...

Bargiel Video from K2 Summit

While Andrzej Bargiel climbed K2 this past weekend, then...

Bargiel Skis K2!

Polish ski mountaineer Andrzej Bargiel has become the first...

Weekend Warm-Up: Annapurna One

In 2017, Canadian Climber Louis Rousseau assembled a skilled...

Bargiel Begins K2 Ski Push

Two weeks ago, Polish ski mountaineer Andrzej Bargiel abandoned Gasherbrum...

Setting Sail on the First Summer Crossing of the Arctic Ocean

French polar guide Vincent Colliard, along with fellow French...

Hansjörg Auer Solos Lupghar Sar West

Leading Austrian mountaineer Hansjörg Auer has soloed the 7000er...

Louis Rousseau Launches Annapurna Film

Canadian mountaineer Louis Rousseau's latest film, Annapurna One, opens...

Bargiel K2-Bound after Abandoning Gasherbrum II

Polish ski mountaineer Andrzej Bargiel is currently in the Karakorum...

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