Ash Routen

Ash Routen

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

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.

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