Andrew Terrill

The outdoor diary of a writer, photographer, and wilderness wanderer

On Sacred Ground Publishing The Book
Character building adventures

On Sacred Ground is Now Available!

ON SACRED GROUND is finally available! It can be found on Amazon as a paperback, an ebook and a hardcover (with extra photos!) For UK readers the book is here And in the US, here     It’s no exaggeration to say that creating On Sacred Ground has been ‘a journey’. This book, like The

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On Sacred Ground – an early review

ON SACRED GROUND is now only four days from being published. I’ve been waiting a long time to launch this book, and I know that there are readers who have been waiting a long time to read it – so, thank you for your patience!     If you haven’t read The Earth beneath My

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Backpacking

Slowing down time

TIME STOPS FOR no one. But there ARE ways to slow it down. Or, to borrow from what I’ve written in On Sacred Ground: “Time runs at a different pace in nature. Attention narrows to the immediate environment, and expands to fully encompass it. There’s less room for outside distractions. For me, this makes every

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Book Reviews

Out on September 1st: the hardback edition of The Earth Beneath My Feet.

ON SEPTEMBER 1ST I’ll be releasing a new edition of The Earth Beneath My Feet – a hardback edition. The story inside hasn’t changed, but the book will contain a few extra elements. These include thirty additional photos, crisp white paper to help all the photos and maps stand out more clearly, and a foreword

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Book Reviews

The Earth Beneath My Feet – A guest review by George Kitching

When Andrew Terrill’s ice axe hit a bump and flew from his hand, he lost his only hope of self-arrest. As he hurtled headlong down the precipitous slope of the Hohtürli Pass like “a rag-doll on the way to oblivion”, he realised this is how it feels to die. Yet miraculously, he didn’t. As he

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Outdoor Experiences

A Brief Update

TWO MONTHS HAVE passed since my last blog – an update is probably well overdue! On Sacred Ground is pretty much finished. The book has been fully written, edited, typeset, proofed, and proofed again, and I finally have the first sample copies in hand. Getting this far has taken an epic amount of work, although

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Outdoor Experiences

A Few Photos

RECENT DAYS HAVE been full. Walking, camping, running, climbing, working, playing, cooking, cleaning, chauffeuring, presenting, learning, singing, sleeping, laughing; alone and in company: with family, friends, with strangers. Yes, full. Too full to have made time to pen any well-considered blogs! Over the last three weeks I’ve spent plenty of time on foot, several more

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Backpacking

And then the snowdrift tried to eat me!

THE EVENING IN CAMP at 11,600 feet was undeniably peaceful, and deeply, deeply soothing. From the shoulder of the mountain, I watched day transition into night. It was a gentle ‘letting go’ of brightness and urgency, almost like a sigh, or a long-held breath being released, and it was made all the more peaceful by

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