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HAWKINS Pete

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Pete Hawkins

Pete Hawkins trained as a geography teacher and taught in schools for a year before escaping to the Peak National Park's Environmental Centre for an outdoor job. He took over map and compass training and has since written for a variety of outdoor magazines. He now leads walking holidays around the world from his base in the Peak District.

Corker Tom

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Tom Corker

Tom has been walking and climbing in the Peak District for 45 years as well as having extensive Alpine and British mountaineering experience in both summer and winter. He has developed a great affection for these Moorland places at all times of the year and in all weathers. Alone, or with friends, he has realised how varied and interesting are the opportunities for having great 'hands-on' fun using all the skills used in the bigger mountains.

Jjones

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John B Jones

Although brought up in northwest Kent, where he enjoyed walking in the countryside from an early age, John B Jones has lived most of his life in the Derbyshire Peak District. He has walked extensively in the British Isles and abroad, including completing more than 25 long-distance trails; climbing all 214 'Wainwright' hills in the Lake District twice and climbing all the Scottish Munros, Corbetts and Grahams (over 720 hills and mountains). He is the author of the original Her Majesty's Stationery Office (HMSO) guide to the Offa's Dyke Path and has written a number of local authority walking guides.

Richar

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Mark Richards

In 1980 Mark Richards began his three-part guide to the Peak District for Cicerone Press, and in 1987, with Chris Wright, wrote a guide to walking around the former county of Westmorland. He now lives in Cumbria and, after 14 years' dedicated research, has completed his series of Lakeland Fellranger guides covering the entire region. He has also written a guide to Hadrian's Wall.

Sleaford

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Terry Sleaford

Bred, born and still living in Nottingham, Terry was 23 years old before he climbed his first proper rock routes at Lawrencefield Quarry in the Peak District and his climbing career soon peaked at leading v.diffs! After a few years of being dragged up harder routes, he decided that the life of a 'crag rat' was not for him.
A weekend away in Snowdonia in the late 70's opened his eyes to other possibilities and he began to restrict his climbing activity to trips to Wales, the Lakes and the highlands and islands of Scotland, gradually extending his skills to include winter snow and ice climbing. As he got older, the combination of a walk into the mountains, followed by a few hundred feet of steady scrambling to reach the summit, became his idea of a good day out.

Flower

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Simon Flower

Simon grew up in Sheffield, spending much of his free time mountain biking and climbing in the Peak District. In 1998 he took up caving at Bristol University and was pretty content until discovering canyoning a year later. He was refreshed to discover a serious mountain sport that didn't take itself, well, too seriously, and seemed to combine everything he loved about the outdoors. Since then he has been canyoning enthusiastically (bordering on obsessively) all over Europe and beyond, taking in a handful of first descents along the way.

Rubery

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Jim Rubery

Jim Rubery is a very keen participant in outdoor pursuits, having spent his spare time over the years climbing, mountaineering, walking, skiing, canoeing and even dabbling with caving and sailing. Jim has a regular walking column, 'Rambling with Rubery', in Yorkshire Life, Cheshire Life and Lancashire Life magazines. It is from his researches that his love of historical places has grown.

Freakley Viv

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Vivien Freakley

For many years it was weekends in Derbyshire, long weekends in Snowdonia, weeks in the Lake District and summer holidays in the Pyrenees, Alps and Rockies that provided the antidote to academic life in the midlands. The discovery of a little known winter walking area in Southern Catalunya in 2005 brought a new project.

Hinkes

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Alan Hinkes

Alan Hinkes is the first Briton to climb the world's highest mountains, part of an exclusive club of only 12 people alive who have achieved this feat. He began his mountaineering career whilst at Northallerton Grammar School, North Yorkshire. He progressed to the Alps with ascents of many difficult mountains, including the notorious North Face of the Eiger, eventually graduating to the Himalaya.
Alan currently works as an outdoor equipment technical consultant, writes for magazines such as Trail and lectures on his exploits. He is an accomplished cameraman (filming 11 documentaries), photographer, motivational speaker, environmentalist and mountain guide. He lives in North Yorkshire and enjoys being in the hills, rock climbing and fellwalking. You will regularly see him in the Lake District and Yorkshire tramping the fells and moors or clinging to a rock face.

Burkinshaw Elaine2

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Elaine Burkinshaw

Elaine Burkinshaw has lived around Sheffield and Manchester all her life, and has a passion for exploring her local area, with particular emphasis on the enjoyment of local history and local attractions.

Oconnor Bill

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Bill O'Connor

Bill O'Connor is a mountain guide with extensive winter ski mountaineering experience and is an author of books to trekking in Nepal and Lakeland Scrambling.

Mc Cloy Andrew

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Andrew McCloy

Andrew McCloy has a passion for walking, and as a writer and journalist he has written or contributed to over 20 outdoor titles. An experienced long distance walker, he wrote the first ever guide to walking from Land's End to John o'Groats. He is a member of the Outdoor Writers and Photographers Guild, contributes to a variety of magazines and newspapers and is also a freelance access and recreation consultant.

Kew

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Steve Kew

Steve Kew is a freelance journalist and keen mountaineer. He started climbing in 1970, and since then has walked and climbed extensively in the Himalayas, Alps and the mountain ranges of Britain. He currently lives in southwest Scotland, and is an active member of the Galloway Mountain Rescue Team and the Mountain Rescue Committee. His previous writing includes three books, many articles for newspapers and magazines, and radio drama for the BBC.

Rushforth

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James Rushforth

James' interest in mountaineering began at a young age, spending family holidays in the Lake District and North Wales, yet it wasn't long before his passion for rock took him further afield to explore the mountains of northern Europe. He moved to the Italian Dolomites where he began notching up a series of ascents and began his writing career by penning a number of articles about his climbs for the noted website UK Climbing. This in turn led to his first publication, Rock Climbs and Via Ferrata - The Dolomites, published by Rockfax and nominated for the Banff Film Festival Book Award. Very much an all-round mountaineer, James is also a keen ski tourer and ice climber and has spent many cold winter months exploring the couloirs and ice falls that adorn the rocky peaks of the Dolomites. Another passion which developed alongside his love for mountains and writing is photography, with his landscape and sports photography work gaining international acclaim.

Turnb

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Ronald Turnbull

Ronald Turnbull writes regularly for TGO, Lakeland Walker, Trail and Cumbria magazines. His previous books include Across Scotland on Foot, Long Days in Lakeland and Welsh 3000ft Challenges. He has written many other Cicerone guides, including Walking in the Lowther Hills, The Book of the Bivvy and Not the West Highland Way.