First Review

co-founded the Dark Mountain Project in 2009, and was one of the project’s directors until stepping back in 2017. His books include the Man Booker-longlisted novel The Wake and his collection of Dark Mountain essays Confessions of a Recovering Environmentalist.
The first review (that we’ve seen) of issue one of Dark Mountain, written by Alastair McIntosh, has been posted today on the Bella Caledonia website. Alastair is, of course, a Dark Mountain contributor, but by no means an uncritical one and he brings a great integrity to everything he does. Worth a read.

There was a recent debate about Dark Mountain on the same site, which is now to be turned into a live action event. I’ll be talking about Dark Mountain, and the issues surrounding it, with a few other people, possibly including Alastair, at the Big Tent Festival in Fife in July. Come and contribute if you’re in the area. Later in the year, I’ll also be talking about the book at the Edinburgh Radical Bookfair, so I hope to meet some Scottish mountaineers at both events.


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