Selection of Articles

Regular articles and reports, usually illustrated with Venables’s own photographs, for the following specialist journals:

Alpine Journal
American Alpine Journal
Climber Magazine USA
Climbing magazine UK
High magazine – regular monthly column 1986 – 1998
Mountain magazine
Geographical magazine

Also occasional articles for:
La Montagna

Daily Telegraph outdoor pages 1991 – 1997
Assorted articles. Topics included:
Catherine Destivelle
Chris Bonington and Robin Knox-Johnstone
Caving in South Wales
The London cycle route
Will McLewin – musician, botanist and mountaineer
Gravel extraction in upper Thames valley

Guardian 1993
Cover story on 1953 Everest expedition

The Scotsman
November 1995 – article on autism
2000 – article on following Shackleton’s steps across South Georgia

Country Living Magazine 1997
Historical feature on the great plant hunters

Daily Telegraph magazine 1998
Personal account of sailing climbing expedition to Tierra del Fuego

Gardens Illustrated magazine 1999
Story on traditional vegetable-dyed carpet project in Turkey

Independent on Saturday – garden pages – 2002
Feature on Dick Renshaw’s sculpture exhibition at Hergest Croft
Feature on natural swimming pools

Daily Telegraph 1999 – 2003
Occasional reviews for Saturday books page

Observer January 2000
Personal account of life with an autistic child.

Sunday Telegraph 2000
Feature on Reinhold Messner and hunt for yeti.

Recent Articles Available on the Internet

01.07.01 – Mail on Sunday
 Travel – Kenya conservation

09.06.02 – Mail on Sunday – Mount Olympus

16.01.05 –  Sunday Times News Review
Playing for Time – interview with Auschwitz cellist survivor Anita Lasker-Wallfisch

20.02.05 – Mail on Sunday Travel – skiing in Val d’Anniviers

27.02.05 – Sunday Times Travel – Himalayan trekking,,10292-1504792.html

05.02.2006 – Sunday Times Travel – Music with Altitude – Lucerne Festival

27.08.06 – Sunday Times News Review – Ranulph Fiennes Eiger training,,2092-2330026,00.html

Mail on Sunday Travel – Walking in Picos de Europa–article.html?in_article_id=46765

10.07.06 – Independent – Obituary of Henry Osmaston, geographer and explorer

28.11.06 – Independent – Obituary of Bernard Rimland, autism expert

02.09.07 – Sunday Times News Review – Haramosh disaster 50th anniversary

28.11.07 – Guardian
On Thinning Ice – Climate change in The Alps

13.01.08 – Sunday Times A Step Into History – Sir Edmund Hillary
19.10.08 – Observer  Nordic skiing in Austria

17.04.2010 – Guardian Walking and climbing in Asturias

29.04.2011 – Independent Nawang Gombu obituary

21.09.2011 – Independent Walter Bonatti obituary

14.05.2012 – Daily Mail Lycian coast

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