In 2009, Peter wrote an article for the Independent about his return to climbing Munros. This was inspired by our grandson, Jake, then aged six and shown in the picture below, with grand-dad Peter (left) and father Seth (right) on the summit of Meall nan Tarmachan in August 2008.
In 1994, Peter wrote an article for the Independent about Jonathan Pratt, a British mountaineer whose ascent of K2, the world's second highest mountain, caused controversy. Some members of the mountaineering world voiced doubts as to whether he had actually reached the summit, and Peter reported on Pratt's ascent and the subsequent dispute.
1998, Peter wrote an article for the Mail on Sunday about the death of the Russian climber Anatoli Boukreev.
In 2003, the 50th anniversary of the British first ascent of Everest, Peter described how Swiss climbers almost got to the summit first. His article appeared in the Sunday Times Magazine. Link to text here:
Peter told another mountaineering story in 2003, this time about Joe Simpson and Simon Yates, protagonists in the astonishing mountaineering tale Touching the Void.
In 2004, Peter wrote an article for the Sunday Times Magazine about a long-running mountaineering controversy featuring Reinhold Messner, "the supreme climber of our times".
In 2006, we unravelled a mountaineering mystery, concerning the poignant death of the Everest climber David Sharp.
David Sharp article
Here are links to two more mountaineering articles Peter wrote for the Independent newspaper in the 1990s: