Alastair Borthwick, a legendary author and outdoorsman

Alastair Borthwick is a renowned Scottish iconic author and thrill-seeker. Experiencing the Second World War and spending most of his life exploring natural adventures gave him a strong foundation as a broadcaster and writer. His writing career revolves around triumphs and failures. He has been able to expound on both the bad and good human condition unlike any other writer of his time. Alastair transitioned from writing to radio broadcasting and hosting Television shows, where he displayed a great media personality.

During his early ages, Alastair Borthwick moved with his family to Glasgow where he attended Glasgow High School. At the age of 16, he dropped out of school and joined the workforce at the Evening Times newspaper and later the Herald. Among his roles in these jobs included taking down a copy from listeners and compilation of crosswords. With his quick and excellent writing skills, Alastair rose through the ranks quickly and established himself as a reputable writer. He was later offered opportunities in London to work at the Daily Mirror and BBC where he showcased great script writing skills.

As he worked at the Herald, Alastair Borthwick was introduced to hiking adventures at the Scottish highlands. He quickly developed a passion for the hiking and hill climbing activities. He used to embark on an adventure course every weekend which turned to be a substantial foundation for his amazing literary career. In this regard, Alastair published his first literary work Always a Little Further in 1939. This is a famous masterpiece giving a hill climbing insight in Scotland. This book is created with imagery that takes thrill-seekers on explorations through valleys, up the mountains and through lands they could never have dreamt. The book gives an insight into the need for everyone to explore the beauty of nature.

Another legendary piece of work written by Alastair Borthwick was about the world war. During The Second World War, he decided to join the forces where he eventually ranked to the level of captain. He was an intelligence officer in the battalion. This gave him a first-hand experience of the war which enabled him to write a book that provided perfect imagery of the events happening during the war.