Sarah Stirling | Outdoor Adventure Editor and Writer
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Below is a sample of articles I’ve written – you can click to read them as magazine pages.

travel articles

Exploring the Faroe Isles

Inside the Scottish skiing renaissance

Secret trails of Pembrokeshire and Ceredigion

Surfing and van life in Australia

Skiing lift-serviced backcountry in New Zealand

Climbing, hiking and cycling all over Sicily

I lived in Chamonix for four years. Here are my favourite trails

Nine weeks MTB bikepacking around New Zealand

Cycle touring the islands of Arctic Norway


Once, Britain heaved with outdoor gear factories. What is still made here and is it any good?

As animal welfare charities campaign for down to be banned, I find out the facts behind the fluff

Can you be both a good climber and a good mother? A gentle look at a sensitive topic

Both want to set an Everest speed record. What drives Kilian Jornet and Ueli Steck to live fast?

The intimate drugs cabinet hidden within all of us, and how to access it…

What’s it really like to be a sponsored hero? Eight climbers bare all from the cutting edge of climbing


Danny MacAskill

Robert Macfarlane

Ant Middleton

Chris Sharma

Colin Prior

Ant Middleton

My story

I always knew what I wanted to do: I wrote and illustrated my first book, The Family’s Adventures, when I was six and started freelancing for outdoor magazines and websites as soon as I graduated (with first-class honours in English Literature and Language). For the past five years I’ve been Assistant Editor of BMC Summit, the UK’s most widely read outdoor magazine, which focusses on mountain sports. I’ve also been Editor of the Outdoor Adventure Guide, the summer sister of Fall-line Skiing magazine, for two years. It’s a fun, very British take on camping, bushcraft and adventuring. These are both freelance positions and I also write for other outdoor magazines and websites.

My work

I’m an outdoor storyteller. I love exploring cultures and landscapes, delving into outdoor issues like the ethics of down production, and bringing the stories of inspiring people to light, like Danny Macaskill, Robert Macfarlane and Hazel Findlay. I’ve been a gear editor for one publication or another for over ten years now. I enjoy commissioning work from my contemporaries, too, and showcasing their brilliant outdoor writing and photography.

My services

A perfectionist editor and writer, I work hard to earn the testimonials you’ll see below. Feel free to contact me if you are a magazine editor looking for words and photographs on any outdoor subject. I also occasionally take on copywriting and PR work – past clients include Inov8, Jagged Globe and Sheffield Adventure Film Festival.


Articles written this month


Years as a writer and editor


Outdoor faces interviewed this month


Follow the journey

I am always exploring the outdoors. Follow me for pretty pictures of adventures in the British backcountry and further afield.

Some of my clients