Sarah Stirling | Outdoor Adventure Editor and Writer
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Snowdonian lakes and rivers ticked on my last challenge


years as an outdoor adventure writer and editor


kilometres of Patagonia planned for my next adventure

my story

I always knew what I wanted to do – see photo below! After scraping first-class honours in English Literature and Language, I began writing for a range of adventure magazines. That was 15 years ago. Writing regular articles led to freelance editorial roles, such as Short Breaks Editor of Adventure Travel magazine and Gear Editor of The Outdoor Adventure Guide. Between 2009 and 2013 I was the full-time Gear and Features Editor of UKClimbing and UKHillwalking, the UK’s most popular outdoor website. I then moved to Chamonix and returned to freelancing.

current work

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. The latter is a fun, very British take on camping, bushcraft and adventuring. Working freelance for both these titles allows me the freedom to take on other interesting writing projects. I now live in Snowdonia.

my services

I’m primarily an outdoor storyteller. I particularly enjoy exploring cultures and landscapes, delving into topical environmental issues, and bringing the work of inspiring people to light. Feel free to contact me if you are the commissioning editor of an outdoor magazine or book company. A perfectionist editor and writer, I work hard to earn the testimonials you’ll see below. I occasionally take on copywriting and PR work, too – past clients include Inov8 (running gear brand), Jagged Globe (expedition company) and Sheffield Adventure Film Festival.


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

Bikepacking the Balkans – Croatia, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Montenegro and Albania


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

Ellie Harrison


recent posts

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