Writing

Martin Chester: professional writingMartin Chester: Professional Writing

From writing annual company reports to my role as the Backcountry Editor of Fall-line skiing magazine I have a pretty wide range of experience. From DVD scripts to blogs, news and media releases; I have written and published numerous documents for a diverse range of purpose and audience. Please be patient as I start to catalogue them here, so you can easily find all these examples in the future.

I take commissions for reports and reviews as part of my consultancy work, so please don’t hesitate to get in touch if you have a project I can help with.

Joint Services Activity Management Review

Joint Services Activity Management Review

The Joint services have been developing their Adventurous Training award schemes over the past few years, bringing them more closely in to line with their civilian equivalents. Every year, they employ a team of British Mountain Guides to work on...Read More »


Getting Active Outdoors: A major project, report and workshops for Sport England and the OIA

This exciting project was commissioned by Sport England, in partnership with the Outdoor Industries Association, to examine the demand and supply of outdoor provision and take an in-depth look at the profile of the outdoor consumer.

I joined Kelly Gordon of KG Sport, working for Andrew Denton of the OIA, to...Read More »


Mountain Training England - Quality Assurance Review

The Mountain Training England award schemes and qualfications courses are delivered by a diverse team of providers across the country. Maintaining the standard and high quality of these awards has always been a priority for this training board. As part of a larger whoesale review of the Walking Awards, I...Read More »


Fall Line 103 - Ski Safaris

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Hailed as ‘touring without tears’ the ski safari opens up the world of backcountry. Here are a few of Europe’s finest, chosen by four of the best British Mountain Guides.

The Ski Safari is a great way for off piste skiers to enjoy the journeying aspect of touring, without being...Read More »


Fall Line 103 - 60 second guide to backcountry

If you haven’t already discovered the pow-haven/adrenaline-pumping/awe-inspiring thrills that ducking under the ropes brings, here’s our concise(ish) guide to all things backcountry.

In this article, Mary Creighton adds to the thoughts of myself and Eric Kendall (of Ski Zinal fame) to produce a whistle stop guide to going off piste....Read More »


Fall Line 100 - Ultimate Expeditions

They can take years to plan, and be over in a matter of hours, but the rush can last a lifetime. Here are five of the best ski adventures, chosen by five of the best British Mountain Guides.

This article was a joy to compile – by calling on the...Read More »


Fall Line 98 - Under the ropes: get the kit!

Planning on heading in to the Backcountry this winter? Whether it’s a short boot over a col or a full blown multi day tour, Martin Chester has the lowdown on the essentials you don’t want to leave without.

From blizzard bags to swanky new ice tools, this is a review...Read More »


Fall Line 91 - Off Limits: Get the kit!

Want to duck under the ropes and get away from the crowds? Whether it’s a short boot over a col or a full blown tour miles from the lifts, these are the essentials you need to make escape as easy as possible.

From bindings to skins, boots to beacons, this article...Read More »


Fall Line 87 - Cafe to Couloir

Fancy mounting a last minute ski weekend mission this season? British Mountain Guide Martin Chester gives you the lowdown on how you can ditch your Saturday morning cup of tea for some fresh pow in double quick time.

What does it take to turn a plan into reality? This article explores...Read More »


Fall Line 86 - Early Season Treasures

Unstable snow packs, boulders disguised under light dustings of powder, crevasses masked by early drifts – there are plenty of good reasons for not donning a pair of skins until Spring.But choose carefully and there are amazing fresh tracks out there. Here, five British Mountain Guides suggest their favourite...Read More »