Alastair Borthwick was raised in Troon having been born in Ruther Glen. He later moved to Glasgow where he received high school education. He was an active member in school where he became a member of Officer Training Corps. He was born in a period when climbing and mountaineering consisted of a voyage of formulaic books which were recounting traveling to interesting places. One of his famous pieces of work was a book he wrote: “Always a Little Further” which outlined the movement of the working class and the unemployed people of Glasgow and Clydebank in Scotland. Alastair Borthwick gained inspiration to write his book from a movement in Germany which encouraged people to practice hiking and climbing.
This wave, later on, spread to Northern Europe which led to the formation of an association of youth hostels. However, lack of jobs in Clydebank Shipyards prevented progress in Scotland. The capable people were privileged to hitch-hike in the Western Highlands who formed informal clubs one which was known as Creagh Dhu. Alastair Borthwick has his own way of writing which was different from the other writers. While other writers concentrated on mountaineering, Alastair Borthwick (@alastairborthwickauthor) wrote about personalities of the new breed of impoverished unrestricted climbers and gangrels. All that he wrote about was interesting and also added some humor to his book.
His humor and way of writing made his book to be classified as a classical book which is still read up to date. He secured a chance to join the British Army in World War II he was given Lieutenant Rank in the army. Due to his hard work and determination, he was made captain and then later on Substantive Lieutenant. The author will live to remember by his success in leading a battalion of soldiers to war was he had nothing to show the direction rather he used his senses of direction. Among other books he wrote was “San Peur” which documented the World War II regimes. Check Borthwick’s profile on Crunchbase.
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