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Photo credits: Mark Seaton collection, Charles Sherwood, John Norris, Jeff Brown & Faerthen Felix.
Site design: Faerthen Felix, 2005.

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get stuff Stuff with mountain themed graphics for your next armchair alpine adventure.
  • T-shirts, sweatshirts, mugs, etc. UK | US
  • Free mountain images desktop wallpaper:
    Click on the link below for your screen resolution. Right click on the image (control-click on a Mac) and select the option 'Set as Background' or 'Set as Wallpaper.'

Mer de Glace
Mer de Glace...

sunrise tour
Ski tour at sunrise...
...Or make your own stuff from images on the "photos" page.


Mountain Stories written by Mark Seaton over the years for the newsletter of the George Fisher Outdoor Equipment Shop in Keswick, Marden's Ski Club Annual, & other publications.

Mark the Mountain Guide


Children's Books:

"Mark the Mountain Guide" stories by Mark Seaton & Graham Philpot from Boxer Books.

Order the books:

  • "Mark the Mountain Guide" UK | US
  • "Mark the Mountain Guide & the Compass Adventure" UK | US

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Historic interest stories:

Description of the Alps first ski tour: "Crossing An Alpine Pass On Ski" by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, published in "The Strand" magazine, 1894

The Ascent of Mt. Ventoux, by Francesco Petrarch, 1336. The first famous guy to climb a mountain when, "Nothing but the desire to see its conspicuous height was the reason for this undertaking."

High Adventure:

Description of Mark Seaton and Charles Sherwood's ascent of the notorious Eiger North Wall in September, 2007, by Charles Sherwood. | photos

Description of Mark Seaton and Charles Sherwood's ascent of the Aiguille de Peuterey Blanche in August, 2008, by Charles Sherwood. | photos

, September, 2010. By Charles Sherwood. | photos

This is a video of ski-gliding the North Face of the Eiger.

Eiger webcam.


Songs inspired by recent mountain trips with Mark (right-click & save to your computer, then listen with your favorite media program).
  • Oberland Man by Paul Cherry: MP4 (2.44M) | WMF (3.62M)
  • Rhythm of the Mountains (Rando Blues) by Garth Emrich: MP4 (3.55M) | WMF (2.69M)


Recipes for mountain goodies.
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