James Michael Forrest is a British adventurer, hiker and author best known for climbing all 1,001 mountains across the UK and Ireland in the fastest known time.
His inspirational story - from bored office worker to intrepid adventurer - is told in his debut book Mountain Man, winner of the prestigious Book of the Year accolade in the 2019 The Great Outdoors Readers Awards.
James Forrest climbed 1,001 mountains across the UK and Ireland from 2017 to 2019 in a record-breaking and inspiring adventure. He walked over 5,000km, climbed the height of Everest 30 times and slept wild under the stars over 100 times. It was the adventure that led the Sunday Telegraph to nickname him the UK's "Mountain Man".
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Published by Bloomsbury, James Forrest's debut book Mountain Man: 446 Mountains, Six months, One record-breaking adventure is available on Amazon. To order a signed copy for £15 including P&P contact James directly using the form below.
James has spoken about his adventures at several high-profile events, including the Night of Adventure in London, Keswick Mountain Festival and a four-date tour of Ireland with Mountaineering Ireland. His style is light-hearted and funny.
James is an NQJ-qualified journalist and former newspaper reporter. He now works as a freelance outdoors and travel writer. His work has been published in the Sunday Telegraph, Guardian, Trail, The Great Outdoors, Country Walking and many more.
James Michael Forrest's inspirational mountain adventures have earned him 50,000 followers on social media, across Instagram, Twitter and Facebook. Check out Mountain Man's Instagram feed below or click on the links to follow his accounts.