Alastair Borthwick Lived A Life Of Adventure

Posted on August 8, 2019

When Alastair Borthwick passed away in 2003, the world lost a talented writer and broadcaster. The Scottish author was born in 1913 and lived through the Second World War and even served in it. The experiences that he had during the war were chronicled in his book that was published in 1946 known as Sans Peur. The book was later republished under the title of Battalion when it was put back into print in the year 1994. Today, the work by Alastair Borthwick is seen as one of the classics of the genre and many people are still enjoying it. While Sans Peur is a classic in its own genre, it is not the only book that he has written that went down in literary history.

Alastair Borthwick had a passion for climbing around the countryside during a time where the sport was seen as one for the elite. With the changes in culture and the economy that took place near the turn of the 20th century, the sport began becoming popular among those who could not find gainful employment during a time where there was a record low number of jobs available. Always a Little Further was first put into publication in 1939 and it was the first literary success that Alastair Borthwick had. Unlike Sans Peur, the story told in Always a Little Further chronicled a time in the author’s life in which he explored the highlands of Scotland over a decade and lived a relatively carefree life.

Today, Alastair Borthwick is remembered fondly by those who knew him personally and those that enjoyed his literary and broadcasting work. He passed away on September 25, 2003, and went down in history as one of the people who managed to popularize the sport of climbing in Scotland and Europe in general. While he may no longer be with us, the author will remain a part of history. He was able to capture the human condition in a way that was unique from anything that had been written in the past.

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Categories: Adventurer, Author, Career, Journalism, Radio Broadcaster, Writer

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