About the author

Keith Foskett

<p>Keith Foskett was born and raised in southeast England, amongst quintessential rolling English countryside. It was here that he nurtured a passion for hiking and the outdoors, and this forms the basis of much of his writing work.<br /> <br /> Having discovered, and hiked 1000 miles of the ancient pilgrim&#39;s route known as El Camino de Santiago in Spain, the appetite for hiking was fuelled further. All 2640 miles of America&#39;s Pacific Crest Trail followed, and 2200 miles weaving along the Appalachian Trail. He still hikes and holds a deep respect for the outdoor spaces of this world, always looking for another adventure.<br /> <br /> He contributes to various outdoor publications. In 2012 and 2015 he was shortlisted for Outdoor Personality of the Year by The Great Outdoors Magazine. His second book - The Last Englishman, was also nominated for Outdoor Book of the Year. His third offering - Balancing on Blue was also shortlisted for Outdoor Book of the Year.<br /> His outdoor blog (keithfoskett.com) is hugely popular and was voted outdoor blog of the year by the Go Outdoors chain.<br /> <br /> Partial to a decent bottle of Rioja, down sleeping bags and woollen underwear, he was born, and still lives in West Sussex, England.</p>