Beyond Blindness Podcast

I was recently interviewed by Christian Stahl about how my experiences on the mountains had changed my life.  Taking decisions in critical moments is vital when the world is throwing everything at you.  Right, wrong, good or bad, you have to live with them for the rest of your life.

Heres the podcast on Christians ‘Beyond Blindness’ Website…

011 – How to take decisions in critical moments of our lives

Here’s the podcast on other sites…





Spring – An Ode to the Old and New

Spring should be a time for celebration as new life bursts forth and drives the grey skies of winter away. As a child I spent many happy days with my father watching the buds burst, flowers rise and listening to the birds call, but this spring is different.

This spring is grey again. On the first day of spring this year, I lost the man who gave me my love of the outdoors. An early morning call was like a tolling bell and within a few hours, he was gone…

StoryHinge Podcast

I recently recorded a StoryHinge Podcast with Jason Vidaurri about my life in Mountaineering and what life lessons it has taught me.

#89 Nigel Vardy

Over the Horizon Lecture – RGS & MHT Blencathra Field Centre


I’ll be speaking at a RGS-IBG lecture which promises to be an exciting evening of adventure and drama. I’ll be covering some of my exploits across the globe from high mountain peaks to remote rain forests.

Held at Blencathra Field Studies Centre, Threlkeld, Keswick, Cumbria.  CA12 4SG on 15th Sept 2018

“The world may be extensively mapped, and the internet can show images of anything, anywhere, but there is nothing like sticking your head over the ridge, or round the corner to see what’s there with your own eyes”

Walk and Talk

While medication can help some people cope with their mental health problems, many also benefit from being outside more, getting some exercise and enjoying what the great outdoors has to offer. That’s why  Winfields Outdoors Walk & Talk campaign has been created.   Its aim is to contribute to the wider conversation around mental health and encourage more people to use what nature has provided as just one method of tackling their issue.

I’ve written a blog for Winfields regarding my life in the outdoors and how its saved me many times…

Walk & Talk