Alastair Borthwick was an author. He will always be remembered as a talented broadcaster, a professional journalist, a war historian, an organizer of national exhibitions, and the man whose book was almost never published. His fame came about after he published a book known as Always a Little Further in 1939. Alastair will also remain in the books of history for the role that he played during World War II. Most of his work would revolve around hill climbing and mountaineering. He also tried to depict World War II from the perspective of an infantry soldier and a captain.
About Alastair Borthwick
During the world war, Alastair Borthwick spent most of his time in the Western Desert, Europe, and Sicily. He also had the honor of leading the whole battalion at some point while trying to maneuver the German lines that were near Venlo. There was more to Borthwick than being a soft author whose primary focus was on the happy times in the Scottish hills.
Alastair Borthwick died at the age of 90. He was regarded as a good writer. Luckily, Borthwick was also able to write about different fields. His second book was known as Sans Peur. The book was published in 1946, and it was focused on the last years of World War II. Borthwick will always be remembered for the passion that he had when it came to climbing in the highlands that are situated in Scotland.
The Career and Early Life of Alastair Borthwick
Alastair Borthwick hailed from Troon, Ayrshire; this is the area where he was born and raised. He then relocated to Glasgow while he was 11 years old. At the age of 16, he left high school. He began to work at the Evening Times where he was a copy-taker. Later on, he graduated from the Glasgow Weekly Herald. Alastair’s duties were also diverse since the number of staff at the company was small. He would respond to the queries that were brought forth by readers, and he would also compile the crosswords. Borthwick was able to learn about mountaineering through the open air page. During that period, many people were employed, and they mostly spent their time mountaineering as a form of leisure.