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About Sidetracked

Sidetracked captures the emotion and experience of adventure throughout the world. We seek out the undiscovered, challenge ourselves, and push back limits. But above all, we create connections – with humanity, history, landscape and culture. We share meaningful stories that represent all life on this planet. Because, by creating an inspired community, together we can forge a trail for positive change.

We’ve always been rooted in inspirational journeys – telling stories online and via our print journals (three times per year of those who put themselves out there, setting aside fear and doubt in order to experience the breathtaking, the awe-inspiring, and the magical.

If you would like to contribute a story, please review our contribution guidelines.

The Sidetracked Team

John Summerton

Chief Editor, Designer and Producer

John is an award-winning graphic designer who chose to combine his fascination for adventure and exploration with his love of good design, typography and photography to create Sidetracked – in hope that it would become the pinnacle of adventure publishing. It was founded online in 2011 before moving into print in 2014.

I: @johnsummerton
T: @John_Summerton

Alex Roddie


Alex Roddie is an outdoor and nature writer, photographer, and editorial professional. A reformed alpinist with a background in Scottish winter climbing and traditional Alpine mountaineering, he now loves nothing better than long-distance lightweight backpacking in wild and remote locations. Routes completed in recent years include the Cape Wrath Trail and Pyrenean Haute Route.

He is an internationally published award-winning writer and author, and a regular contributor to several British outdoor and photographic publications including The Great Outdoors,, and On Landscape. His books include Wanderlust Europe: The Great European Hike (gestalten, 2020).

In 2014 he established Pinnacle Editorial, offering editorial services for self-published authors, magazines, and publishers. After several years as Sidetracked’s sub-editor, he became editor in 2020.

I: @alex_roddie
T: @alex_roddie

Martin Hartley

Director of Photography

One of the world’s leading expedition and adventure travel photographers, Martin Hartley specialises in documenting the most inaccessible places on earth. He has documented many unique polar assignments and is one of the only professional photographers to have crossed the Arctic Ocean on foot and with dogs. His work has been published worldwide in international press and and photographic, travel and adventure magazines, and he has the rare distinction of commissions for National Geographic publications under his belt – in addition to Sidetracked of course.

I: @martinrhartley
T: @MartinRHartley

Jenny Tough

Contributing Editor

Jenny Tough is an enthusiast for all things endurance challenges and adventure travel. Whether it be a race or a solo adventure, her desire to push her limits has led her to numerous corners of the world. She is currently working on a global challenge to run, solo and unsupported, across a mountain range on every continent (5/6 complete). She’s also competed in long-distance bikepacking races, including becoming the first woman to finish both the inaugural Silk Road Mountain Race and Atlas Mountain Race – considered two of the toughest off-road bike races. Outside of her personal pursuits, she is on a mission to get more people outside and challenging their own comfort zones, particularly women and girls, which she has championed by launching a book called Tough Women: Adventure Stories.

I: @jennytough
Daniel Neilson

Online Editor

Daniel is a writer specialising in adventure, travel, food, outdoor gear and beer.

I: @danieljneilson

Tom Hill

Contributing Editor

Documenting his relationship with the landscape and the emotions this elicits, Tom loves telling stories. Whether it be running, riding or simply sitting still. From the other side of the world to the remotest reaches of Scotland, or his local woods, Tom seeks adventure – and more importantly, fun – wherever the may be. An occasional endurance racer, he is perhaps most content when exploring his own physical and mental capabilities while indulging in play in the outdoors.

In addition to his work for Sidetracked, Tom is regular contributing writer, editor and photographer for Singletrack Mountain Bike Magazine and cyclocross publication, as well as copywriting for a number of outdoor brands.

T: @24Tom
I: @24Tom

Kieran Creevy

Contributing Editor

Kieran is a freelance contributing editor for Sidetracked Magazine, having started off with an outdoor cooking pitch three years ago. Over the past few years he’s also produced gourmet outdoor recipes for a number of print and online magazines including, Ripcord Adventure Journal, Garden Heaven and the Irish Independent Weekend supplement.

T: @kierancreevy
I: @kierancreevy


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We work extremely hard alongside our contributors to bring you the very best stories from across the world of adventure travel. Hence we politely wish to ask other websites and publications to refrain from cloning our content without prior expressed permission from Sidetracked. The featuring of Sidetracked-edited content is strictly forbidden, and we ask that all work first appearing on the Sidetracked website be credited as such with a link to the original story.