Ash Routen

Ash Routen

is creating adventure stories

8

patrons

$49

per month
We're all inspired by different things in life. Fast cars, art, music, books, you name it. For me, it's daring deeds of adventure. I'm not talking about a cycle tour across Europe, I'm talking adventurers walking across icecaps and surviving on half a flapjack a day kind of territory. The epics are what float my boat, and I know there are others like me out there.

I work as a scientist in a hospital, but outside my 9-to-5 I spend my early mornings, evenings and weekends hustling to report on global expedition news from world-class adventurers. Everest, K2, Antarctica, the Atlantic - that sort of stuff. My work's been published widely in the UK and US in magazines and newspapers like Outside, Rock and Ice, UK Climbing, Red Bull, Daily Telegraph, Financial Times etc.

But what I have less time to do is to tell the epic and often whacky adventure stories that inspire me. And I’m asking for your help. I'd like to be able to afford to set aside one day a week to put away the reporting and create inspiring feature stories. Here's an example 'Everest's most peculiar casualty' which has had over 10k reads worldwide. These sorts of stories require a lot of background research. Not easily done around a full-time job.

That’s where you come in. I'm lucky enough to have a small group of people who follow my work and tell me what they want to hear about next. I'm asking for your support, if you can afford it, because I want to get my more ambitious and creative work from my head, onto the page, for others to enjoy.

Thank you.

Tiers
Kilimanjaro Package
$5 or more per month

Access locked feature stories
Thank you. You've decided to support my work and writing, and that's more than enough. You get access to one epic locked adventure story on Patreon per month.

Aconcagua Package
$10 or more per month

Access locked feature stories + a handwritten thank you
Think of this as the equivalent of taking me out for a coffee.  As well as access to my locked stories, you'll get a monthly handwritten personalised postcard from me with an update on my writing over the past month.

Everest Package
$25 or more per month

Access locked feature stories + a handwritten thank you + help with your own adventure writing

Think of this as hiring a writing buddy. I'll read drafts of your work and help you to try and get your work published. And if I'm ever in your town, we can have lunch or coffee. 

We're all inspired by different things in life. Fast cars, art, music, books, you name it. For me, it's daring deeds of adventure. I'm not talking about a cycle tour across Europe, I'm talking adventurers walking across icecaps and surviving on half a flapjack a day kind of territory. The epics are what float my boat, and I know there are others like me out there.

I work as a scientist in a hospital, but outside my 9-to-5 I spend my early mornings, evenings and weekends hustling to report on global expedition news from world-class adventurers. Everest, K2, Antarctica, the Atlantic - that sort of stuff. My work's been published widely in the UK and US in magazines and newspapers like Outside, Rock and Ice, UK Climbing, Red Bull, Daily Telegraph, Financial Times etc.

But what I have less time to do is to tell the epic and often whacky adventure stories that inspire me. And I’m asking for your help. I'd like to be able to afford to set aside one day a week to put away the reporting and create inspiring feature stories. Here's an example 'Everest's most peculiar casualty' which has had over 10k reads worldwide. These sorts of stories require a lot of background research. Not easily done around a full-time job.

That’s where you come in. I'm lucky enough to have a small group of people who follow my work and tell me what they want to hear about next. I'm asking for your support, if you can afford it, because I want to get my more ambitious and creative work from my head, onto the page, for others to enjoy.

Thank you.

Recent posts by Ash Routen

Tiers
Kilimanjaro Package
$5 or more per month

Access locked feature stories
Thank you. You've decided to support my work and writing, and that's more than enough. You get access to one epic locked adventure story on Patreon per month.

Aconcagua Package
$10 or more per month

Access locked feature stories + a handwritten thank you
Think of this as the equivalent of taking me out for a coffee.  As well as access to my locked stories, you'll get a monthly handwritten personalised postcard from me with an update on my writing over the past month.

Everest Package
$25 or more per month

Access locked feature stories + a handwritten thank you + help with your own adventure writing

Think of this as hiring a writing buddy. I'll read drafts of your work and help you to try and get your work published. And if I'm ever in your town, we can have lunch or coffee.