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Robert Twigger
Freelance

Robert Twigger is is a British poet, writer and explorer. His latest book is White Mountain: Real and Imagined Journeys in the Himalayas (2016), and he divides his time between the UK and Egypt.

Essays
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Essay/War & Conflict
The legend of the Legion

His cap is bleached as white as the bones of a Saharan camel. Is the romance of the French Foreign Legion a cult of death?

Robert Twigger

Essay/Sports & Games
A higher plane

For centuries, altitude sickness thwarted our attempts to reach sacred heights. What mysterious force repelled us?

Robert Twigger

Essay/Cultures & Languages
Master of many trades

Our age reveres the specialist but humans are natural polymaths, at our best when we turn our minds to many things

Robert Twigger

Essay/Stories & Literature
Desert silence

City life is a constant, maddening hum. Only in a place like the Sahara can we hear the nothingness that revives

Robert Twigger