I often think that the night is more alive and more richly coloured than the day- Van Gogh

Alan Rowan

Author & Mountain Fanatic

Alan Rowan has been a journalist for more than 40 years, working in Dundee, Aberdeen and on a variety of national newspapers in Glasgow. He held executive positions for 12 years on the Daily Record, including five years as sports editor. He is now semi-retired and spends his time tramping Scotland's hills and writing about the great outdoors for newspapers and magazines.

He is also a mountain fanatic, having climbed the Munros three times, the Corbetts and all the 3000-foot peaks in England, Ireland and Wales, many of them during the wee, small hours. He is currently closing in on a fourth Munros finish as well as ticking off the Grahams. He is married with two daughters and lives near Dundee on Scotland's sunny east coast.

Alan's debut book, Moonwalker: Adventures of a Midnight Mountaineer, was published by BackPage Press in 2014 and can be purchased via Amazon. The follow-up, A Mountain Before Breakfast, came out in 2016. Alan writes online as Munro Moonwalker, and you can read more about the book at the Munro Moonwalker website, and follow Alan on Twitter and Facebook.