The life of author and journalist Alastair Borthwick is one that has beenfollowed by readers and listeners around the world. When it comes to the sport of climbing, he is considered an expert and has written about the subject extensively. A collection of these pieces was compiled in his book Always a Little Further. In this book, Alastair Borthwick recounted the times that he spent hiking all around the hills of his native Scotland and beyond. Not only did he enjoy the sport itself, but he also enjoyed the experiences that he had in the process and the many interesting people that he was able to meet during the process. There was an untold world that the writer was able to explore during a time where a lot of people were unable to find employment.
While Alastair Borthwick may have passed away at the age of 90 in 2003, he is still well-remembered today because of his work. During World War 2, he served in North Africa with the Highland Light Infantry. During his time with the military, he mainly served as a Battalion Intelligence Officer in which he achieved the rank of Captain. He had been promoted to the position of war substantive lieutenant in 1941 after transferring to Reconnaissance Corps. Near the end of the war, Alastair Borthwick led the 600 men of his battalion behind enemy lines in the middle of the night. When the Germans came to wake up in the morning, they found that his men had dug in behind their troops.
The experience of war that Alastair Borthwick had was written about in Sans Peur. While the book went by that name when it was first published, in 1994 it was republished under the name of Battalion. While there had been books written from the perspective of retired generals, his book was written form the viewpoint of a junior officer who had been risking his life on the front line instead of just giving commands for others to follow. It ended up being highly acclaimed and is well-read even today.
Ted Bauman is a man who has used his years of financial, business and economic development knowledge to better the lives of millions of people. He has helped individual investors manage and increase their personal wealth while also serving vast groups of disadvantaged people.
Born in Washington D.C., Ted Bauman spent his early years in the Maryland shores area. He moved to South Africa as a teenager. When it was time for college, he matriculated at the University of Cape Town in the Western Cape Province of South Africa. He earned his bachelor’s degree in history and economics.
After college, he began working in the non-profit sector as a fund manager for low-cost housing projects. He is noted for his work with an organization called Slum Dwellers International, a group he founded. This entity took on the gigantic task of assisting millions of people living in marginal housing conditions on the edges of major urban centers. Slum Dwellers has been credited with helping some 14 million people find better living conditions and affordable housing.
Bauman was also Habitat for Humanity International’s Director of International Housing Programs from 2008 through 2013.
After 25 years of accumulating a long résumé of successful jobs and associations in South Africa, Ted Bauman returned to his native United States. He joined Banyan Hill Publishing in 2013. Banyan Hill was originally founded in 1998 as The Sovereign Society, a company dedicated to global asset protection and the concept of self-reliance based on building personal wealth for its clients. It was rebranded as Banyan Hill Publishing in 2016.
Ted Bauman works as an editor and financial writer at Banyan, among other functions. He publishes The Bauman Letter. This publication offers advice on wealth building investment strategies and securing personal assets. He also recently launched “Smart Money,” a weekly stock trading service.
Throughout his remarkable career, Ted Bauman said his primary motivation has always been to help others. He credits his deep knowledge in finance as the vehicle that has helped him fulfill his dream of making the dreams of other people comes true.
Born in 1913 in Scotland, Alastair Borthwick achieved fame as the writer of Always a Little Further. Despite being known as a writer, throughout his life he was also a journalist, broadcaster, war historian, and rock-climbing enthusiast. He left high school when he was 16, and started working for the Evening Times. While he was only a copytaker at the time, that launched his career in journalism. He then moved on to become part of the Glasgow Weekly Herald staff, and, given the small staff, he had various duties, from writing content to compiling the crossword.
He became interested in mountaineering after discovering the newspaper’s open air page. Most of his experiences climbing ended up in the newspaper, and then later on used most of his material for his Always a Little Further novel, which almost didn’t get published. The content of the book was considered unusual and did not impress Faber and Faber, but T.S. Eliot insisted on the book getting published – and it never went out of print since getting launched in 1930.
During World War II, Borthwick signed up and reachedthe rank of Captain, spending most of his time with the 51st Highland Division’s 5th Seaforth Highlanders. His time during the war ended up being part of Sans Peur, another popular novel written by Alastair Borthwick. He was acquitted just before hostilities stopped, and the division’s Colonel allowed him not to attend many ceremonies afterwards in order to write about his experiences during the war.
After the war,Alastair Borthwick moved to a small cottage with his wife (whom he married in 1940) on the coast of Jura. He continued to work as a broadcaster, writing columns for the News Chronicles, and he also scripted and presented programs for the Grampian TV. Borthwick passed away in 2003, after spending the last 5 years of his life at Beith, in a nursing home. He considered himself to be a journeyman writer, being able to write well about most subjects required. He noted that we would be happy if he was remembered as someone who was always printable and never broke a deadline.