Even though Alastair Borthwick recently died, he continues to live on in all the things he wrote. He was a professional author who had a talent for capturing just what he wanted to out of different situations. Whether he was climbing the hills of Scotland or covering the decidedly sad areas of war in Scotland, he knew just what to write about and how to make sure the readers understood what he wanted to tell them. Just like painting a picture, Alastair Borthwick made sure people saw what he was talking about. In fact, the way he talked about different things was similar to someone telling a story and it gave him a chance to show different people what they could do and how they could make more out of their own experiences in Scotland. The majority of the time he spent in Scotland allowed him to learn more about what he needed to do and what that meant for others.
Climbing in Scotland is great, but it’s not something most people would be able to cover in detail. Alastair Borthwick did it over and over again. He went into a lot of details in the climbing scenarios he did and that’s what made his stories so interesting for readers. He also made sure he painted a picture of what the climbs were like because that was important to him. For Alastair Borthwick, the point of doing it wasn’t so he could tell his own story, it was so he could transport people into the story.
Alastair Borthwick told the stories of war similarly to how he told equally mundane situations. There were things that allowed him to show people what they could do and how they could make the most out of everything they did. Trying to show people how to make a change was important to Alastair Borthwick and that’s a big part of why he covered the war stories as well as other stories. By doing this, he gave himself the chance to help people and show them what they could do to stop the war and keep it from happening again.