Keith Foskett was born in West Sussex, England. Having once been described as an anomaly (it was apparently a compliment), he has dabbled in various professions including car cleaning, refuse disposal, cooking and decorating.
A few years ago he became addicted to walking ridiculous distances in remote locations, otherwise known as thru-hiking, and this forms the basis of much of his writing.
His first memoir, The Journey in Between, is an account of his 1000 mile walk on the Camino de Santiago, otherwise known as The Way, and is a consistent best seller on Amazon. Dealing with extremes of temperature to encountering kleptomaniacs and fake faith healers, he was threatened with arrest in Spain for ‘not sleeping’.
He completed all 2640 miles of The Pacific Crest Trail in America, and the subsequent book – The Last Englishman is a #1 best seller on Amazon, and was shortlisted for Outdoor Book of the Year by The Great Outdoors magazine.
Gladly accepting his fate as a dromomaniac (an addiction to wandering and exploring), he quickly indulged further, and hiked 2180 miles of The Appalachian Trail, arguably the most famous long distance hiking trail in the world. The resulting memoir, his third book – Balancing on Blue, was again shortlisted for Outdoor Book of the Year, and is also a #1 best seller on Amazon.
Travelled Far is a collection of short stories inspired by his award winning blog. The EBook is free to download and all proceeds from the paperback are donated to Mountain Rescue (UK).
The highly anticipated High and Low, released in 2018, focuses on his battle with depression whilst hiking across Scotland.
To preserve finances, fund further hikes and his writing career, he has since moved back with his parents.
He’s still hoping to move out.