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349 Views of Scotland
Anyone who has walked or climbed in Scotland will sooner or later come across a view indicator - one of the discs or plates which identify surrounding features in the landscape...
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50 Shades of Hillwalking
Includes 50 no-holds-barred recollections of Ralph Storer's hillwalking escapades, brought to life by carefully selected photographs. Its exploration of international hillwalking...
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An t-Eilean - Taking a Line for a Walk through Skye
This is an account in words and pictures of a walk taken though Skye by the award-winning writer Angus Peter Campbell and his friend the photographer Cailean Maclean. Both were...
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Around the Coast in Eighty Waves
Living in an old, unheated T25 campervan for fourteen months, including the coldest winter for thirty years, Jonathan Bennett travelled clockwise round Britain, surfing every beach...
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Bare Feet & Tackety Boots (Luath)
In this text, the last survivor of those who were born and raised on the island of Rhum before World War I presents a social history and personal anecdote of a way of life gone...
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Beyond the Secret Howff (Nov)
A legendary figure in the bothying scene, Allister Brebner fell in love with the hills of Scotland in his childhood. Here he writes with honesty and insight about the magnificence...
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Blind Man of Hoy, The
Red Szell's dream from childhood was to climb the Old Man of Hoy, the tallest sea stack in Europe, until his dreams were dashed when he discovered he was going blind.Years later...
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Bruce Meg and Me
Craving an escape from everyday life, Gregor Ewing writes a personal account of his 1,000 mile walk over nine weeks with collie Meg that takes them through Northern Ireland and...
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Cairngorm John
In 'Cairngorm John: A Life in Mountain Rescue' (his call sign when in contact with search and rescue helicopters) John Allen recalls the challenges of mountain rescue and the many...
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Call of the Mountains, The
An adventure across a thousand miles of Scotland’s mountains. In this personal guide to the triumphs, hardships and perils of scaling the Munros, Landsberg brings the joys and...
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Charlie, Meg & Me: Walking Escape from Culloden
Bonnie Prince Charlie has long been associated with the Scottish Highlands, where he was on the run for several months during the Jacobite rebellion. Last year, Gregor Ewing, along...
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Darkness Descending
On 5 January 2003, former Special Forces soldier Ken Jones was caught in a devastating avalanche as he climbed in the frozen wilderness of Romania's Transylvanian Alps. Flung from...
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Eiger Dreams
No one writes about mountaineering and its attendant victories and hardships more brilliantly than Jon Krakauer. In this collection of his finest essays and reporting, Krakauer...
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Flame of Adventure
Simon Yates, author of Against the Wall, takes us back to his early years as a climber - the escapades and excitement of a young life lived on the edge and for the moment, when...
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Freedom Climbers
"Freedom Climbers" is the multi award-winning book by Bernadette McDonald, now available in the UK and Ireland thanks to Vertebrate Publishing. "Freedom Climbers" tells the story...
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Hamish's Mountain Walk
Hamish Brown was the first walker and climber to complete the Munros in a single round. By his own rules he did it self-powered except where ferries were required and with the...
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Hell of a Journey: Cawthorne
Hell of a Journey describes what is arguably the last great journey to be underaken in Britain: the entire Scottish Highlands on foot in one winter. On one level it is a vivid...
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In the Shadow of Ben Nevis
In 1959, sixteen-year-old Ian 'Spike' Sykes left school and, after a short period of work at Leeds University, joined the RAF. Already a keen climber, he signed up on the promise...
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Last Man Off
In the depths of Antarctic winter, hundreds of miles from land or rescue, a small fishing boat is swallowed by waves as high as houses. The captain is fatally slow to act, and...
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Last Wilderness, The
Neil Ansell walks in some of the most remote parts of Britain, the Scottish Highlands, and examines the experience of being alone in nature in this heartfelt book. Ansell also...
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Longest Climb
The Longest Climb is the utterly compelling account of Dominic and his team's expedition from the Dead Sea to the peak of Everest. His team EverestMax were the first ever to make...
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Mhor and More (IBT)
American Martin Margulies first visited South Uist in October 1987, drawn there by its remoteness and its Gaelic culture. On the final afternoon of the visit, he climbed halfway...
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Mountain Days & Bothy Nights
Acknowledged as a classic of mountain writing, this book takes you into the bothies, howffs and dosses on the Scottish hills as Fishgut Mac, Desperate Dan and Stumpy the Big Yin...
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Mountains of the Mind
Why do so many feel compelled to risk their lives climbing mountains? During the climbing season, one person a day dies in the Alps, and more people die climbing in this season...
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Munros In Winter
In 1985 mountain guide Martin Moran achieved the first completion of all 277 Munros* in a single winter with the support and companionship of his wife Joy. Their success was a...
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Nature's Peace: A Celebration of Scotland's Watershed
In 2005 Peter Wright walked the 1,200 km length of the Watershed in 64 days. Walking along the very spine of Scotland he was struck by the magnificence and diversity of the landscapes...
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Of Big Hills and Wee Men
'Before us in the bright spring sunshine lay the entire Clyde valley, dominated by the vast sprawling mass of Glasgow, the dear green place. There was a time no too long ago when...
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One Day as a Tiger
'The wall was the ambition, the style became the obsession.' In the autumn of 1982, a single stone fell from high on the south face of Annapurna and struck Alex MacIntyre on the...
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Poacher's Pilgrimmage: An Island Journey
The Outer Hebrides are home to come of the most remote and spetacular scenery in the world, hosting an astonishing range of mysterious structures from the Celtic era - stone circles...
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Psychovertical
Metro magazine recently wrote that Andy Kirkpatrick makes Ray Mears look like Paris Hilton. Words like boldness, adventure and risk were surely coined especially for him. As one...
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Push, The: A Climber's Journey
This dramatic and inspiring memoir comes from legendary rock climber Tommy Caldwell, the first person to free climb the nearly vertical 3000 foot Dawn Wall of Yosemite's El Capitan...
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Ridiculous Mountains
The Complete Doctor Stories presents us with the preposterous but just possible adventures of the Doctor and his two companions. It provides a wickedly satisfying commentary on...
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