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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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Along the Divide: Wild Spine of Scotland
Chris Townsend embarks on a 700-mile walk along the spine of Scotland, the line of high ground where fallen rain runs either west to the Atlantic or east to the North Sea. Walking...
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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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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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Bothy Tales
In Bothy Tales, the follow-up to The Last Hillwalker from bestselling mountain writer John D. Burns, travel with the author to secret places hidden amongst the British hills 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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Chasing the Dreams
Hamish Brown, who occupies a special place as a Scottish writer and traveller, turns his wealth of experience into captivating narratives of fascinating people and places; sometimes...
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Cold Wars
Winner of the 2012 Boardman Tasker Prize for Mountain Literature. I was aware that I was cold beyond cold. I was a lump of meat left for too long in a freezer, a body trapped beneath...
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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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Discovering Swallows & Ransomes
Inspired by Arthur Ransome's classic 'Swallows and Amazons' series, John Berry describes how the books became his inspiration, and how he went in search of his hero - finally locating...
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Extreme Scotland
In Extreme Scotland, award-winning adventure-sports photographer Nadir Khan takes us on a jaw-dropping tour through Scotland's epic mountain landscape. Nadir showcases his work...
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Extreme Survivors
The story of 60 of the most astonishing stories of human endurance and endeavour. The statistics, descriptions, and illustrative maps fully describe of 60 of the world's greatest...
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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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Girl Outdoors, The
An adventurous best mate in book form, The Girl Outdoors is a rip-roaring guide to the wider, wilder world. Whether you're going on a physically demanding expedition or making...
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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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Highland Journal: The Making of a Hillwalker
Jack's love of hillwalking began when he and his son took a trip to the North-West Highalnds of Scotland. Together they began to explore the extraordinary mountains of Coigach...
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In Search Of Swallows & Amazons
Roger Wardale's 40-year search uncovers the secret locations featured in Arthur Ransome's original 'Swallows & Amazons' adventures. Containing fully revised text and rare photographs...
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Into the Silence: Great War, Mallory, Everest
For Mallory, as for all of his generation, death was but a frail barrier that men crossed, smiling and gallant, every day. As climbers they accepted a degree of risk unimaginable...
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Last Hillwalker
From somewhere out in the vast whiteness of the blizzard we hear a cry for help. Instinctively the three of us turn and head across the mountainside. We find two men and a woman...
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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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Mammoth Book of on the Edge
No one sees clearer than an individual whose life is hanging by the finger tips on the edge of an abyss.Probing the furthest reaches of human daring and endurance, here are 28...
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Mhor and More
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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Moonwalker: Adventures of a Midnight Mountaineer
Moonwalker is a unique story, the memoir of a man whose love of Scotland's mountains would override his body-clock and all conventional notions of health and safety. When Alan...
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Mountain Before Breakfast, A
The Munros may have been conquered, but that does not mean the passion for night ascents of Scotland's mountains has been diminished for Alan Rowan. Fresh from seven years of nocturnal...
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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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Mountain Man
446 Mountains. Six months. One record-breaking adventure Nicknamed 'Mountain Man' by the Sunday Telegraph, James Forrest is the record-breaking adventurer who climbed every mountain...
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Mountains are Calling, The
The Mountains are Calling is the exhilarating story of the runners who go to high places. From its wild origins in the Highlands, hill running in Scotland remains as pure and...
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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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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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