This book takes you on a journey of discovery in the mountains. From first walks, as a schoolboy, in the English Lake District to extremes of Scottish ice climbing. It is about a deep need to connect with wild places.
With benevolence and humour, the Old Red Sandstone mountains of the Brecon Beacons, watch over the animals and cryptobeasts of this enchanted realm. Helped by a thoughtful Troll named Raunog, they find wonderfully inventive solutions to life’s little problems.
A brilliant and evocative biography of the legendary Mont Ventoux, the most daunting challenge in cycling.
Erik Bjarnason’s story of survival and recovery after being trapped on the second-highest peak in North America, Mount Logan, during an extratropical cyclone. Despite losing all his fingers and one thumb, Bjarnason requalified as a firefighter and returned to climbing.
A thrilling and dangerous adventure though the Himalayan state of Arunachal Pradesh, one of the world’s least explored regions.
Colder is the fully illustrated edition of Ranulph Fiennes’ memoirs, complete with personal photographs, maps and diary notes of his adventures.
From Afghanistan to Colombia, Chechnya to Kashmir, mountainous regions play host to the vast majority of armed combat. Veteran war correspondent Matloff travels to discover why, creating a vivid and indelible portrait of the high-altitude conflicts that shape our world.
Set in the French Alps between 1914 and 1976 and partly inspired by the mountaineer Sir Alfred Wills, a captivating novel about an English family of keen climbers and the impact they make on the life of a local girl.
In Norton of Everest, Hugh Norton has written sensitively about his father’s remarkable life as mountaineer – setting an altitude record for climbing on Everest without supplementary oxygen; soldier; naturalist; artist and family man.
With a foreword from Joss Naylor, There is no Map in Hell chronicles Steve Birkinshaw’s run of all 214 Wainwright fells in under seven days: two marathons and over 5,000 metres of ascent every day, breaking Naylor’s longstanding record.
Days to Remember is a collection of tales from well-known mountain guide Rob Collister. With a foreword from mountaineer and writer Stephen Venables, the book chronicles trips from hills in Wales to larger expeditions including the Silvretta Alps, Gletscherhorn, and Annapurna.
Hamish Brown has been an outdoorsman for more than sixty years. The first person to complete an uninterrupted round of Scotland’s Munros. This is not an autobiography but a very personal record of his many journeys and interests.
Two pivotal weeks in the life of Mickey Bell: HIV, on the dole, living in the flats in Drumkirk. Mickey’s got a secret – he’s been climbing the Munros. With Tyke his dog, Mickey sets out to climb his last Munro.
For one brilliant season in 1983 the sport of fell running was dominated by John Wild and Kenny Stuart. They destroyed the record book, only determining who was top by a few seconds in the last race of the season.
This unique guide dares the Everyman climber to tackle the Eiger’s much-coveted 1938 Heckmair North Face route. You’ll find comprehensive, easy-to-follow topos with matching, concise route descriptions, as well as advice on equipment, bivouacs and climbing strategies.
Baton Wicks | ISBN 9781898573784
Written with candour, a sharp eye for the tragicomic and with a sympathetic insight into the history and culture of indigenous mountain peoples, Harding’s compelling narrative proclaims the power of nature, the glory of landscape and the spirit of the mountains.
Fell and Rock Climbing Club | ISBN 9781898573784
The book on the history about the crags and climbs on Scafell that make up the greatest climbing ground in England. Beautifully illustrated with wonderful and breathtaking photography. Newly published material from the pioneers and explanation of geological features.