Higher Calling explores the central place of mountains in road cycling. Blending adventure and travel writing, Max Leonard takes the reader from the shepherds tending their flocks on the peaks to a Grand Tour climax on the ‘highest road in Europe’.
Among the Summer Snows is both celebration of the summer snowbeds of the Scottish Highlands and meditation on their significance. Full of vivid description and anecdote, it explores the meanings of nature, beauty and mortality in the twenty-first century.
In this compelling journey through peaks both real and imaginary, Veronica della Dora explores how the history of mountains is deeply interlaced with cultural values and aesthetic tastes, with religious beliefs and scientific practices.
An artist’s ten-year personal challenge to paint every single view depicted in Wainwright’s seven Pictorial Guides to the Lakeland Fells. All 1500 locations precisely researched, visited and then produced in watercolour, recording the changing landscape of these familiar 214 fells.