The Mountains Are Calling is the story of the runners who go to high places. The lure of the hills leads Jonny to the Ramsay’s Round – a continuous loop of 23 of Scotland highest mountains, all completed within 24 hours.
White Hall Centre for Open Country Pursuits, near Buxton in Derbyshire, was set up in 1950 by Jack Longland, Derbyshire’s director of education.The Story of White Hall Centre describes White Hall’s origins and its sixty-seven years in existence.
From his home in the Cairngorms of Scotland, Cameron McNeish reflects on a life dedicated to the outdoors in his long awaited autobiography. There’s Always the Hills is the story of one man’s love affair with the world’s wild places.
Ed Douglas and John Beatty are close friends with a shared history with Kinder going back decades. In Kinder Scout they reveal the social, political, cultural and ecological developments that have shaped the physical and human landscape of this enigmatic and treasured hill.
1942: a once-proud country shrinking under occupation – a washed-up director scraping for one final chance – armed partisans retreating to the high mountains – and a movie script with an unheard-of restriction: it must be shot in Chamonix and the Alps.
In the wake of his diagnosis with throat cancer, celebrated mountaineer David Roberts seeks answers with sharp new urgency. He explores his own lifelong commitment to adventuring, as well as the cultural contributions of explorers throughout history.
Evening in Rishikesh - A Climber’s Journey Home is a memoir seeing remarkable qualities in heroes like Layton Kor, Englishman Derek Hersey and larger than life personality Johnny Dawes and becomes a firsthand account of a journey to India.
Unknown Pleasures is a collection of works by the climber and author Andy Kirkpatrick. Covering subjects as diverse as climbing, relationships, fatherhood, mental health and the media, it is easy to read, sometimes difficult to digest, and impossible to forget.
Stories from the days when mountain climbing was discovery and men like Allen Steck forged new routes, both literal and literary. This memoir is a treasure, an inspiration, and an anchor to the foundation of the life-changing sport of alpine climbing.
This book provides a fascinating insight into the wildlife and people that live within the Arctic Circle. It vividly brings to life the challenges the author faced when painting in one of the world's harshest environments. David’s paintings capture perfectly the majesty and breath-taking beauty of this disappearing wilderness.
Rising to over 7,000 metres in the the Karakoram, the Ogre – Baintha Brakk – is notorious in mountaineering circles as one of the most difficult mountains to climb. The Ogre, by legendary mountaineer Doug Scott, is a two-part biography of this enigmatic peak.
A story of courage and friendship against a backdrop of chronic multiple sclerosis and an unrelated brain tumour. One third medicine, with its inherent fascination and frustrations, one third mountains and climbing, one third sailing and the sea.
The dark days, storms and glistening stillness of frost-encrusted landscapes are the stuff of winter’s wonder, of nature at its utmost. Jim Crumley ventures out to experience the quiet solitude of nature’s rest period, evoking all its drama and glory.
In The Blackbird Diaries, Karen Lloyd chronicles the wildlife in her garden and on her daily walks in the fells and valleys of Cumbria’s South Lakeland, sharing her deep-rooted affection for the landscapes, birds and animals there.