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.