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Cairngorm John

Author : John Allen
ISBN : 9781908737489
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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For over thirty years John Allen was an active member of the Cairngorm Mountain Rescue Team and for most of them acted as Team Leader. In 'Cairngorm John' (his call sign when in contact with search and rescue helicopters) he recalls the challenges of mountain rescue and the many changes he has both witnessed and been a party to. His book is filled with exciting accounts of real-life rescues, discussions of mountain rescue topi such as hypothermia, first aid, and the use of helicopters and search and rescue dogs. Peopled with interesting characters his accounts are at all times humane and the book is laced with humour.
Category: Sports & Recreation

The Cairngorm Mountains

Author : John Hill Burton
ISBN : HARVARD:32044081258774
Genre : Cairngorms (Scotland)
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Category: Cairngorms (Scotland)

The Cairngorms

Author : Patrick Baker
ISBN : 9780857908094
Genre : Travel
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The Cairngorms: A Secret History is a series of journeys exploring barely known human and natural stories of the Cairngorm Mountains. It looks at a unique British landscape, its last great wilderness, with new eyes. History combines with travelogue in a vivid account of this elemental scenery. There have been rare human incursions into the Cairngorm plateau, and Patrick Baker tracks them down. He traces elusive wildlife and relives ghostly sightings on the summit of Ben Macdui. From the search for a long-forgotten climbing shelter and the locating of ancient gem mines, to the discovery of skeletal aircraft remains and the hunt for a mysterious nineteenth-century aristocratic settlement, he seeks out the unlikeliest and most interesting of features in places far off the beaten track. The cultural and human impact of this stunning landscape and reflections on the history of mountaineering are the threads which bind this compelling narrative together.
Category: Travel

Caleb S List

Author : Kellan MacInnes
ISBN : 9781909912069
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Shortlisted for the 2013 Saltire Society Scottish First Book award.Edinburgh. 1898. On the cusp of the modern age. Caleb George Cash: mountaineer, geographer, antiquarian and teacher stands at the rocky summit of Arthur's Seat.This is the story of Caleb, me and the Scottish mountains visible from Arthur's Seat. Somehow the Cashs or the Calebs didn't sound right so I have called the hills on Caleb's list The Arthurs.More than just a climbing book this is the story of a survivor. Caleb's List is a beautifully descriptive account in which Kellan MacInnes intertwines his own personal struggle with HIV with the life story of Victorian mountaineer Caleb George Cash, beginning with the moment in 1898 when Caleb stood at the top of Arthur's Seat in Edinburgh and made a list of 20 mountains visible from its summit, from Ben Lomond in the west to Lochnager in the east.MacInnes stumbled upon this longforgotten list of hills, now dubbed the Arthurs, and in this book he sets a new hillwalking challenge ... climbing the Arthurs.Drawing on history, literature and personal experience, MacInnes offers both practical and emotional insight into climbing these hills, in an account that is a must-read for hillwalkers, visitors to Edinburgh and lovers of Scotland all over the world.This is not just a book about hillwalking and history. At its heart this is powerful landscape writing that explores the strong bond between a person and the hills they love . . . The author writes with skill and considerable authority. ALEX RODDIE, authorCaleb Cash himself is an important if neglected figure in the history of the Scottish outdoors and the author's personal story gives the book an emotional power unusual in a guidebook. An excellent book. CHRIS TOWNSHEND, authorA triumphant debut. THE GREAT OUTDOORSA tribute to the healing power of the Scottish landscape and to survival against the odds. THE SCOTSMAN
Category: Sports & Recreation


Author : John Brooks
ISBN : 0319090396
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Cairngorm Club Journal

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ISBN : SRLF:AA0001643188
Genre : Mountaineering
File Size : 69.4 MB
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Category: Mountaineering

In The Shadow Of Cairngorm

Author : William Forsyth
ISBN : NYPL:33433069332132
Genre : Abernethy and Kincardine (Scotland : Parish)
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Category: Abernethy and Kincardine (Scotland : Parish)

The Nature Of The Cairngorms

Author : Philip Shaw
ISBN : 9780114973261
Genre : Science
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The Cairngorms area is arguably the most significant for nature conservation in the British Isles and contains its largest National Park. In this book, 35 authors, drawing on published and unpublished sources, present an up-to-date review of the area's natural features, including plants, animals, habitats, geology and landforms. The review falls into three parts. The first and largest part describes the area's rich diversity of nature, with each chapter summarising recent research findings, trends and conservation issues for a different landform, habitat or species group. The second part considers deer management, recreation and projected climate change impacts. Part three focuses on rare and threatened species, and identifies areas and habitats rich in species for which the Cairngorms are nationally and internationally important.
Category: Science

The Cairngorm Gateway

Author : Ann Glen
ISBN : UOM:39015058130199
Genre : History
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"The Cairngorm Gateway traces the history of Badenoch and Strathspey, from earliest times to the present. The whole area will have a new fascination and special importance with the signalling of the Cairngorms National Park.The Cairngorm Gateway has long been a "transit" zone with forest resources being a prime factor. When the railways came to the region, tourism, very soon became a major source of income for its population, bringing people from far afield to enjoy healthful air and mountain views. Over the centuries not every project has prospered, however, and so this is a story of success and failure, of wealth and poeverty in both war and peace. Now the landscape and natural history of this stunnigly beautiful region have come to the forefront of attention as a valuable part of Scotland's heritage while the new funicular railway on Cairn Gorm has polarised opinions about the mountains, access to them and to their management.
Category: History

Letters Of Dr John Brown

Author : John Brown
ISBN : WISC:89087906129
Genre : Authors, English
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Category: Authors, English

Contested Mountains

Author : Robert A. Lambert
ISBN : UOM:39015051599606
Genre : History
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This is a collection of essays showing that concerns about climate change are far from being a uniquely modern phenomenon. It traces the origins of environmental debates about soil erosion, deforestation, and climate change in the writings of early colonial administrators, doctors and missionaries. The author traces what is known and what can be inferred about El Nino events centuries before the devastating 1997/1998 effects. In a concluding essay he analyzes the general significance of marginal land and its ecology in the history of popular resistance movements.
Category: History

Cool Britannia

Author : Adam Watson
ISBN : 9781907611469
Genre : Nature
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Cool BritanniaSnowier times in 1580-1930 than sinceGlobal warming and climate change have become headline news in recent years. Climate, however, has always changed. Thick ice covered most of Britain in the last Ice Age, and prehistoric man thrived during a warm climate after the ice melted. In a later warm period the Vikings farmed in Greenland, but then came the cold of the Little Ice Age for several centuries up to the mid 1800s. Climatologists in the 1900s noted some old writings that told of more snow in northern Europe then, including Britain. For this authoritative new book, the most experienced observer of British snow patches has combined forces with the keenest recent enthusiast who has stimulated many new voluntary observers. A factual review, it gives more evidence of a colder snowier Britain in the 1580s to early 1900s than since 1930. The most comprehensive historical account yet published for snow patches on British hills, it also collates for the lowlands much evidence that was previously unpublished or in obscure, little-known sources. The authors recount a few past extraordinary cases of severe snow affecting British folk, even in lowland southern England. Their verbatim quotations from early writers give a remarkably live impression, so that readers feel they are out in the cold with these pioneers of long ago. The modern scientific evidence is clear that the cool centuries described by the authors for Britain also affected the rest of Europe and indeed all other continents across the globe. Hence this book will be of interest to many readers far beyond Britannia.AuthorsAdam Watson, BSc, PhD, DSc, DUniv, raised in lowland Aberdeenshire, is a retired research ecologist aged 80. He began lifelong interests on winter snow in 1937, snow patches in 1938, the Cairngorms in 1939. A mountaineer and ski-mountaineer since boyhood, he has experienced Scotland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden, mainland Canada, Newfoundland, Baffin Island, Finland, Switzerland, Italy, Vancouver Island and Alaska. His main research was and is on population biology, behaviour and habitat of northern birds and mammals. In retirement he has contributed 16 scientific publications on snow patches since 1994. He is a Fellow of the Arctic Institute of North America, Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, Royal Meteorological Society, Royal Society of Edinburgh, and Society of Biology. Since 1954 he has been a member of the Scottish Mountaineering Club and since 1968 author of the Club's District Guide to the Cairngorms.Iain Cameron, 37, was brought up in lowland Renfrewshire, and works as an environmental, safety and health manager. Since 2007 he has been a co-author with Adam Watson on the annual snow-patch paper published by the Royal Meteorological Society in their scientific journal Weather. Although living in south-east England, he spends many weekends each summer and autumn in the Scottish Highlands, doing detailed fieldwork on snow patches. During preparation of this book, he inspected works by early authors at the British Library, and visited sites in lowland England where early writers reported extraordinary summer snow patches. Since 2008 he has stimulated and coordinated many new voluntary observers of snow patches across Britain. Through them, he contributed the first comprehensive note on snow patches in England and Wales in summer 2010, published in Weather.
Category: Nature