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Scotland S Mountains

Author : William Hutchison Murray
ISBN : UOM:39015013359610
Genre : Highlands (Scotland)
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Category: Highlands (Scotland)

Scotland S Mountains Before The Mountaineers

Author : Ian R Mitchell
ISBN : 9781909912441
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Winner of the Outdoor Writers Guild Award for Excellence In this new book on pre-mountaineering ascents and near ascents in the Highlands, we have at last a work which does justice to those who lived and worked, travelled and fought in the Highlands before Walter Scott. PROF. BRUCE LENMAN Marvelous account of mountaineering's prehistory... as colourful as it is thought provoking - THE SCOTSMAN This work tells the story of explorations and ascents in the Scottish Highlands in the days before mountaineering became a popular sport - when Jacobites, bandits, poachers and illicit distillers traditionally used the mountains as sanctuary.
Category: Sports & Recreation

Scotland S Mountains

Author : Joe Cornish
ISBN : 1845133463
Genre : Photography
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Following the success of Scotland’s Coast, acclaimed landscape photographer Joe Cornish trained his lens on another outstanding feature of the country for which he holds so much affection – its mountains. He sets out to capture the unique character of each range, from the soaring peaks of the Southern Highlands to the fortress-like Torridonian and Assynt hills in the far north; from the Cuillin of Skye, almost Alpine in character, in the west, to the lofty Cairngorms, with their windswept plateaus and jewel-like ice formations to the east. With a brilliant eye for a picture and a masterly use of light, Joe depicts not only the peaks and ridges, the cliffs and buttresses of each mountain range, but the corresponding valleys and glens, the deep lochs, fast-flowing burns and spectacular waterfalls that are as integral to the landscape as the mountains themselves. Accompanying the photographs are Joe’s fascinating accounts of his experiences in each region. He describes the physical and creative challenges he faced in order to capture the images, and his reflections on the remarkable landscapes and features he encountered. The result is one of the most acutely observed, engaging and inspirational portraits of Scotland’s mountains ever published. It will delight not only Joe Cornish’s numerous admirers but anyone who is drawn to this most magical of landscapes.
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Scotland S Best Small Mountains

Author : Kirstie Shirra
ISBN : 9781849653459
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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A walking guidebook to 40 of the best small mountains in Scotland under 3000ft, with OS maps and routes described as day-walks with ascents accessible to non-climbers. The guidebook splits Scotland into seven areas - Sutherland and the far north, Torridon, Lochaber, the Great Glen, the Cairngorms, Glencoe, Arrochar, the Trossachs and the islands (Skye, Eigg, Mull, Arran). With routes that range in length and difficulty and alternative options given there is something for walkers of all abilities. The guide also includes background information on the mountains and places of interest, practical advice on each route and how to prepare and make the most out of these small mountains and information on history, geology, flora and fauna. The popularity of Munro-bagging - climbing all the mountains in Scotland over 3000ft - has left many of Scotland's finest mountains overlooked by walkers. What they lack in stature, they often more than make up for in beauty, views and character. This book champions just some of Scotland's best smaller mountains - from the surreal and striking landscape of The Storr in Skye, the pagan festivals of Ben Ledi in the Trossachs to the imposing and rugged ridges of Quinag in the Sutherland.
Category: Sports & Recreation

Scotland S Mountain Ridges

Author : Dan Bailey
ISBN : 9781849654340
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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A guidebook to the rich mix of summer scrambling, rock climbing and winter mountaineering on Scotland's ridges, from the remote Cairngorms to the splendour of the Cuillin. Graceful carved walkways slung between summits, twisted spines of stone - ridges can be the most beautiful of mountain landforms. With elegant lines and giddy exposure, ridge climbs emit a powerful siren call, drawing us out onto the rocks. Life on the edge has a special quality, born of the contrast of empty space all around, and intricate detail in close-up. The crests are strangely irresistible. Scotland's ridges are among the finest mountaineering lines in the country, every one a unique adventure. The variety of these routes reflects the breadth of the mountain experience: a rich mix of summer scrambles, technical rock and challenging winter climbs. This book covers both the popular classics and some obscure gems, aiming to celebrate these thrilling climbs as much as to document them. Along the way it explores landscapes of magnificent diversity, ranging from the remote desolation of the Cairngorms to the seaside splendour of the Cuillin, the great trench of Glencoe to the surreal exhibitionism of the far north. The chosen selection spans the grade range, with routes to suit all levels of ability. Whether an earthbound hillwalker or an accomplished climber, Scotland's ridges cannot fail to stir your imagination.
Category: Sports & Recreation

Scotland S Mountain Landscapes

Author : Colin K. Ballantyne
ISBN : 1780460791
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The diversity of Scotland's mountains is remarkable, ranging from the isolated summits of the far northwest, through the tor-studded high plateau of the Cairngorms to the hills of the Southern Uplands. Colin Ballantyne explains the geological and geomorphological evolution of Scotland's mountains to form an unparalleled variety of mountain forms.
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The Call Of The Mountains

Author : Max Landsberg
ISBN : 9781909912595
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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An adventure across a thousand miles of Scotland's mountains. In this personal guide to the triumphs, hardships and perils of scaling the Munros, Landsberg brings the joys and pitfalls of hill-climbing to life. Landsberg's adventures are presented in vivid detail, with insights ranging from encompassing the wonder of unique experiences like seeing the birth of a deer to the mundane delight of the flavour of sandwich he had on a given day. Throughout his account, Landsberg provides an in-depth insight into his growing obsession with climbing the Munroes and its effect on his physical, emotional and spiritual development. With insights on the history, culture, ecology and geology of Scotland's mountains and guides to Gaelic place names, mountain safety and an analysis the science of walking, this book provides a complete guide for anyone looking for adventure in the Highlands, and is sure to inspire anyone who reads it to go climb a rock!ExcerptOne day I walked into these mountains, and I never came all the way back. For though Scotland's mountains may not be the highest in the world, they are certainly amongst the most awe-inspiring and enchanting. From the towering pinnacles of Skye, to the high rolling plateau of the Cairngorms; from the bonnie braes of Ben Lomond to the weeping cliffs of Glencoe; from the rocky battlements that encircle Loch Arkaig, to the gentle folds of Ben Lawers as it spills down to Loch Tay: here are offered scenes of unrivalled splendour, landscapes of unparalleled variety, and a magic ground for personal connection, inspiration, and transformation. These are places of accessible adventure - we leave behind the safety of the lush glen to cross the swooping moor, clamber up through craggy corridors, and with silver chuckling burn then spatey cascade as our sometime guide we reach at last the grand summits of these lands. Here beneath a hundred rainbows lie a hundred pots of gold - unclaimed scenic ingots that are yours for the taking and to which I hope to lead you, on a journey for body, for mind, and perhaps for something deeper.
Category: Sports & Recreation

The Munros

Author : Cameron McNeish
ISBN : 1842040820
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The Munros consist of 277 Scottish mountains over 3000 feet in height. They are enjoying unprecedented popularity as hikers and vacationers flock to the area to enjoy the magnificent scenery. It has been estimated that most good weekends, even in the winter, attract close to 50,000 visitors. Cameron McNeish, editor of The Great Outdoors magazine, provides an essential reference for readers either planning a trip to the region or wishing to relive the adventures they enjoyed there.
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Great Mountain Days In Scotland

Author : Dan Bailey
ISBN : 9781849655002
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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50 great mountain walks in Scotland. Some of the routes described in this larger format book are well known classic challenges such as the Lochaber Traverse, the Mamores and Cairngorms 4000-ers while others approach a favourite mountain from a new angle or combine several in a testing way. Each one can be crammed into a single, long day or backpacked over two to spend a little longer in this rugged and addictive landscape. The collection spans Scotland, right across its magnificent upland areas and dramatic peaks. Routes range from 12 to 25 miles and many would make a good two-day adventure. Some can be approached by kayak or mountain bike. Over 270 ranges and summits feature in settings as varied as the snowbound Cairngorm plateaus and the land-sea jigsaw of the Hebrides, where rugged peaks rise from clear water. Few walking destinations are better suited to routes at the longer, tougher end of the scale.
Category: Sports & Recreation

Hostile Habitats

Author : Nick Kempe
ISBN : 0907521932
Genre : Mountains
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Compiled by some of the country's leading experts in their fields, this book offers a detailed introduction to the natural and man-made environment of Scotland's mountains, written by hillwalkers for hillwalkers.
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Mountain Building In Scotland

Author : The Open University
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Genre : Geology
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This 30-hour free course drew on geological evidence to trace the origin and demise of the ancient mountain range that became the Scottish Highlands.
Category: Geology

Scotland S Winter Mountains

Author : Martin Moran
ISBN : 0715307940
Genre : Travel
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Background information on winter climate, weather and snow conditions, detailed historical appraisals of the development of winter mountaineering and instructional advice on mountaineering skills and techniques are complemented throughout this text by the author's personal narratives.
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The Scottish Mountains

Author : Alan Gordon
ISBN : 1841073679
Genre : Mountains
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Scotland's Mountain landscapes are among the most striking and fragile in northern Europe. Their magic casts a spell over all who come to behold them. This astonishing collection of panoramic photography captures the physical power of Scotland's mountains, and their ever-changing beauty. Veteran mountaineer Hamish Brown provides introductory texts to each of the mountain regions.
Category: Mountains

The Scots Magazine Explore The Munros

Author : Keith Fergus
ISBN : 1910230588
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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The Scottish landscape has a unique majesty like no other. It will sweep you away with the Alpine grandeur of the Skye Cuillin or enchant with the Arctic domes of the Cairngorms. There are ancient rocky formations, rolling hills and the sublime, glowering peaks of Glen Coe and Ben Nevis. Within these cherished environments stand Scotland's 282 Munros--mountains that top 3,000 feet. With details of the best time of year to climb, how to get there, what you'll see (wildlife, romantic ruins, caves, waterfalls and lochs), intriguing historical info, and the author's lived experience of the hills, Explore the Munros will inspire your discovery of Scotland's most beautiful mountains.
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Scotland S Winter Mountains With One Axe

Author : Gary Smith
ISBN : 1527217221
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Scotland's Winter Mountains with one axe - A selection of thirty easily accessible, done in a day, mountain journeys. All of Scotland's classic winter ridges are described in detail, including the Aonach Eagach, Liathach and An Teallach. The big gullies of the Northwest are also included, such as Deep South Gully on Beinn Alligin and Morrison's Gully on Beinn Eighe. All routes fall into the lower categories of climbing grade (I and II), meaning they are perfectly suited for a traditional approach, with just one axe and minimal amount of gear, if any. Three easy routes have been included to provide a step-up from winter hillwalking. The book contains background information and an easy-to-follow description for each of the selected outings. It is laid out in a contemporary format and supplemented with bespoke colour maps and 116 colour photographs showcasing Scotland's spectacular mountain scenery. This is an ideal book for anyone who has a love for Scotland's mountains and will take a reader on the best winter journeys from the comfort of a favourite chair. The author has taught climbing and mountain skills for 24 winter seasons in the Highlands.
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