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Tuesday, 25 February 2014

Millrace Climbing and Walking books to join Bâton Wicks List

Vertebrate Publishing has bought the existing stock and all publishing rights to the much-loved walking and climbing books from the well respected publishing house Millrace Books.

A selection of Millrace Outdoor books

The books will now be published under the name Millrace Outdoor, as part of the greater Bâton Wicks list.

Born on the edge of the English Peak District, Millrace Outdoor books are distinctive for their format and the lively and sometimes eccentric writing. The books are characterised by their beautiful and traditional hardback construction and fine dust jackets, while the writing is rather literary and full of ideas and dry humour. These are books you want to keep.

Highlights in a fine list of books must be Central Buttress of Scafell, a series of historical essays on this most famous of climbs; The Riddle of Sphinx Rock, an exploration of the majestic Great Gable; and the lively Macc and Other Islands, a look into some of those lesser-known British Islands.

The full list:

The Central Buttress of Scafell Historic: Essays on a legendary rock climb 

The Life and Times of the Black Pig: A biography of, and ways up, Ben Macdui

The Riddle of Sphinx Rock: Great Gable explored (available in ebook format)

A Measure of Munros Munros: Munro-bagging and a personal obsession

A Rope of Writers: Mountaineering literature in Britain

Climbing Down: Long distance walking with a dodgy hip

Macc and the art of Long Distance Walking: Walks, books, pubs and maps

Muir and More: John Muir, his life and walks

Presumptious Pinnacle Ladies: Articles from early Pinnacle Club journals

Mountain Words British: Mountain literature, a bibliography and essays

A Bit of Grit on Haystacks: A celebration of Wainwright (out of print)

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