Recommendations for Father's Day
- Wednesday 10 June 2020
Haven't sorted out your present yet? Mum not come up with any ideas? Don't worry, we've compiled a list of top Father's Day gift recommendations, which are guaranteed to offer something for outdoor-inclined and armchair dads alike.
Plenty of how-to books focus on the physical aspects of sporting sucess, but how do you train your mind to perform best under pressure? Drawing on his own experiences and those of other elite climbers including Alex Megos, Adam Ondra, Alex Honnold and Barbara Zangerl, in Mastermind Jerry Moffatt helps you to harness your existing capability and realise your potential.
Just because it's fiction, it doesn't mean it isn't true.
Written in his characteristically witty style, John D. Burns' books will be loved by anyone who's experienced the magic of Scotland's hills and wilderness. In Sky Dance, he explores the role we all have to play in securing the future of the landscapes and native species of the Highlands.
One of the all-time greatest outdoor narratives, The Last Blue Mountain is the harrowing true story of the 1957 expedition to Pakistan’s Mount Haramosh when two of a team of four climbers were avalanched into a snow basin at 20,000 feet, only for the rescue attempt by their teammates to result in the plight of all four climbers as they tried to liberate themselves from an icy grave. The is a story of friendships between climbers and a tragic twist of fate.
The remarkable story of a New Zealand beekeeper who changed the world. Author Michael Gill lifts the lid on thirty-three years of Hillary's life including his time in the New Zealand air force during World War II, the background to his and Tenzing Norgay's Everest ascent in 1953 and his aid work in Nepal following the death of his wife and daughter. Painstakingly researched, the book reveals Hillary's life in more detail than ever before to uncover the human behind the legend.
This is a book about how man has shaped and been shaped by wild places as told through the story of a mountain in the Derbyshire Peak District. A collaboration between writer Ed Douglas and photographer John Beatty, Kinder Scout reveals the social, political, cultural and ecological developments, including the famous 1932 Kinder Mass Trespass, that have moulded the physical and human landscape of this enigmatic and treasured hill.
Ken Wilson's inimitable Hard Rock is the best of British rock climbing. Updated for 2020 it's timeless collection of world-class routes is essential inspiration for climbers new and experienced. Featuring over fifty crags and sixty-nine routes in England, Scotland and Wales, it epitomises all that is great about traditional climbing in Great Britain.
Wild Light is a stunning panoramic exploration of the Scottish landscape by photographer Craig Aitchison, winner of the inaugural Scottish Landscape Photographer of the Year competition. Produced over seven years and shot entirely using a traditional Hasselblad film camera, this remarkable body of work captures the essence of the Scottish wilderness through the seasons and portrays the Highlands and Islands at their most beautiful. Craig Aitchison’s Wild Light will delight anyone who treasures the Scottish mountain landscape.
Which are the world's greatest climbs? Veteran mountaineer Charles Sherwood is on a mission, not in search of the traditional 'seven summits' but to seek out the most enjoyable climbs on each continent, and in the company of many of the climbing world's best known characters, including Andy Kirkpatrick, Mark Seaton and Stephen Venables. But to what criteria do you measure the best climbs? Rather than the determining factor being height alone, Charles considers the challenge and the variety of the climb and its beauty and heritage. Taking him to the Alps, the Himalaya, the Andes, Kenya, New Zealand and South Georgia, even the most casual reader will note that the author's quest 'is little more than a delightful ruse for having a very good time'.