Our top ten bestselling books of 2021
- Monday 20 December 2021
To celebrate the end of what has been a fantastic year of publishing, we’ve decided to reveal our top ten bestselling books of 2021. Scroll down to find out which titles have made the list!
(#10) The Mountain Path by Paul Pritchard
In 1998, Paul Pritchard was struck on the head by a falling rock as he climbed a sea stack in Tasmania. Close to death, Pritchard kept himself going with a promise that he would ‘at least attempt to live’. The Mountain Path is an adventure book like no other, an exploration of a healing brain, a test of will and a triumph of hope.
The Outdoor Swimming Guide features over 400 great places to swim outside in Great Britain. It includes lidos, rivers, lakes and other stretches of water specifically designated for open water swimming. It’s the perfect guide for the travelling swimmer and an essential companion when heading on holiday with the family or children.
(#8) Pennine Bridleway by Hannah Collingridge
Pennine Bridleway by Hannah Collingridge is a guidebook to this National Trail taking you from Derbyshire through the Yorkshire Dales to Cumbria, following the Pennine Hills. Together with stunning photography, the route features Ordnance Survey 1:50,000 maps, easy-to-follow directions and interesting facts about landmarks along the way.
(#7) 1001 Running Tips by Robbie Britton
1001 Running Tips by Robbie Britton is a light-hearted and informative guide to all kinds of running. Covering a vast range of topics, from training plans and racing to fell running and kit, this book will help both beginners and those with more experience to improve their running and enjoy themselves in the process.
(#6) Bikepacking England by Emma Kingston
Bikepacking England by Emma Kingston contains twenty great multi-day off-road cycling adventures across England, including the Peak District, Jurassic Coast, South Downs, Lake District and Dartmoor. Illustrated with stunning action photography and overview mapping; downloadable GPX files are also included.
(#5) The Farthest Shore by Alex Roddie
In February 2019, award-winning writer Alex Roddie left his online life behind to walk 300 miles through the Scottish Highlands. The Farthest Shore is the story of his solo trek along the remote Cape Wrath Trail. Journeying through a vanishing winter, Alex learnt about solitude, nature and the threats faced by Scotland’s mountain landscape.
(#4) Kangchenjunga by Doug Scott
Completed before his death in 2020, Kangchenjunga is Doug Scott’s final book. Scott explores the mountain and its people before going on to look at Western approaches and climbing attempts, including his own in 1979. Kangchenjunga is Scott’s tribute to this sacred mountain, a paean for a Himalayan giant, written by a giant of Himalayan climbing.
(#3) The Vanishing Ice by Iain Cameron
Iain Cameron is Britain's foremost expert on snow patches. He takes us on a tour of Britain which includes the Scottish Highlands, the Southern Uplands, the Lake District and Snowdonia, seeking isolated patches of snow which can linger into summer and beyond. The Vanishing Ice is a eulogy to snow, the mountains and the great outdoors.
(#2) In It for the Long Run by Damian Hall
In It for the Long Run is ultrarunner Damian Hall’s story of his Pennine Way record attempt in July 2020. With dry wit and humour, Hall tells of his nine-year preparation for his attempt, and of the run itself. He also gives us an autobiographical insight into the deranged world of midlife crisis ultramarathon running and record attempts.
(#1) Beastmaking by Ned Feehally
Beastmaking by Ned Feehally is a book about training for climbing. It is designed to provide normal people – like you and me – with the tools we need to get the most out of our climbing. It features sections on finger strength, fingerboarding, board training, mobility and core, and includes suggested exercises and workouts.