- Thursday 7th November 2019
With wetter than average weather expected all autumn/winter long, getting outside hasn’t been easy of late. To keep you entertained while outdoor play is postponed, we're running a series of buy one get one free and buy two get one free deals on related titles. Scroll down to see the books included in this offer. Discount is applied at check out.
Day Walks guides
Our pocket-sized Day Walks guides cover many of the UK’s national parks and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Each book contains twenty circular walks suitable for hill walkers of all abilities. Researched and written by local hill walkers, each of the routes feature clear and easy to use Ordnance Survey maps, easy-to-follow directions, details of distance, navigation information, refreshment stops and local knowledge and are illustrated with stunning location photography.
A series of guides to the best rock climbs in the Pyrenees, the Swiss and French Alps and the French Prealps. Each guide presents a series of routes that provide the essential pleasures of mountaineering: getting off the beaten track, enjoying the pure mountain air, the beauty of the cliff, the variety of the climbing and the quality of the rock. Every route features a detailed and comprehensive route description, a detailed topo, a sketch map and is beautifully illustrated with photos. Most of the routes described should be within the capabilities of most mountaineers.
Doug Scott autobiographies
Up and About is the first volume of autobiography by Doug Scott, telling his story from growing up in Nottingham during the Second World War to Chris Bonington’s epic 1975 expedition to Everest when Doug and Dougal Haston became the first Britons to reach the summit of the world. The Ogre is a two-part biography containing, first, the geography and history of the mountain, and, second, the personal account of Doug and Chris Bonington’s first ascent and dramatic descent in which Doug suffered two broken legs and Sir Chris smashed ribs.
Classic biographies from three influential British climbers who pioneered the rise of sport climbing in the 1980s, raising the standards of climbing exponentially from 7b+ at the start of the decade to 9a at the end of the 80s.
John Burns' books
Written with humour and compassion, John Burns’ three books explore the profound relationship between people and wild places and bring together over forty years’ experience in the mountains of the British Isles. In Sky Dance, John's latest novel, he returns to the Scottish hills to ask fundamental questions about how we relate to this northern landscape, now that wild land is threatened like never before – while hopefully raising a few laughs along the way.
Classic climbing narratives
Ken Wilson’s Classic Rock is one of the most popular and iconic works of climbing literature ever written. First published in 1978, it represented the absolute best of British climbing at that time, quickly establishing itself as a must-have publication. Peak Rock is a celebration of significant developments at the cutting edge of rock climbing in the Peak District, from the day that James W Puttrell first set foot on rock at Wharncliffe in the late nineteenth century, through to modern day ascents on the area’s gritstone and limestone crags. The Great Mountain Crags of Scotland is a celebration of climbing in Scotland’s wild places, compiled by Guy Robertson and Adrian Crofton. Featuring contributions from many of Scottish mountaineering’s great writers and climbers, and beautifully illustrated with breathtaking photography, it delves deep into the heart of some of the oldest mountains on Earth.
1001 Climbing Tips is a massive collection of advice and knowledge drawn from Andy Kirkpatrick's three decades of climbing obsession, as well as nineteen ascents of El Cap, numerous Alpine north faces, trips to the polar ice caps, and many other scary climbs and expeditions. Crack Climbing provides a single point of reference for all crack climbing techniques, regardless of grade. In the book, Pete draws on years of experience including many cutting-edge first ascents and hard repeats to provide step-by-step practical information on techniques, gear and equipment. Mastermind is a guide to mental preparation for climbers featuring Jerry’s own advice and contributions from Alex Megos, Adam Ondra, Alex Honnold and Barbara Zangerl to help you make the most of your existing strength, technique and ability.