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Book Extract: On the Summit of Skye

A proper mountain top is, of course, one that you could fall off on any side. As the high point of the Cuillin, Sgurr Alasdair certainly meets that description, says self-confessed exposure-phobe Simon Ingram, in this extract from his book The Black Ridge: Amongst the Cuillin of Skye.


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Among mountaineering books, there are some that are fun – but only a select handful that are actually funny, says Ronald Turnbull. This send-up of Scottish hill-going captures the 1970s, a time when the era of genteel gents with...

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